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Teaching Fellow in Piano Accompaniment
Musikreife Piano, Musikreife Chamber Music and Song Accompaniment (Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium), BMus(Hons) (Canterbury)
Joined the staff in 2004

Tel +64 3 479 8416

Research expertise

  • Solo piano
  • Chamber Music
  • Vocal accompaniment

Other musical and community activities

  • Official accompanist, New Zealand National Singing School, Hawkes Bay 2011
  • Official accompanist, Adam International Cello Festival, Christchurch 2009
  • Official accompanist, Queenstown Violin Summer School 2004-2010
  • Piano tutor and Chamber Music tutor, Otago University Chamber Music Summer School since 2008-2012
  • Piano Masterclass, NZ Institute of Registered Music Teachers (IRMTNZ) National Conference, Dunedin 2011
  • Piano Masterclass, Southland IRMTNZ, Invercargill 2006
  • Adjudicator, Dunedin Junior Instrumental Competitions 2006
  • Adjudicator, Southland IRMT Scholarship 2006
  • Adjudicator, Otago IRMT Scholarship 2011
  • Regional adjudicator, Chamber Music New Zealand (CMNZ) National Contest 2013
  • Associate Member, IRMTNZ


McGrath, T. (2023). Paul Schramm's second opera, Die grosse Nummer. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the New Zealand Musicological Society (NZMS): Music and Liveness. Retrieved from

Dennis, T. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2023, 19 April). School of Performing Arts Lunchtime Concert: Viennese Classical Period Masterworks for Piano 4-hands, works by Mozart and Schubert, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

McGrath, T. (piano) (2022, 21 October). Dunedin Arts Festival: St Paul's at One: The Light in the Dark, with the Tākiri Ensemble, featuring Mahler, Brahms, Poulenc, Quilter and Lauridsen, St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

McGrath, T. (piano) (2022, 28 August). City Choir Dunedin: Petite Messe Solennelle, by Gioachino Rossini, Knox Church, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Manghi, L. (flute), Romano, T. (voice), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2022, 7 September). Music Programme Showcase: La Flute Invisible, music for flute, voice, and piano, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

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