Roger McVey, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Piano
Roger McVey joined the faculty in 2013.
American pianist Roger McVey has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, in Europe, Asia, Cyprus, New Zealand and Mexico. McVey is an assistant professor of piano at the University of Idaho, and he has previously taught at the University of Kansas, Mercer University and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Kansas, Indiana University and East Carolina University. Additionally, he has studied at the Aspen Music Festival and the Chautauqua Institute.
McVey has studied with internationally acclaimed pianists Menahem Pressler, Jack Winerock, Anton Nel, Herbert Stessin and Henry Doskey, and he has coached with artists such as Claude Frank, Janos Starker, William Warfield, Eric Rosenblith and the Emerson Quartet. He was a top prizewinner in the International Beethoven Competition (U.S.A.) and was a semi-finalist at the International Franz Liszt Competition in Poland, where critics praised his "passionate artistry and electrifying virtuosity." Recent performances have taken him to China, South Korea, Spain and Italy, as well as New York, Minneapolis and Atlanta. In 2012 he released his third CD recording, entitled Perspectives. In addition to his solo concerts, McVey performs with his trio, the Trio St. Croix and regularly collaborates as a chamber musician.
An active clinician, McVey frequently gives master classes and presentations at universities, music schools and for music teacher associations. He has presented at the College Music Society national conference and for the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association. An avid listener of rock music, jazz, rap and funk, McVey's other interests include cooking, playing chess, surfing and skiing. He resides in Moscow, Idaho, with his wife, Giselle, and their three children.