Thomas G. Uchtmann, M.M.

Music University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 
 1967 Music Juilliard School of Music 
Piano, Composition
"Thomas Uchtmann"

Thomas G. Uchtmann

Concert pianist Thomas G. Uchtmann was born in 1943 and became interested in music at a young age. He dropped out of high school to devote more time to music, but when his father passed away, Uchtmann went to work as a carpenter’s apprentice. He was overheard practicing piano during his lunch break, and the potential talent he displayed eventually lead to a tuition scholarship at Juilliard School of Music. There he learned under Russian-born pianist Josef Raieff before receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1967 and moving on to earn his master’s at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

For four seasons, Uchtmann appeared regularly at the New Jersey State Cultural Center where he was described as having “power and tone, poetry and precision, fire and temperament, and a delicacy which makes his music vibrant and dynamic.” He has also performed recitals at Town Hall in New York City, Princeton University, Westminster Choir College and the New Jersey State Cultural Center.

Uchtmann came to ENMU and dedicated 25 years as a music instructor. Along with the occasional piano recital, Uchtmann now enjoys retirement by spending time outdoors at his home in Waynesville, North Carolina, and restoring classic cars.
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