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Anita King performs extensively as solo pianist and chamber musician and has collaborated with internationally renowned artists including clarinetist David Shifrin, cellist Fred Sherry, the Zephyros Wind Quintet, and the Ridge String Quartet. The focus of Anita’s work in recent years has been the intimate connection between musical analysis, interpretation, and movement; she has given presentations and workshops at conferences, music festivals, and universities nationwide. Anita is Professor of Music at Willamette University where she teaches piano, accompanying, chamber music, innovative courses on creativity for the general education curriculum, and a course on the Alexander Technique and Body Mapping for musicians. She is founder and director of the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series.
Since 1997, King has been immersed in the field of kinesthetic re-education as it relates to musicians’ health. King began studying with Barbara Conable in the spring of 1998 and became a Licensed Body Mapping Educator in the fall of 2000. She has been a certified teaching member of Alexander Technique International since 2003, and for 15 years has been integrating the work of Dorothy Taubman, which provides movement re-education for pianists.
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