Dr. Lindsay Clavere, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Music
At Berea College since 2011

Contact Information

Presser Hall, 405
CPO 2194
Email: claverel@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3473
Fax: 859-985-3994
Personal Website

Lindsay Clavere

Spring 2021

Office Hours

Mon: 4 – 5 p.m.
Tue: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wed: 3 – 4 p.m.
Thur: noon – 1 p.m.

Class Schedule

  • MUS 100 A (Mon/Thur: 9 – 9:50 a.m.)
  • MUS 222 A (Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri: 11 – 11:50 a.m.)
  • Applied Piano:
  • Mon: 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Tue: 10 a.m. – noon; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Wed: 4 – 5 p.m., labor meeting
  • Thur: 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m. – noon


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

Honors and Awards

  • Appalachian College Association Research Grant, Berliner Stadtbibliothek Mendelssohn Archives Research, Berlin, Germany (2015)
  • Dean Research Grant, Berea College Villa Medici Research, Rome, Italy (2015)
  • Appalachian College Association Fellowship, Dissertation Research (2015)
  • Teaching Opportunity Research Award—University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (2012–2015)
  • Second Prize—Top Prize, Duo Ellis Piano Competition, Spartanburg, South Carolina (2007)
  • Finalist , Utah Collegiate Piano Competition
  • Prizewinner, Leschetizky International Piano Competition, NYC

Publications, Presentations, Creative Work

  • “Multi-modal Analysis in Fanny Hensel’s Das Jahr,” 20th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, Huddersfield, England (2018)
  • “Fanny Mendelssohn and Musical Identity,” Appalachian College Association,Kingsport, Tennessee (2016)
  • Christmas in Berea” Clavere Javier, Clavere Lindsay, & Talbert Matthew. Berea, KY: Berea College, © 2014. Compact Disc, downloadable iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, Spotify, Xbox One Music, eMusic, Rhapsody, Shazam. (Fundraising project in conjunction with the Development Office and the Office of the President)
  • “Keyboard Topography: Pedagogical Tools for Developing Keyboard Proficiency.” Javier and Lindsay Clavere (in progress)

Piano Performance Experience (under professional management with Maxim Gershunoff Artists, LLC. 1998–2014)

  • Steinway Inaugural Concert, Clavere Piano Duo, Berea, Kentucky (2017)
  • Berea College “Listen” Christmas Eve Special, National Broadcast on CBS (2016)
  • Semiotic Society of America, 40th National Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2015)
  • Mozarthaus, Clavere Piano Duo, Salzburg, Austria (2015)
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Faculty and Guest Artist Series, Richmond, Kentucky (2012)
  • Berea College, Faculty and Guest Artist Recitals, Berea, Kentucky (2011, 2012)
  • Semiotic Society of America, 34th National Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio (2009)
  • Brigham Young University Symphony Orchestra, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (2009)
  • University of Rosario, School of Music, Artist Concert Series, Rosario, Argentina (2008, 1998)
  • Temple Square Concert Series, Concerts in Assembly Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah (2008, 2002, 1998, 1996)
  • Chamberpalooza, The Taft Museum of Art – Cincinnati, Ohio (2007)
  • College-Conservatory of Music, Corbett Auditorium – Cincinnati, Ohio (Professional engagement of Clavere Piano Duo not included in the doctoral requirements, recorded by WGUC Cincinnati with the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati) (2007–2008)
  • St Margaret Concert Series, Loveland, Ohio (2007, 2006, 2005)
  • DaPonte String Quartet, Loveland, Ohio (2004)
  • Friday Musicale Concert Series, Jacksonville, Florida (2001, 2002)
  • Sunday Musicale Concert Series – Livingston, New Jersey (2000)
  • Independence Foundation Concert Series, Rosario, Argentina (1998)
  • Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition Concert Series, Salt Lake City, Utah (1996)
  • Steinway Hall, New York City, New York (1998)


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 received her PhD in Music Theory at the University of Kentucky. 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.