Laurie Hudicek has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from St. Mary’s College of Maryland (1995), a Master of Music Degree from The University of Maryland (1998), and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from The University of Maryland (2002), where she studied contemporary piano with Bradford Gowen.
Dr. Hudicek focuses on the performance of 20th- and 21st-Century Music, specifically the works of American composers. Her performances and lectures have been regarded as “engaging” and “remarkable for thoughtfulness and expression” (21st Century Music), and she has also been described as a “vivid” and “virtuoso” performer (The Washington Post). She has premiered works by Dary John Mizelle, Sean Hickey, Francis McKay, and Steve Antosca.
Dr. Hudicek can be heard on the Furious Artisans label. Her debut recording of George Crumb’s Makroksomos volumes I and II, hailed by 21st Century Music as a “brilliant, commanding, and virtuosic new recording,” has been highly praised by the composer as “superb” and “effectively and sensitively interpreted.” Her recording was also featured on National Public Radio’s Composer’s Datebook. She recently collaborated with her daughter, Eva Ulreich, and Steve Antosca on an award-winning film featuring her recording of Henry Cowell’s The Banshee.
Dr. Hudicek has been on the piano faculty at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Levine Music in Washington D.C. where she held the positions of Associate Piano Department Chair and Suzuki Piano Department Chair. She has given pre-performance lectures and talks for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore, City Dance, and multiple universities and colleges. She is a Registered Suzuki Piano Instructor, a Certified Royal Conservatory of Music theory and piano instructor, and has been published in both The New Music Connoisseur and 21st Century Music.
Dr. Hudicek teaches students from age 3 to adult. Her students have won many awards including State Awards and Regional RCM Gold medals in levels from Prep A to level 8. She has prepared students for practical exams for the past 10 years from Prep A through level 10 as well as their co-requisite theory exams.
Dr. Hudicek is currently the Director of Educational Programming for Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestras in Loudoun County, VA.
- Youth (7-17)
- Adults (18+)
- Young Children (under 7)
- Piano - Elementary
- Piano - Intermediate
- Theory - Elementary
- Theory - Intermediate
- 2002 - Doctor of Musical Arts - University of Maryland College Park
- 1998 - Masters of Music - University of Maryland College Park
- 1995 - Bachelor of Arts - St. Mary's College of Maryland
- Suzuki Piano Instructor Training through book 6 - Trainings from ECC, Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4, Book 5, and Book 6 - 2013
- Music Teachers National Association - National
- Suzuki Association of the Americas - National