Brian Conatser is in demand as a collaborative artist at the piano, organ, and harpsichord. Mr. Conatser will be teaching class and applied piano, and accompanying for choirs and opera workshop at Tech. He holds piano performance degrees from Arkansas State University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and completed doctoral studies in accompanying and chamber music at the University of Miami School of Music. His principal professors were Dorothy Swindle-Sahlmann, J. D. Kelly, Richard Cass, Rosalina Sackstein, and Paul Posnak. He has performed with opera and musical theater companies including Arkansas Repertory Theater, Treasure Coast Opera Society, Opera in the Ozarks, Astoria Music Festival, and Opera Theater Corvallis. He has taught piano and voice at Oregon State University, New World School of the Arts Conservatory, Florida International University, and the University of Central Arkansas.