Sandra Carlock earned her B.Mus. and M.Mus. from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, with further graduate study at The Juilliard School.  Her principal teachers were Arthur Dann, Martin Canin, and Rosina Lhévinne, at the Aspen Music Festival.  She is well known throughout the USA as a recitalist, master teacher, lecturer and dynamic chamber music player.  She has performed frequently in Great Britain and Europe, in recital in London’s major concert halls, and as soloist with orchestra.


Sandra’s CD “Sandra Carlock In Recital,” music of Liszt, Bach and Chopin, was recorded in live performance at St. John’s, Smith Square, London, England.  Her CD, “Piano Music by Edward MacDowell,” was released, to great critical acclaim, by SOMM Recordings of London.  She premiered MacDowell’s music at Troldhaugen, in Bergen, Norway, the home of Edvard Grieg, MacDowell’s friend and mentor.  She has performed and been interviewed on radio stations WRTI in Philadelphia, Classic FM in London and WQXR in New York City.  An authority on the piano music of composers Clara Schumann and Edward MacDowell, she has presented lecture recitals on these composers at The Juilliard School, Oxford University, and numerous similar venues.  She holds the Arthur Judson Distinguished Faculty Chair in Piano at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, PA, teaching piano and chamber music by Special Arrangement.

Sandra’s piano playing projects deep feeling, drama and excitement, illumined by imagination and intelligence.  Yet her considerable virtuosity remains consistently at the service of communicating a work of art. 


In addition to her career as a pianist and teacher, Sandra is an avid photographer. She has found many similarities between building and projecting a performance of a musical composition, and assembling the elements of a well balanced photographic image. 

All landscape and cityscape images seen in this website were captured by Sandra while traveling and on tour. Please enjoy! ©Sandra Carlock Photography.  She will be launching her photography website soon!  

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