UCF Music Department

Faculty & Staff

Gary Wolfe

J. Gary Wolf

  • Professor Emeritus

Gary Wolf, professor emeritus, retired in 2003 after joining the UCF faculty in 1972. He designed many of the Department of Music's core courses and was the recipient of College Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Awards in 1980 and 1984, as well as a Teaching Incentive Program award in 1994. In 1998, he received the University Excellence in Professional Service Award. Wolf has served as president of the State of Florida Music Teachers Association. At UCF, he performed as a solo piano recitalist, a chamber musician and an orchestra soloist across the United States and overseas.

Dr. Wolf is a former President of the American Matthay Association and is a frequent recitalist and ensemble musician who performs throughout the United States and Europe. Major cities where he has been heard include New York, Toronto, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Salzburg, Brussels, and Merida. He frequently conducts workshops, master classes and clinics at numerous colleges and universities. Dr. Wolf holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music where his piano study was with Cecile Staub-Genhart. He previously studied with Gordon Terwilliger and Adrian Pouliot at Wichita State University and also with Kurt Neumuller as a Fulbright Scholar at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He is active in many professional organizations and has taught many award-winning students.

Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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