Joseph Stacy (BMus, MMus)
Joseph Stacy is an American pianist based in Vancouver, BC. A recipient of the Faculty of Arts Graduate Award, he graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with his Master of Music in Piano Performance in 2021.
Mr. Stacy performed in the EsterhĂˇzy Palace as part of the 2018 Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, and he has performed in master classes of internationally acclaimed pianists such as Michael Chertock (Cincinnati CCM), Jane Coop (UBC), Ralf Heiber (Vienna Music and Arts University), Rachel Kudo (International Bach Competition Winner), and Stanislav Tichonow (Haydn Konservatory). He was awarded 3rd prize in the New Albany Symphony Orchestra Student Concerto Competition (2017) as well as an Honorable Mention in Ohio University’s Student Soloist Competition (2016). Additionally, he was recognized as a finalist in the United States Virtuoso Artists’ International Piano Competition (2018). An avid lover of piano duo/duet repertoire, he and duet partner Mallory Scaife took 1st prize in the Ohio MTA/Graves Piano Competitionâ€™s Adult Duo Division (2018). In 2019, he graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance/Pedagogy from Ohio University, where he was also awarded the Undergraduate Achievement in Performance Award.
In addition to his attainments in performance, Mr. Stacy has also presented sessions at multiple national conferences throughout the U.S., including the Music Teachersâ€™ National Association (MTNA) Conference, the MTNA Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium, and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. He also participated in the highly selective Eastman Leadership Academy in 2020.
Families of former students have described him as being â€śone of the most attentive and patient instructors [they] have ever witnessedâ€ť as well as having â€śa natural gift for understanding the learning challenges as seen from the perspective of the student.â€ť His former piano teachers include Steinway Artist, Mark Anderson at UBC, Yamaha Artist, Christopher Fisher at Ohio University, as well as brief studies with Michelle Mares and Stephanie Wu. Additionally, he studied collaborative piano with Rena Sharon as well as organ under the tutelage of Paul Barte. A native of North Carolina and long-time resident of the Appalachian community of Pulaski, Virginia, he enjoys the novelty of west coast living, however, he vows to never lose that southern charm.