- Ernest Kramer
Northwest Missouri State University
ERNEST KRAMER was educated at the Vienna Conservatory, Peabody-Vanderbilt University (B.M. in Piano Performance), Drake University (M.M. in Piano Performance), and the University of North Texas (Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition). He is a tenured professor at Northwest Missouri State University and has been employed there since 1985. His teaching responsibilities include Applied Piano, Applied Harpsichord, Advanced Music Theory, Ear Training, Choral Composition, and Music Literature.
Kramer is a versatile performer who has given recitals featuring the piano, harpsichord, and organ. His teachers have included Lucien Stark, George Katz, and Tong-il Han. Kramer is in frequent demand as a piano adjudicator.
As a composer, Kramer has written a variety of music. His piano compositions have been published by the Hal Leonard Corporation, Alfred Publishing, Willis Music, and Myklas Music Press. His symphonic and chamber works have been published by Seesaw Press.
Kramer’s research interests are broad. He recently presented a paper on the music of Sigismund Thalberg at the 2012 Hawaii University International Conference. Dr. Kramer’s articles and reviews on Beethoven, Mozart, Weber, Copland, Britten, Schumann, Brahms, and Barber have appeared in such prominent publications as the American Music Teacher Journal, Teacher’s College Record, Clavier, and Clavier Companion. He has conducted extensive research in Vienna on the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz von Suppé. He has received several research grants and awards including those from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Missouri Arts Council, and Germany’s Akademischeraustauschdienst.