Dale Reubart. Pianist, teacher, b Kansas City, Mo, 19 Jan 1926, naturalized Canadian 1971; BA (Missouri) 1952, M MUS (Southern California) 1956, DMA (Southern California) 1965. His teachers included Harold Bauer, Carl Friedberg, Conrad Bos, and Ingolf Dahl. He taught piano 1956-60 at the University of Southern California, 1960-3 at Western Washington State College, and 1963-86 at the University of British Columbia. In 1990 he was director of the Community Music School in Kelowna, BC.
Specializing in 19th- and 20th-century piano music, Reubart has performed as soloist, chamber player, accompanist, and lecture-recitalist in several North American centres and has written articles on performance practices. He received research grants from the University of British Columbia in 1969 and the Canada Council in 1970 to study performance practices in the music of Chopin and Liszt. In 1987 he joined with Roslyn Frantz to form the Rosdal Duo, a touring ensemble devoted to music for piano duet. In 1979 Reubart began research into performance anxiety and in 1983 began to lecture on the subject widely in Canada, the USA, and Great Britain, leading many practical workshops for musicians suffering from stage fright.
'The early development of the virtuoso piano style,' DMA thesis, U of Southern California 1965
'Performance in the academic community: opportunity and dilemma,' CAUSM J, vol 1, Fall 1971
'Toward a history of musical performance: tapes of the Gustafson Collection,' CAUSM J, vol 3, Fall 1973
Anxiety and Musical Performance (New York 1985)