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About Helen Marlais

Dr. Helen Marlais’ performance schedule includes concerts and pedagogical sessions throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Her travels abroad have included performing and teaching in India, S. Korea, Taiwan, Italy, England, France, Spain, Hungary, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Lithuania, Estonia, China, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, and Russia. Marlais has recorded on Audite, Gasparo, Stargrass and Centaur record labels. She has had performances broadcast regionally, nationally, and internationally, on radio, television, and the Internet. Her most recent recording with her husband, concert clarinetist Arthur Campbell, Music for Clarinet and Piano, was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards, one of the most prestigious distinctions available to classical musicians today. FonoForum, a leading European classical music magazine, writes: “Seldom has one so clearly observed the bubbling substructure of the piano part of Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces Op. 73 and, thereby, seldom have the Schumann pieces been played so elegantly and delicately.” They continue with: “Campbell’s and Marlais’ playing is always exact, elegant, without excess. The beauty of this genuinely joint playing is so engaging that it seems to lack for nothing.”

Professional Qualifications

  • Pianist, Professor, Pedagogical author
  • DM (Doctor of Music) in piano performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. MFA in piano performance from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; BM in piano performance from the Univ. of Toledo in Ohio. Outstanding Alumnae award given from the Univ. of Toledo.
  • Nationally Certified member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

University Teaching: Currently: Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.  Previously: The Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY, Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, and Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

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