Dr. Jenny Dou (BMus, MMus, DMus)
Jenny Dou was born in Beijing, China. She graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the University of Minnesota, where she studied with Prof. Alexander Braginsky and Dr. Rebecca Shockley. She received both her Master’s Degree and Undergraduate Degree in Piano performance under the tutelage of Prof. Alexander Tselyakov, at Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada.
Dr. Dou has been teaching students of all ages and at all levels for 10 years. Some of her students have been top prizewinners at the Brandon Music Festival and other piano competitions in Canada and China. She is an instructor at the University of Minnesota where she teaches piano.
Her scholarships and awards include the winner of the Barker’s Insurance Tudor Bowl (Brandon Festival, 2005), the Performance Major Competition (Brandon University, School of Music, 2006), and the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association (2007). Dr. Dou was also a finalist in the Inaugural Knigge National Music Competition (2008) and in the Eckhardt-Gramatté Contemporary Music Competition (2010). She was the recipient of the International Undergraduate Student Scholarship (Brandon University, 2005-2008) and the Gold Medalist (Brandon University, Master of Music). She had a Grand Fellowship and teaching assistantship at the University of Minnesota School of Music.
Dr. Dou performed a virtuosi concert with Alexander Tselyakov in The University of Winnipeg, Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall (2007); at the Clearlake Chamber Music Festival Concert (2008); in a concert tour with Prof. Tselyakov in Beijing, Wuhan, and Dalian (22009); and in China (2012). As a young artist, she worked at the Round Top Music Festival in Texas and studied with famous pianists Eteri Andjaparidze and James Dick.