Lindsay Clavere (ABD)

Instructor of Music and Accompanist
At Berea College since 2011

Contact Information

Presser Hall, 405
CPO 2194
Phone: 859-985-3473
Fax: 859-985-3994
Personal Website

Spring 2018

Office Hours

Tue: 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Wed: 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Thur: 9:00am – 10:00am
& by appointment

Class Schedule

  • MUS 100 A (Tue/Thur: 10:00am – 10:50am)
  • MUS 100 B (Tue/Thur: 11:00am – 11:50am)
  • MUS 222 A (Mon/Wed/Fri: 1:30pm – 2:30pm)
  • MUS 223 A (Tue/Thur: 1:30pm – 2:30pm)
  • Chamber Choir (Mon: 4:00pm – 4:50pm)
  • Concert Choir (Mon/Tue/Thur: 5:00pm – 6:10pm)
Lindsay Clavere


  • B.A., Xavier University, Cincinnati
  • M.M., Piano Performance and Pedagogy, College-Conservatory, University of Cincinnati
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Music Theory (in progress)

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist , Utah Collegiate Piano Competition
  • Prizewinner, Leschetizky International Piano Competition, NYC


Lindsay is a native of Utah, where she began her musical studies at the age of six. Her teachers included Dr. Douglas Humpherys, and Dr. Paul Pollei at Brigham Young University. Following her university studies, she was on scholarship for five years to study with the world-renowned pianist/composer Dr. Seymour Bernstein in New York City. She holds a master’s degree in piano performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati where she studied with renowned pianist and teacher, Elisabeth Pridonoff. She was a finalist and prizewinner in the Utah Collegiate Piano Competition and the Leschetizky International Piano Competition in New York City. She is ABD at the University of Kentucky PhD program in Music Theory. Lindsay has given piano solo, chamber music recitals, and performed as a collaborative pianist in North and South America.  As a teacher Lindsay has given master classes throughout North America. She has developed and maintained an active teaching studio where her students have received many awards and recognitions such as prize winners in the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition (VA), prizes in the New Jersey Music Teachers Association State Competition, and the East Brunswick Young Musicians prize winners, as well as first place in the Ohio Music Teachers Association ensemble competition. Lindsay, along with her husband Javier, began playing as a piano duo team in 1996. In honor of their wedding, composer Seymour Bernstein wrote “Rhapsody on Two Names – Javier and Lindsay,” and the Argentinean composer Duilio Grasso wrote “Candombe for Two Pianos.” Both pieces were premiered at their piano duo debut in the Assembly Hall Concert Series in Salt Lake City in 1997. They have performed extensively as a duo piano team across North and South America. Their repertoire includes a wide range of music from Latin American composer such as Piazzolla and Guastavino, to modern American music by such composers as Copland, Gershwin, etc. They have performed the complete works for piano 4-hands and two pianos four hands by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Schubert.  In 2007, the Clavere Duo was awarded the top prize in the Duo-Ellis International Piano Competition in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Lindsay joined the faculty at Berea College in August 2011, where she teaches piano and is the faculty pianist, accompanying the choirs, faculty, and students.