Angelica Gabriela Prodan
Angelica Prodan, a pianist and organist, is Artist Teacher of Piano at the University of Redlands, a position she has held since 1993. A native of Romania, she earned a B.Mus. in piano performance at the Gheorghe Dima Conservatory in Cluj-Napoca and, following graduation, gave concerts and taught piano until coming to the United States in 1987.
Prodan completed an M.Mus. in piano and organ performance at the University of Redlands in 1990 and a DMA in keyboard collaborative arts at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1996, with music history and theory as minor areas of study. She has studied piano with Louanne Long, Samuel Swartz, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Eckhart Sellheim, Rita Sloan, Malcom Hamilton, and John Perry and organ with Ladd Thomas.
Prodan was awarded the Gramma Fisher Scholarship from the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, in 1996, received fellowships for the Bach Aria Festival at Stony Brook University in 1997 and the Aspen Music Festival in 1998, and won the Victor Valley Symphony Concerto/Aria Competition (California) in 1999. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, national music honor society.
As an organist, Prodan has served at a number of churches in Southern California and is a member of the American Guild of Organists. Currently she is the organist at the Campus Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church in Loma Linda. She has also had extensive experience in conducting choirs and instrumental ensembles, primarily in church settings.
Prodan has been a soloist with several orchestras in Southern California and Romania and has performed with and accompanied numerous instrumentalists and vocalists, including members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A frequent recitalist with an extensive repertoire in piano and organ, she is a sought-after teacher and coach and collaborative artist. Her students are winners in local and state competitions and have continued serious study after leaving her studio.
Sources: Information provided by Angelica Prodan, January 2013; Biography at the University of Redlands website, 2012; program note from unknown source, 2007.