German pianist Henning Vauth serves as Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Marshall University in West Virginia (USA). He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda (US National Music Honor Society), the University Curriculum Committee at Marshall, ISME (International Society for Music Education), MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), and board member of the West Virginia Music Teachers Association (treasurer).
A laureate at international competitions in Italy and Norway, Henning Vauth has performed throughout the United States, in Europe, and in South America at venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Salle Cortot in Paris, and Centro de Artes in Goiania, Brazil. Henning Vauth’s professional engagements for the summer of 2016 include the 7th International Summer Academy of Music “Lüneburger Heide” in northern Germany (June 23 to July 3), a lecture “On the Establishment of Arts Wellness Centers in Academic Settings” at the World Conference on Music Education in Glasgow, United Kingdom (July 24 to 29), and the Global Summer Institute of Music in Richmond, Virginia (teaching faculty member, July 31 to August 10).
Dr. Vauth is an advocate for healthy performance practices and musicians’ wellness. Together with Nicole Perrone (Professor of Acting & Movement), he has launched the Center for Wellness in the Arts (CWA), a collaborative project between the College of Arts & Media and the College of Health Professions at Marshall University. With a dozen faculty members and two graduate assistants, the center has quickly become an integral part of both colleges. The CWA offers a walk-in athletic training clinic for performance-related musculoskeletal problems, in addition to vocal health, hearing conservation, and performance anxiety workshops and lectures, voice and hearing screenings and treatment, and medical assistance for marching band and theatre rehearsals and performances. It houses several ongoing research projects. All wellness services are free of charge for Marshall University students.
Dr. Vauth has presented spoken papers on musicians’ wellness at conferences and festivals in Porto Alegre, Brazil (International Society for Music Education), Snowmass, Colorado (Performing Arts Medicine Association), West Palm Beach, Florida (Palm Beach Atlantic International Piano Festival) and is listed as co-author in the peer-reviewed journals Experimental Brain Research (2014), Human Movement Science (2009), and Movement Disorders (2004).
Henning Vauth holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester, USA), in addition to further degrees and certificates in piano performance and pedagogy from the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien (Hannover, Germany) and the Ecole Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” (Paris, France). Piano studies with Nelita True, Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri, and Einar Steen-Nökleberg, harpsichord with William Porter, private piano study in recent master classes with Philippe Entremont.