Jerilyn Paolini, piano (ETSU faculty)
Piano - Regular Program
Timezone: Johnson City, TN, USA (GMT-5)
- New York Times Review – “Mr. Regni was accompanied by the splendid pianist Jerilyn Paolini - an artist capable of creating an indelible mood with just a couple of chords.” Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall
- Students earn top prizes in numerous competitions, including the Tennessee Music Teachers Association, Bristol Music Club, and Grand Virtuoso Competition
- Accompanying/Orchestral Positions have included East Tennessee State University, The Juilliard School, The Mannes College of Music, The Meadowmount School of Music, and Principal Keyboard, Johnson City Symphony Orchestra
Jerilyn Paolini has been a member of ETSU’s piano faculty since 2001. She teaches applied and class piano, and directs the ETSU Summer Piano Camp. She regularly collaborates with fellow faculty members, visiting guest artists, and music majors. Jerilyn currently serves as Immediate Past-President of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association, and served two biennium as president of the Appalachian Music Teachers Association, having been awarded AMTA’s Teacher of the Year. Jerilyn taught Suzuki piano at Suzuki Talent Education of Appalachia in Kingsport, TN and held the position of principal keyboard player in the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra. Her students regularly earn top prizes in local and state competitions.
Prior to coming to Johnson City, Jerilyn was a staff accompanist at The Juilliard School and The Mannes College of Music, while also teaching at New York area music schools. The New York Times reviewed her performance at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall as “a splendid pianist, capable of creating an indelible mood with just a couple of chords.” Paolini holds undergraduate and graduate performance degrees from Southern Illinois University and the University of Texas, as well as Suzuki teacher certification from The School for Strings in New York City. She studied with Ruth Slenczynska, Danielle Martin, David Garvey (collaborative piano) and Sheila Keats (Suzuki pedagogy).