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Department of Music and Theatre

Dr. Natalya Shkoda

Keyboard Performance & Keyboard Pedagogy Certification

Natalya Shkoda has been praised for her “impressive pianistic range” (International Piano), "considerable power" (All-Music Guide), "brilliant technique and depth of artistic interpretation" (Ukrainian Weekly) and “extremely natural piano sound” (Music Web International). Since presenting her first solo recital and winning the National Composers’ Competition at the age of thirteen, she has performed over 300 recitals worldwide and appeared as a soloist with MasterWorks Symphony, Southwest Symphony, Paradise Symphony and North State Symphony. A recipient of the Presidential Scholarship in Ukraine in 1993, she is a winner of the National Young Composers’ and Journalists’ Competitions, MasterWorks Festival Concerto Competitions and Klatzkin Contemporary Music Competitions in both piano and harpsichord. Natalya Shkoda holds Doctorate and Master’s degrees in piano performance from Arizona State University, Diplomas with distinction in piano and musicology and Performer’s Certificate from Kharkiv State National University of Arts in Ukraine, and Diploma with Gold Medal in piano and composition from Kharkiv Special Music School for Gifted Children in Ukraine. Her three-volume “Kosenko Recording Project” features the first Western recording of Kosenko “Eleven Études in the Form of Old Dances,” Op. 19 (Toccata Classics, 2006), and the premiere recordings of his “Complete Piano Sonatas" (Centaur Records, 2011), “Eleven Études,” Op. 8, and “Twenty-Four Children’s Pieces,” Op. 25 (Centaur Records, 2015). Her newest CD album features "The Seasons," Op. 37 bis and "Album for the Young," Op. 39, by P.I. Tchaikovsky (Centaur Records, 2018).  Dr. Natalya Shkoda is Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at California State University, Chico.​

Portrait of Dr. Natalya Shkoda
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Course Instruction
  • MUSC 106 Beg Piano II
  • MUSC 110C Keyboard: Studio Instruction
  • MUSC 310C Keyboard: Studio Instruction
  • MUSC 316: Recital
  • MUSC 371: Seminar in Music History and Literature: Keyboard