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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, and Asia. She has presented master classes and lectures and workshops in the U.S., Austria, Italy, France, Montenegro, Israel, Taiwan, and Brazil. A professor at the Cali School of Music at Montclair State University since 2014, Ms. Tammam taught at Manhattan School of Music as a Faculty Associate for Constance Keene and as guest faculty at Tel Aviv University, The Jerusalem Academy of Music (Israel), Tunghai(Taiwan),Conservatorio Santa Cecilia (Rome), Conservatorio G.Verdi (Milan), Universitat fur Musik Graz (Austria), Cetinje (Montenegro),and University of Sao Paulo (Brazil).

Among her many awards are first prize winner in the Paderewski Foundation, Auerbuch International, Juilliard Concerto, Masterwork Foundation, and the New York Orchestral Society competitions. She was a top prize winner in the Koscuiszko Foundation Chopin Competition 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 at Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall. She has performed with orchestras in Italy and the U.S. Ms. Tammam has broadcast live on WQXR & WNYC in New York and AFN Radio Germany, and has appeared on on WCBS, WOR and PBS television. The latest CD, "Carnivals, Songs and Transcriptions" was released in 2018 on Amazon and she has three CD's available on Palexa. An article she co-authored on the topic of performance injury was featured in Clavier magazine. Ms. Tammam is listed 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 and 2021, her virtual masterclasses and workshops through YouTube livestream included and Piano Star Masterclass for
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 included 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 is on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music Precollege, and the Cali School of Music, Montclair State University..


Piano Pedagogy, Master Classes, Workshops