Kamilla Szklarska, D.M.A.
Adjunct & Accompanying Coordinator
Dr. Szklarska earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the University of Miami, where she studied with Dr. Paul Posnak and Dr. J. B. Floyd. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on chamber works of the Polish composer, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.
A native of Poland, Dr. Szklarska received her piano diploma in the area of Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the prestigious Frederic Chopin Conservatory of Music in Warsaw, Poland. Her pianistic profile was influenced by the outstanding Polish pedagogue and concert pianist Halina Czerny-Stefańska. In 1990, she received a music scholarship from the Polish-American Kościuszko Foundation in New York City to study in the United States. She studied piano with well-known concert pianist Jerome Rose at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She holds her Master of Music Degree in Piano Accompanying and Literature from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Dr. Szklarska served as a faculty member at Broward Community College in Davie.
Szklarska is also an accomplished organist. Her interest in organ began at Bowling Green State University at studio of Dr. Vernon Volcott. She continued studies at University of Notre Dame with Dr. Craig Cramer and she completed her interest with the organ performance degree at Florida International University. She subsequently worked under guidance of international artists as Olivier Latry, Jean-Baptiste Robin and Jon Laukvik.
A versatile keyboard artist, Dr. Szklarska performs as a pianist, accompanist and organ soloist. Her broad repertoire of solo and chamber works have included works of Polish composers as F. Chopin, K. Szymanowski, and J. I . Paderewski as well contemporary composers H. M. Gorecki, G. Bacewicz and W .Lutoslawski. In addition to her solo piano recitals in Poland, Germany and the United States, Dr. Szklarska accompanied world-known operatic singers such as Teresa Żylis-Gara, Maria Knapik and Wojciech Bukalski. As an organ soloist, Dr. Szklarska won an award from the University of Texas and Bedient Organ Company to perform on historic organs in Poitiers (François-Henry Clicquot organ) and Chaumont (Cavaillé-Coll organ), France in 2005. She also performed on historic Bach’s organs in Leipzig, Naumburg and Altenburg in Germany. She played solo recitals in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Cavaillé-Coll organ); Warsaw, Poland and in summer concert series in Asker, Norway. She recently was featured organist for the C. Saint-Saens Organ Symphony at Florida International University, School of Music on the 74-rank Schantz pipe organ.
Szklarska has served as a panelist for the National Foundation of the Arts and the Chopin Foundation of the United States in Miami.