Dr. Prodan recently completed the translation from Romanian of "Dinu Lipatti, my friend" a book written by Miron Soarec, one of her former professors. The book offers some new insights into the life, character and career of one of the greatest pianists of all time. The cultural and social highlights, humor and personal recollections make for a very pleasant reading.
B.M., George Dima Conservatory
M.M., University of Redlands
D.M.A., University of Southern California
Dr. Prodan's students are frequent top winners in competitions locally and around the state. Currently two of her former students are piano majors: one is at the Washington Adventist University, the other the Walla Walla University. Another one of Dr. Prodan's students is taking piano as a minor emphasis at Walla Walls University. Dr. Prodan is active in teaching and performing organ, with her students progressing to competitive levels and holding organ jobs.
In 2007, Dr. Prodan was featured in "Who's Who Among American Teachers."
Romanian-born Angelica Prodan studied piano performance at the Gheorghe Dima Conservatory in Cluj-Napoca. After graduation, she gave concerts and taught piano until her departure to the United States in 1987. She earned a Master's Degree in Piano and Organ Performance from the University of Redlands in 1990 and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Keyboard Collaborative Arts from the University of Southern California in 1996. Since 1993 she has been on the piano faculty at the University of Redlands. Among her instructors are Louanne Long, Dr. Samuel Swartz, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Eckhart Sellheim, Rita Sloan, Dr. Malcom Hamilton and John Perry.
Dr. Prodan is the recipient of many awards and prizes, among them being the winner of the 1999 Victor Valley Symphony Concerto/Aria Competition, a fellowship for the Aspen Music Festival (1998), a fellowship for the Bach Aria Festival at Stony Brook University (1997) and the Gramma Fisher Scholarship from the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz (1996). She is also a member of Pi Kappa Lambda national honors society, Music Teachers Association of California, American College of Musicians and The College Music Society. As an organist, Dr. Prodan served at a number of churches in Inland Empire and Orange County, and is a member of the American Guild of Organists.
Currently she is the organist at the Campus Hill Church in Loma Linda. She is a sought after piano private teacher, coach and collaborative artist, having performed with a large number of instrumentalists and vocalists, including members of the LA Philharmonic, and has been a soloist with several orchestras in Southern California and her native country.