Pueblo Central Hall of Honor 2011 Inductee

Andrew Mihalso (1952)

Andrew was Professor Emeritus and former chair of the music department at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. A nationally recognized pianist, Professor Mihalso will be remembered as a talented performer and teacher who was a member of the Trinity faculty for more than 40 years. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.

He came to San Antonio in 1958 while in the military and soon began his association with Trinity University. He became a full-time member of the music department teaching piano performance and music literature. Named a full professor in 1976, he served as chair of the music department for several terms. He retired in 1999.

During his years at the University, he made frequent appearances in concert, giving both solo and collaborative performances. He was an active scholar in the areas of piano literature and opera, particularly the works of Wagner and Verdi. His critical reviews on Wagner were published in the New York Wagner Society Magazine and his articles on the composer and painter M.K Ciurlionis were published in The Greenwood Press Dictionary of Slavic Music and The American Music Teacher magazine.

Andrew was also recognized as an outstanding educator. The Texas Music Teachers Association named him Teacher of the Year in 1982 and he was honored at Trinity with the Z.T. Scott Faculty Fellowship for Outstanding Teaching and Advising in 1990. In addition, he served as president of the San Antonio Music Teachers Association, the Texas Music Teachers Association, and the South Central Division of Music Teachers National Association. He also spent six years on the board of directors of the Music Teachers National Association.

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