||William McNally (Graduate Teaching Fellow)
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M.M. (Mannes College of Music)
William McNally debuted at Weill Hall at the age of nine, and the Santa Barbara
Independent has called him a pianist with, “great sympathy and insight.” In 2008 he inaugurated the Music4MS concert series, raising funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis.
A veteran of numerous summer festivals, including Aspen Music Festival and Music Academy of the West, he spent four summers at Pianofest in the Hamptons serving as house manager; there he received acclaim for both his roast chickens and his playing. This past summer he was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where his performance of George Perle’s Concertino was called “powerful” and “a hot item” by the New York Times.
McNally has been widely recognized as a ragtime pianist and composer. Winner of both the 2008 and 2009 World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest’s New Rag Contest, he released a CD featuring works of Bolcom and Godowsky paired with classic rags and his own compositions.
A graduate of the Mannes College of Music and Temple University, William is currently pursuing his DMA at CUNY’s Graduate Center as a student of Ursula
Oppens, and is married to pianist Daria Rabotkina. Prior to teaching at Queens College, he served as Assistant Professor and Artist in Residence at Temple University.