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Fanny Po Sim Head

Born in Hong Kong, Fanny received a doctorate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Kansas under the instruction of Dr. Scott McBride Smith. She completed her undergraduate degree in Music Composition and Production at Hong Kong Baptist University. Later she received her master’s degrees in Piano Performance and Musicology from the University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC).

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She has over 20 years of teaching experience with students from all over the world. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty at the Metropolitan Community College- Kansas City, Fanny has a thriving studio where her students are active participants in piano recitals, festivals, and competitions. She has a strong passion for piano pedagogy; to that end, she has established a website providing teaching resources for young piano teachers and students.

Fanny has been active in academia and regularly submits proposals and presents them at various events. She presented at various conferences, such as the Music Teacher National Association (2022), National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (2021), Kansas Music Teacher Association (2020), and the College Music Society (2019). She works to discover and promote the work of lesser-known musicians. In addition to presenting and sharing her research on less-known composers, Fanny also includes their works in her recital programs. Her recent recording projects focus on works written by Latin American composers. Her new album includes 13 short pieces written by Blanca Layana Gómez, an Ecuadorian female composer.

Contributed Posts
Aug 13, 2023 Children’s Operas in the 2000s
Aug 6, 2023 Brian Field’s Three Passions for Our Tortured Planet Draws Global Participation, Driving Climate Change Advocacy, Policy Change
Jul 30, 2023 Children’s Operas in the 1900s
Jul 25, 2023 In Touch With Composer and Educator Wynn-Anne Rossi
Jul 17, 2023 Brazilian First Conductor and First Choro Composer
Chiquinha Gonzaga (1847-1935)
Jun 29, 2023 An Interview with Nancy Loo as the Broadcaster
Jun 25, 2023 10 Podcasts about Classical Music and Beyond
May 25, 2023 The Evolution of East-West Collaborations in Classical Music:
An Interview with Two Hong Kong Composers- Hong Hong Gianakon and Kwan Leung Ling
May 10, 2023 Pianist Angela Lau and Her Project Sharing Hong Kong Piano Music
May 7, 2023 Classical Sounds in Modern “Machines”