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55th annual - AMICA CONVENTION
BLACK HILLS - South Dakota
June 3 - 8, 2018

          Encyclopedia of Disc Music Boxes 1881 - 1920
       A History,
          Catalog Raisonné,
                and Appreciation.
                    By Q. David Bowers
       An AMICA-International Publication


Pianist, teacher, lecturer, author and educator, graduated with distinction from the Juilliard School. She was a scholarship student of the great Olga Samaroff Stokowski and studied chamber music with Enesco, Salmond and Letz; theory, composition and counterpoint with Goldmark; and orchestral conducting with Stoessel. 

As a recipient of the Schubert Memorial Award, She made her debut with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in Carnegie Hall and appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski. She subsequently appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco, Boston, Denver and others, and concertized throughout the United States and Canada. She appeared in many first performances of contemporary music and as guest artist with the Musical Art Quartet, the Silvermine Quartet, and the Kohon String Quartet - in an all-Ives program with the latter group. 

She recorded for RCA Victor, Vox and Stero Age Recording Co., made an educational film called the Language of Music, and recorded Three Centuries of Music on the Siena Piano. She wrote jacket liners for Hall of Fame and Classics Records and contributed articles to Piano Quarterly, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and the American Music Teachers magazines. 

Mme. Isabelle Yalkovsky Byman was assistant teacher to Mme. Olga Samaroff Stokowski in private teaching and in the Layman's Music Courses at the junior League. Many of her pupils have been win­ners in the talent hunt contests and she received a Baldwin prize as teacher of a National Runner-Up. 

Mme. Byman has been invited to serve on the Fulbright Committee to screen the piano applicants for the awards given in 1980-81. She has juried solo and concerti contests and served as audition chairman of the N Y SM T A for five years. She was awarded the highest certificate of professional advancement for the Music Teachers National Association. 

As a lecture recitalist, Mme. Byman has given many teachers workshops - the Philadelphia Music Teachers Association, the Pottstown Teachers Association in Pennsylvania, the Brooklyn Guild of Piano Teachers, the Associated Music Teachers. League, and The Piano Teachers Congress of New York, Inc. She was a piano-clinician for the New York State Music Teachers Association and the Utah State Music Teachers, Convention in Salt Lake City. She is listed in the International Musicians Who's Who and the International Women's Who's Who. 

Mme. Byman taught at the Juilliard and is now on the college faculty and in charge of piano pedagogy classes at the Manhattan School of Music.


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