Dr. Michael Coonrod

Instructor of Piano, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Piano Institute


D.M.A., M.M.A., Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University; B.M., University of Montana, with honors; Three summers at the Aspen Music School

Dr. Michael Coonrod has been a piano faculty member at the Interlochen Arts Academy since 1976, the Arts Camp for 15 years, and at the Piano Institute since 2012. He also teaches at the Faceart School in Shanghai, China and at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Miaori,Italy.

In February of 2019, he gave the premiere of the Concerto for Left Hand by Kenji Bunch. He has also performed in Qingdao China, at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland, and at the Eastman School of Music. His students have attended the Juilliard School, Eastman School, Peabody Conservatory, Northwestern School, Lawrence Conservatory, Lynn Conservatory, and the San Francisco Conservatory. He is dedicated to the development of students of all levels of ability and believes the person is just as important as the talent.

His three recordings from World Records are available from CD Baby.com: "Reflections on Schubert," "50th Anniversary Favorites," and "The Life and Music of Albert James Fillmore."

He studied with Konrad Wolff, student and biographer of Artur Schnabel. Additional study was with Leon Fleisher and Adele Marcus.