Renée Witon

Overview

Professional Overview: 

Renée Witon

Piano

Music History

Music Theory

Renée Witon teaches piano, music history, music theory, and is an accompanist at St. Mary’s College of California. Renée appears as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in the Bay Area and beyond. She has received degrees from Alverno College (BM) and The Catholic University of America (MM). She  studied piano with Benedicta Fritz, James Norden, Béla Nagy and chamber music with Robert Gerle. Further studies include composition with Robert Parris at The George Washington University. In addition, Renée is the Director of Music Theory for the 250 voice San Francisco Girls Chorus. She has also taught piano at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and has worked as a music specialist at the Library of Congress. She produced and hosted KUSF-FM’s contemporary classical showcase program, Classics Without Walls. Her solo piano CD,  features music of Brahms, Beethoven, Suk, Ravel and her own compositions. She also maintains a private piano studio in Oakland, California.

Department: 
School of Liberal Arts » Performing Arts: Music, Dance and Theatre
School of Liberal Arts » Performing Arts: Music
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Contact Information: 

Contact:
Email: rwiton@stmarys-ca.edu

Education

M..M., Catholic University of America

B.M., Alverno College

The George Washington University

Courses Taught

Recently Taught:

  • History of Rock and Roll I: Roots to the British Invasion
  • History of Rock and Roll II: Summer of Love and Beyond
  • Music and the Enlightenment
  • Sight Singing and Ear Training
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Piano
  • Staff Accompanist
  • Music Director, June In A Box

Regularly Taught:

  • History of Rock
  • Piano
  • Staff Accompanist