Ivan Hurd, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor, Piano Pedagogy, Class Piano Coordinator, Music

Ivan Hurd, D.M.A.


Ivan Hurd currently serves as Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Coordinator of Class Piano at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he teaches piano pedagogy, piano literature, class piano, and undergraduate and graduate applied piano. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma, and Piano Performance degrees from Eastern Michigan University (M.M.) and the University of Iowa (B.M.). His major teachers include Dr. Jane Magrath, Dr. Barbara Fast, Dr. Joel Schoenhals, and Dr. Réne Lecuona.

Dr. Hurd has performed throughout the United States and in Eisenstadt, Austria at the famed Haydnsaal in the Esterházy Palace. He was one of ten pianists selected to compete for the Rosamond P. Haeberle Memorial Piano Award.

In addition to performing, Dr. Hurd has published articles in Clavier Companion, American Music Teacher, and the MTNA e-Journal. His research has been featured at several national and international conferences including the MTNA National Conference, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum, the College Music Society National Conference, the MusicEdConnect Online Piano Teachers Conference, and the National Conference of the Canadian Federation of Music Teacher Associations. He served as co-chair for the planning committee of the Young Professionals Track for the 2016 MTNA National Conference, and currently serves on the Teacher Education in Higher Ed committee for NCKP. Dr. Hurd was named a Steinway Top Teacher in 2018.


  • A.A., North Iowa Community College
  • B.M., University of Iowa; M.M., Eastern Michigan University
  • D.M.A., University of Oklahoma

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