Please direct any website-related questions or issues to the SVCC Webmaster.   Last Update: 2/8/2018 SVCC Accompanist JASON SIA (continued) Mr. Sia began his piano studies at the age of 6 and received his formal musical education at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and at the Aspen Music School and Festival in Colorado. He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Piano Performance at California State University, Sacramento, under the tutelage of Dr. Gene Savage and Dr. Lorna Peters, graduating cum laude. He has performed at the master classes for internationally renowned concert pianists and pedagogues such as Leon Fleisher, Louis Lortie, Gilbert Kalish, Minuro Nojima, Thomas Schumacher, Gabriel Chodos, John McCarthy, and Olivier Cazal.   At CSUS, Mr. Sia was immediately selected to join the International Music Honor Society of Phi Kappa Lambda, the Academic Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and the Golden Key International Honour Society for academic excellence. He was a recipient for the talent-based music scholarship each semester through his graduation, and also received the CSUS Faculty Merit Scholarship Award for academic achievement. Mr. Sia's avid enthusiasm for avant- garde music was recognized by becoming a three-time winner of the Festival of New American Music (FENAM) Artist Competition. Mr. Sia is an active member of the Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC), the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), the Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA), the National Guild of Piano Teachers, and the American College of Musicians.  He teaches piano at Northridge Music Center in Citrus Heights, CA.  For more information, please visit www.jasonsia.com <back>