Teaching

Awards and Distinctions of Dr. Shkoda’s Piano Students

Megan Schwartz, Christian Stathopoulos, Daniel Rosales and Jasmine Saechao participated in a piano master class with visiting NSS guest pianist Yi-Nuo Wang at CSU, Chico, May 10, 2019

Dr. Shkoda’s piano and vocal students performed in the fifth “88 Keys at Chico State” Keyboard Fundraising Recital at CSU, Chico, April 28, 2019

Leeya Flanagan performed her Senior Piano Recital at CSU, Chico, November 1, 2018

Leeya Flanagan and Jake Holke performed in a piano master class with visiting artist Dr. Kirill Gliadkovsky (Saddleback College) at CSU, Chico, September 30, 2018

Nicholas Bajada performed his Junior Piano Recital at CSU, Chico, April 12, 2018

Jack Belton was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Music: Keyboard Performance and Pedagogy Pathway and Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy from CSU, Chico, December 2017

Jack Belton performed his Senior Piano Recital at CSU, Chico, November 9, 2017

Leeya Flanagan performed her Junior Piano Recital at CSU, Chico, October 26, 2017

Max Crab was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Music: Keyboard Performance and Pedagogy and Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy from CSU, Chico, May 2017

Enid Gonzalez was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Music: Keyboard Performance and Pedagogy and Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy from CSU, Chico, May 2017

Jack Belton, First Prize winner and Special Prize winner, 2017 Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Competition at CSU, Chico, April 22, 2017

Enid Gonzalez, Brady Harris, Max Crab and Jack Belton performed at a grand opening of the new Arts and Humanities building at CSU, Chico, October 22, 2016

Mac Crab performed his Junior Piano Recital at CSU, Chico, October 6, 2016

Enid Gonzalez performed her Junior Piano Recital at CSU, Chico, October 6, 2016

Jack Belton performed his Junior Piano Recital at CSU, Chico, September 29, 2016

Brady Harris performed his Junior Piano Recital at CSU, Chico, September 29, 2016

Jack Belton, Special Prize winner, 2016 Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Competition at CSU, Chico, March 5, 2016

Don Parrish was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree and Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy from CSU, Chico, December 2014

Ashley Alexandru was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree and Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy from CSU, Chico, May 2014

Wade Gess performed Dmitry Kabalevsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Major with the Paradise Symphony Orchestra in Paradise, California, May 4, 2014

Ashley Alexandru, Max Besterman, Haley Chamberlain, Max Crab, Wade Gess, Daniel Hashim, Kelsey Hernandez, Brittany Masloski, Daniel Michelson and Corey Walles performed in “88 Keys at Chico State,” Keyboard Fund Fundraising Recital at CSU, Chico, April 26, 2014

Wade Gess, Daniel Michelson and Max Crab were selected to perform in a piano master class with visiting artist Natsuki Fukasawa at CSU, Chico, April 5, 2014

Ashley Alexandu, Second Prize winner, 2014 Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Competition at CSU, Chico, April 5, 2014

Brittany Masloski, Special Prize winner, 2014 Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Competition at CSU, Chico, April 5, 2014

Wade Gess, First Prize winner, 2014 Paradise Symphony Orchestra Young Artists’ Competition, March 7, 2014

Wade Gess, Haley Chamberlain, Max Besterman and Janelle Borges were selected to perform in “Glorious Sounds of the Season” Department of Music and Theatre Fundraising Recitals at CSU, Chico, December 2013

Haley Chamberlain, Daniel Michelson and Brittany Masloski were selected to perform in a piano master class with visiting artist Vadym Kholodenko, Gold Medal Winner of the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, at CSU, Chico, October 3, 2013

Max Besterman, Janelle Borges, Ashley Alexandru and Naoko Terakado were selected to perform in a piano master class with visiting artist Richard Cionco (CSU, Sacramento) at CSU, Chico, October 13, 2013

Naoko Terakado was awarded a Bachelor of Art in Music degree and Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy from California State University, Chico, May 2013

Naoko Terakado, Second Prize and Special Prize Winner, Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition at CSU, Chico, March 2, 2013

Ashley Alexandru and Naoko Terakado are the CSU, Chico Keyboard Program scholarship recipients for the academic year 2012-2013

Megumi Ito was awarded a Bachelor of Art in Music degree from California State University, Chico, May 2012

Yuko McWhorter was awarded a Bachelor of Art in Music degree from California State University, Chico, May 2012

Megumi Ito, First Prize Winner, Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition at CSU, Chico, March 3, 2012

Naoko Terakado, Special Prize Winner, Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition at CSU, Chico, March 3, 2012

Ashley Alexandru, Yuko McWhorter, Naoko Terakado and Megumi Ito performed in a master class with visiting artist Dr. Dena Kay Jones (University of Texas, El Paso) at CSU, Chico, March 3, 2012

Megumi Ito, Naoko Terakado and Yuko McWhorter are the CSU, Chico Keyboard Program scholarship recipients for the academic year 2011-2012

Naoko Terakado, Second Prize Winner, Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition at CSU, Chico, March 5, 2011

Megumi Ito, Special Prize Winner, Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition at CSU, Chico, March 5, 2011

Don Parrish, Megumi Ito, Naoko Terakado and Yuko McWhorter performed in the “88 Keys at Chico State,” Keyboard Fund Fundraising Recital at CSU, Chico, February 26, 2011

Naoko Terakado, Second Place Winner, North State Symphony Young Artists’ Auditions, College Division, February 13, 2011

Don Parrish, Megumi Ito, Naoko Terakado and Yuko McWhorter performed in the “88 Keys at Chico State,” Keyboard Fund Fundraising Recital at CSU, Chico, December 10, 2010

Yuko McWhorter, Naoko Terakado and Megumi Ito performed in a master class with visiting artist Mykola Suk (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) at CSU, Chico, October 17, 2010

Megumi Ito and Yuko McWhorter are the CSU, Chico Keyboard Program scholarship recipients for the academic year 2010-2011

Megumi Ito, Special Prize Winner, Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition, April 3, 2010

Yuko McWhorter, Melissa Ng, Ryan Hensley, Megumi Ito and Melody Glassier performed in the Keyboard Fund Fundraising Recital at Chico Women’s Club, November 12, 2009

Ryan Hensley, Megumi Ito and Yuko McWhorter performed in a master class with visiting artist Dr. Dena Kay Jones (University of Texas, El Paso) at CSU, Chico, October 16, 2009

Megumi Ito, Michael Kellogg and Melissa Ng performed in a master class with Haochen Jiang, the Gold Medal Winner of the 13th International Van Cliburn Piano Competition, at CSU, Chico, September 30, 2009

Melissa Ng, Special Prize Winner, Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition, March 11, 2009