Erikson Rojas

Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano

School: College of the Arts
Department: College of the Arts
Sub-department(s): Music (UG)
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joined: 2023

Biography

Rev. Dr. Erikson Rojas, pianist, has given numerous solo and chamber performances in U.S., Europe, and Latin America, including eight appearances at Carnegie Hall. In each case he has also been featured as soloist with orchestra. The winner of various competitions, Dr. Rojas is honored to have been one of five Americans and the only Hispanic in 30 pianists selected world-wide for the Cleveland International Piano Competition.

During his time at Rutgers University, Peabody Conservatory, Curtis Institute and Cairn University, Dr. Rojas’ primary teachers include Leon Fleisher, Samuel Hsu, Eleanor Sokoloff, Min Kwon and Martin Canin. Other lessons and masterclasses were with Claude Frank, Gary Graffman, Seymour Lipkin, Jerome Lowenthal, Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri, John Perry, Ilana Vered, Sasha Starcevich, Pavlina Dokovska, Susan Starr, and Jorge Luis Prats. He is on faculty at Palm Beach Atlantic University and Csehy Summer School of Music.

Dr. Rojas heads the piano program at PBA’s Preparatory Department and founded Pianissimo!, the University’s summer keyboard intensive. He also serves as pianist of the Choral Society of the Palm Beaches and as music minister and organist at Royal Palm Presbyterian Church in Southeast Florida, where he resides with his wife, Diandra, and daughter, Erika.

Degrees

DMA in Music, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey | Graduate Perf Dipl in Piano, Johns Hopkins University | MM in Piano, Johns Hopkins University | BM in Music, Cairn University