Itkin, Ora portrait

Itkin, Ora

Piano
Office
Loras Hall, 204
Phone
(651) 962-2599
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-2599
Mail
University of St. Thomas
Department of Music, BEC 05
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Pianist, Ora Itkin, graduated from the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow.  After emigrating to Israel and graduating from Tel-Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Rubin Academy of Music, her performing career blossomed.  An active soloist and chamber musician, she has performed across the Twin Cities at venues such as The Shubert Club, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Sundin Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Temple Israel, and University of Minnesota. 

Ms. Itkin has also performed internationally, in Russia, the Middle East, Europe, as well as Latin America, and has been broadcasted live on MPR, Radio of San Juan, Kol Israel Radio, and Moscow Radio.  Recently, Ms. Itkin was a guest performer and clinician at the Second Caribbean Festival of Humanities and the Latin American Composers Forum.            

Ms. Itkin is the founder and artistic director of an ongoing series of multidisciplinary music forums entitled Muse Salon, featured thus far by the University of Minnesota’s Campus Club, The Weisman Art Museum, The Schubert Club, and Alliance Francaise.  She is also the writer and producer of her original, multimedia series ArtAffects, the first two installments of which are entitled “To be … Goya,” and “Fiddler without a Roof.”  Her experience of living amongst different cultures and her passion for music, visual art, literature, and philosophy, encouraged her to bring the idea of ‘salons’ in Enlightenment Europe to fruition in the modern day. 

Ms. Itkin also serves as a faculty member at the University of St. Thomas, MacPhail Center for Music, and the St. Paul Conservatory of Music. She also maintains a private piano studio and leads a community group for amateur pianists in the Twin Cities.  A life-long advocate of interdisciplinary learning, Ms. Itkin treats music, both in her teaching and performing career, as an essential element that connects minds across backgrounds and generations.  She seeks to promote an interconnectedness of music with the arts, humanities, and sciences in everything she does, especially in her multimedia productions and work with students.

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FYEX 200 - 03 Changmking for the Common Good See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

23199 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ora S. Itkin

This course introduces students to ways in which individuals all over the world address a range of environmental, social, political, and economic issues, and their attempts to create and sustain positive social impact. The course promotes critical thinking about existing changemaking initiatives, and students are introduced to important concepts that are central to the field of changemaking and social innovation. Students will learn from a variety of change agents who are working to address today’s most pressing social challenges on global, national, local and personal levels. Through course materials and activities, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be change agents in their own communities – all for the common good.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MHC 2080800-0940- - - R - - -
-- - - - - - -
GMUS 571 - 03 Perf Study: Piano 30' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20773 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ora S. Itkin

Twelve 50-minute individual lessons: 1 cr. Twelve 30-minute individual lessons: 1 cr. Arrange private lessons with the instructor before registering. Specify the instructor and duration of lessons on the course registration form.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 131 - 04 Elective: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20583 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ora S. Itkin

Elective-level private performance studies lessons. Please click here for the registration form. Once complete, the Music Department will register for you on Murphy.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 131 - 07 Elective: Piano 30' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22800 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

.5 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ora S. Itkin

Elective-level private performance studies lessons. Please click here for the registration form. Once complete, the Music Department will register for you on Murphy.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 131 - 08 Elective: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22801 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ora S. Itkin

Elective-level private performance studies lessons. Please click here for the registration form. Once complete, the Music Department will register for you on Murphy.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HONR 480 - 01 HONORS At the Heart of Time - T - - - - - 0955 - 1135

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

45401 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ora S. Itkin, Stephen J. Laumakis

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 131 - 03 Elective: Piano 30' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44230 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

.5 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ora S. Itkin

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 131 - 04 Elective: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44309 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ora S. Itkin

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 131 - 07 Elective: Piano 30' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

46190 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

.5 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ora S. Itkin

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 131 - 08 Elective: Piano 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

46191 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ora S. Itkin

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)