Theatre Arts Professor
Part Time Faculty
Michelle Do is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she received a Doctorate of Musical Arts under Stephen Pierce. She previously attended institutions such as Indiana University (MM) and California State University – Fullerton (BM). She has been a laureate of competitions such as the Gail Newby Concerto Competition, the La Mirada Arts Competition, the Music Associates Competition, the Redlands Bowl Young Artists Auditions, the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, the American Protégé International Concerto Competition, and the Latin American Recording Competition, among others. She is a National Guild artist and has earned the Paderewski medal for her achievements.
Michelle has given concerts in several venues nationwide, including the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Memorial, Roselle Hall, Meng Hall, and the Redlands Bowl. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2014, in Weill Recital Hall. Her studies have allowed her to participate in several masterclasses, among which were taught by Menahem Pressler, Gabriela Montero, and Nelita True. Michelle has also been active nationwide; she completed a concert tour in 2010 entitled “Music for Peace” as part of the International Music Institute and Festival, giving performances across Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York.
Michelle has performed in concerts such as the Young Talents showcase and Stars of Tomorrow, as well as appearing as a soloist with the La Mirada Symphony Orchestra, Orange County Collegiate Orchestra, the Southern California Philharmonic, and the Indiana University Philharmonic. A versatile collaborative pianist, she formed the Deuxieme Trio with violinist Darryl Black and cellist Benjamin Coyte, performing chamber concerts across Southern California. She continues to remain active in Southern California as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist.
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