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Jocelyn Swigger, piano

Rhythms & Blues: American Piano Music


"Swigger’s easy command of the notes is nothing to sneeze at."
"conveys marvelous characterization and rhythmic verve" --Gramophone

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Jocelyn Anne Kovaleski Swigger performs in the United States, Europe, and South America. An advocate of new music, she has premiered works by composers including Dennis DeSantis, Payton MacDonald, Gavin Chuck, Aaron Grad, Buzz Jones, Greg Mertl, and Forrest Pierce. With degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory and a DMA from the Eastman School of Music, she has taught at Fort Lewis College, the Hochstein Music School, CUNY Queensborough, and Adelphi University, and played for the Manhattan School of Music, the Quartet Program, the Boys Choir of Harlem, and the Juilliard School. She has also appeared as performer and teacher at the Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Madrid, Spain. Since 2004 she has been the Coordinator of Keyboard Studies in the Sunderman Conservatory of Gettysburg College. She spent the summer of 2008 in Asunción, Paraguay, teaching piano and chamber music on a Fulbright Scholar Teaching Grant. Her audio practice blog podcast, "Play It Again, Swig," will soon be available on iTunes. For more information, visit her website.

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