Simone Currie graduated from the University of Northwestern - St. Paul in May 2019 with a Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance. Simone has studied piano for over 15 years, most recently with Dr. Richard Lange and Dr. Paul Wirth. In addition to solo performing experience, Simone also has more than eight years of experience as a collaborative pianist, working with soloists, choirs, and worship teams.
While at Northwestern she has served as an accompanist for voice lessons, instrumental lessons, and Northwestern choir, in addition to working as a tutor for Music Theory and Sight Singing classes and as a teaching assistant for Class Piano.
In 2019 Simone received 4th place in the MMTA College Young Artist Piano competition, and was also a featured piano soloist in the Northwestern Choir's homecoming concert. In 2017 she took second place in Northwestern's Concerto-Aria competition for her performance of the second movement of Chopin's Piano Concerto in F Minor. During college she has also participated in Schubert Club, MMTA, and Thursday Musical competitions.
Simone further has experience as a choral singer, having been a member of Northwestern Choir for three years, where she has served as a Soprano I section leader. She sang with the Two River's Chorale for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 season, and with the Evangelion Chorale for their 2017 Reformation tour of Germany and Poland. She has also sung for the Byzantine Chorale Festival as a Soprano soloist and section leader since 2015.
Simone loves the chance to teach students of all abilities, working to create a fun, engaging atmosphere tailored to the needs of each student. She sees music as an opportunity for self-expression, creativity, discipline, and joy, with the ultimate goal of glorifying God. She has been teaching since 2015.