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Sondra Tammam

Adjunct, Cali School of Music

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Sondra Tammam
Adjunct Professor
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Recognized internationally as a pianist and pedagogue, Sondra Tammam has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, South America and Asia. She has presented master classes, lectures and workshops in the U.S., Austria, Italy, France, Montenegro, Israel, Taiwan, and Brazil. At Manhattan School of Music she was a Faculty Associate for Constance Keene. She taught as guest faculty at Conservatorio Santa Cecilia Rome, Conservatorio G. Verdi Milan, Universitat fur Musik Graz Austria, Cetinje University Montenegro, Tel Aviv University, The Jerusalem Academy of Music Israel, Tunghai University Taiwan and University of Sao Paulo Brazil.

Among her many awards are first prize winner in the Paderewski Foundation Competition, the Frinna Awerbuch International, the Juilliard Concerto, the Masterwork Foundation, and the New York Orchestral Society Competition. She was a top prize winner in the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition New York, and received the John Meyers Foundation Award. The Paderewski Foundation sponsored her debut recitals in Carnegie's Weill Hall, New York, Wigmore Hall, London, the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and the Stattsbibliotek, Berlin. Her chamber music performances include appearances with members of the N.Y. Philharmonic Orchestra at Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall. She has performed with orchestras in Italy and the U.S. Ms. Tammam has broadcast live on WQXR and WNYC in New York and AFN Radio Germany, and has appeared on WCBS, WOR and PBS TV. Her four CD's (Palexa) available on Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon include the latest "Carnivals, Songs and Transcriptions". An article she co-authored on the topic of performance injury was featured in Clavier magazine. Ms. Tammam is in Who’s Who of American Women.

The recipient of the 2022 Steinway Top Teacher Award, Ms. Tammam is a Steinway Educational Partner. She received the 2018 Teacher of the Year Award from NJMTA. Ms. Tammam was invited to speak at the MTNA National and Suzuki International Conferences. She presented a Master Class at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege in 2016. In 2020-21, her virtual masterclasses and workshops through YouTube livestream included and Piano Star Masterclass for
This year she was selected to lecture at Oxford University, UK at the 18th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. She was a guest at the MGSA Rutgers University, and the inaugural PPSI at TCNJ.
Ms. Tammam is Co-Director of the Dorothy Taubman Festival at Montclair State University,

Ms. Tammam holds a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her teachers have been Edwin Hughes (assistant to Leschetizky),Jeannette Haien (teacher of Murray Perahia), Dora Zaslavsky, Rosina Lhevinne, Maria Curcio (protegee of Artur Schnabel), and Dorothy Taubman. She serves on the Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty and the Cali School of Music, Montclair State University.


Piano Pedagogy, Master Classes, Workshops