Catherine A Godes
Director of Piano Studies at TTU, Catherine Godes began her musical studies in NYC at the age of four. She received the BM and Masters Degrees form West Virginia University, where she studied with renowned pianist Herman Godes. The 2 eventually married and formed the Godes Piano Duo. They toured throughout the country and taped several programs for PBS. She continued her studies at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where she was a student of Israeli pianist David Bar-Ilan and received the Doctorate in Musical Arts and Performance.Two years on the faculty of Fairmont University in West Virginia were followed by the appointment to head the Community Music Program at West Virgina University where Godes designed a curriculum for over 400 students. She also established piano classes for children and adults.
Dr. Godes established herself as a prominent soloist, collaborative artist and clinician. In 1993 she joined the faculty at TTU, and has been active as a performer and teacher. Many of her students have won major competitions throughout the region, and have continued piano studies at the graduate level. As a board member of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association, Godes serves as the collegiate auditions chair. She is also the founder of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra Pre concert lecture series. She frequently presents master classes both at Tech and throughout the region.