Margaret (Pej) Reitz
Pej Reitz, pianist, is a native of the Binghamton Area. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance with accompanying emphasis. She attended Boston University, New England Conservatory and Binghamton University. She has studied piano with Jean Casadesus, Victor Rosenbaum, Seymour Fink and Walter Ponce and accompanying with Allen Rogers. She has accompanied throughout the United States, in England, South America, Spain and at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She was a winner of the Artistic Ambassadors Program by the United States Information Agency in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the performing arts. She was an official accompanist for the MTNA State and Eastern Division Competition held at Ithaca College. She has been a guest chamber music artist in Morges, Switzerland. She also was selected to attend the Accompanying Workshop for Singers and Pianists held at Northwestern University with Chicago Lyric Opera Faculty and Coaches. She was recently invited to the International Clarinet Conference to play a recital in Tokyo, Japan. She was a guest artist on the Cornell Summer Series 2014. She was an official pianist at the International Double Reed Competition and Convention in at Ithaca College and was invited to play the Convention in Birmingham, England with the Glickman Ensemble. She was selected to accompanying at the Interpretation of Spanish Music in conjunction with University of Madrid in Grenada, Spain coached by Teresa Berganza and at Mannes School of Music. She has been a Guest Artist in Granada, Spain and accompanied the Barcelona Song Festival. She was the pianist for Theater Street Productions performing a concert on the Newport Music Festival last July. She was the pianist for the Glickman/Poplin Festival in North Carolina this summer. She was a guest artist performing at the International Gilbert and Sullivan festival in Harrogate, England August 2015. She will perform at the National Opera Center in NYC in September. She is currently on the faculty at Binghamton University since 1991 and Ithaca College School of Music since 1999 and SUNY Broome. She is on the Executive Board of the New York District MTNA organization. She is Treasurer of the local District VII Music Teachers Association and is an active adjudicator for the National Piano Guild Organization.