Gretchen L. Hull
Office: Workman Room 201
Currently a Doctoral Fellow and DMA Candidate at Temple University
MM in Piano Performance, Temple University, summa cum laude
BMus in Piano Performance, Houghton College, summa cum laude
At Eastern Since 2017
Currently a doctoral fellow at Temple University in the studio of Charles Abramovic, Gretchen Hull is a freelance recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher based in Philadelphia. In November of 2016 Gretchen gave a lecture-recital on 20th century piano literature of unusual and often unearthly beauty by a group of lesser-known Norwegian composers, whose music she performed in many venues on the East and West Coasts in her winter/spring 2017 recital tour, "The Glacier is Silent." Gretchen has given recitals for numerous concert series throughout the East Coast including a fully televised recital for WSKG’s TV series Expressions. She also has been heard performing and/or been interviewed on the WCNY, WSKG, and WPEL radio stations, as well as WSKG’s television show Artist Café.
A past participant in the Chautauqua Piano Program and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, she has recently been a semifinalist in the Pianale International Piano Academy and Competition in Schlitz, Germany. This summer, Gretchen traveled to Québec to study piano in the Domaine Forget Academy, and is later traveling to Norway to study harpsichord with Ketil Haugsand at the Ringve early music performance practice course in Inderøy, Trøndelag. Gretchen has performed in masterclasses led by Garrick Ohlsson, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Jerome Rose, Marcantonio Barone, Angela Cheng, and Sonia Lee (harpsichord). Also on piano faculty at the Csehy Summer School of Music, she is the pianist of the Philadelphia-based piano trio Trio Amaranth. Other teachers past and present include Ms. Natalie Zhu, Ms. Rebecca Penneys, Dr. Michael Landrum, Dr. Samuel Hsu, and Ms. Monique Leduc. Gretchen Hull received her master’s degree at Temple University and her undergraduate degree from Houghton College, where she studied under Fleisher student William Newbrough.
- Eastern University Applied Piano
- MUSI 305, Music Connections I
- MUSI 306W, Music Connections II
Research or Performance Interests
- Scandinavian piano repertoire
- Musical aesthetics as they relate to the performer
- Historical performance practice, harpsichord
Publications & Recordings
See Gretchen's website for writings, compositions, and recordings.