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Kathleen Nee Kranz, PhD Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Kranz has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the music education industry

    SAN DIEGO, CA, January 09, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Kathleen Kranz with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Kranz celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Kathleen Kranz, a prolific writer, had published numerous articles in her field, including her PhD dissertation, entitled "Structural Functions of Rests in Franz Schubert's Works for the Pianoforte".

Due to her exceptional talents, Dr. Kranz is the Artistic Director and President of the La Jolla Conservatory of Music, a founding member of the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM).

Additionally, she is a founding teacher of and an examiner for RCM; and most recently has been awarded the RCM Legacy Examiner as well as CAPMT Outstanding Member.

She was a coach and master accompanist for several years of the San Diego Children's Choir and Rotary International. Her past experiences span from: as a music theory teacher for the Suzuki Association to adjudicator at the Museum of Making Music.

Her sought-after piano accompaniment includes from musicians like: David Chan, current concertmaster of the New York Metropolitan Opera for Musical Merit Foundation; Daniel Austrich, winner of the Paganini and Sarasate International Violin Competitions, for La Jolla Chamber Music Society, Jennifer Heilig, first prize winner for Musical Merit Foundation; and Benjamin Jacobson, first violinist of the Calder Quartet; and others.

After earning a Bachelor's degree in music from Florida State University in 1973, Dr. Kranz obtained a Master's degree in piano performance from the same and a Doctor of Philosophy in music theoretical studies from the University of California, San Diego, where she was the second woman in the school's history to accomplish that degree.

A nationally certified music teacher, she served as an instructor and adjunct faculty member at the University of California, San Diego and a private studio teacher in the San Diego area.

Before her professional involvement in music education, she served as Music director at regional theaters Actor's Theatre of Louisville and the Asato State Theatre where she composed music and was an actor as well.

From 1988-2002, she was a professor of piano and head of the music theory department at the California Institute of Music.

Dr. Kranz's career was punctuated with honors: as the first teacher in San Diego to enroll her students in the RACE program; received awards from the Florida Federation of Music Clubs, the NAMM Foundations and the University of California, San Diego, where she was designated, an "Alice Hohn Scholar"; and President's Award for Community Service.

She is actively involved in professional developments with organizations like: Chamber Music America (CMA); Teaching Artists Guild (TAG); California Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), in which she chaired the Northern San Diego CAPMT chapter for four years; Music Teachers National Association (MTNA); and the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC).

Passionate about music from a young age, Dr. Kranz spent much of her childhood singing in choirs and taking dance lessons.

She was encouraged to become a pianist under the tutelage of Leonidas Lipovetsky at Florida State University, and she credited her decision to pursue performance to his influence.

While at UCSD her most influential professors were composer Robert Erickson of UCSD and Aube Tzerko, head of Piano Department at UCLA, whom she studied piano for eleven years.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Kranz has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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