Teresa Compos Falk, Juilliard Alumni
Teresa Compos-Falk, a resident of Yorktown, Virginia, received her earliest piano training in her Pennsylvania hometown at the Bethlehem Conservatory of Music, studying with Alma E. Hoch. During teen years, she studied with Eleanor Sokoloff of the Curtis Institute of Music and later, received Bachelors and Masters degrees from Juilliard School of Music, studying with famed pedagogue, Adele Marcus and also Ania Dorfman. Her extensive professional experience includes New York Times critically-acclaimed solo recitals at Town Hall, NY, Carnegie Recital Hall, NY, and Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. College and university concerts were given as Teri was a faculty member for fourteen years at 3 colleges in the New York / New Jersey area. As a piano soloist, she gave Faculty Exchange concerts at Dartmouth (Hopkins Hall), Seton Hall, Moravian College, numerous colleges on the Eastern Seaboard, and in the Midwest. Chamber music programs at Tanglewood, Aspen Music Festivals, Federal Hall, and Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center were also a part of her performing experience. Concerts followed in Korea as part of securing a visiting professorship in Seoul, Korea. In 1987, Teresa received an MTNA Master Teacher certification and returned to the United States after having lived in Korea while her husband, John, served 2 years as an Army Chaplain in Seoul. In 1988, Teri opened a piano studio in Hampton Roads, VA and became VMTA treasurer shortly after. She has served as a VMTA Baldwin and Yamaha judge before her studio yielded MTNA State, Southern Division, and National Baldwin and Yamaha winners. More recently, she served as local Peninsula Music Teachers president for four years. Her studio with 50-plus students have won State and National awards and competitions.
Students have played in Carnegie Hall having won video competitions, played with the Richmond Symphony, Williamsburg Symphonia, played on NPR (National Public Radio, From The Top Program), Lion's Club State winners, Eastern District winner, and Music Teachers' National Association winners! Their accomplishments gained them entrance into Ivy League universities and five of the best music conservatories nationwide.
Several have won $200,000 scholarships to Harvard, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Eastman School of Music, Peabody/Johns Hopkins, Oberlin, UCLA, Princeton, Yale, and other notable schools. Several former students are now college music professors. These students and many others who truly love music, have been a joy and inspiration.