Tanya Vegvary ’91 (Humanities) ’97 (Piano Performance)

Tanya Vegvary ’91 (Humanities) ’97 (Piano Performance) is hitting a high note in her career as a professional pianist and music teacher.

An accomplished performer, composer and teacher for more than 30 years, Vegvary’s extensive experience includes national and local performances during Sac State’s Festival of New American Music, at the Crocker Art Museum and Mondavi Center, and at the National Gallery of Art and Hungarian National Embassy in Washington, D.C.

However, her greatest source of pride is the Sacramento Piano Conservatory School of Music she opened in 2012, the realization, she says, of a lifelong dream.

“My education at Sac State prepared me excellently for my career in music,” says Vegvary. “The music department maintains very high standards in a conservatory-like setting and the friendly musical competition with my fellow classmates ensured my healthy growth and superior musicianship.

“Classes in pedagogy and the ‘business of music’ also helped prepare me for the musical business world.”

And that Hornet vibe extends even further into Vegvary’s work. The Sacramento Piano Conservatory currently employs five Sacramento State alumni as private instrument and vocal instructors.

This article was originally published in the Fall 2016 edition of Sac State Magazine.