School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Fernanda Nieto was born in Mendoza, Argentina, where she received her undergraduate degree in Piano Performance. She completed her Masters Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at Ohio University and her Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2009, the College Music Society awarded her with the Yamaha In-Residence Fellowship, which allowed her to develop an engagement program with the objective of promoting the diversity of Argentinean music.
She has served as a piano faculty member for the Metropolitan State University of Denver, a pianist for the Colorado Symphony Chorus and the principal pianist for the Colorado Children’s Chorale. She has presented lectures and appeared as a guest artist as well as performed solo repertoire and collaborated with choirs, vocalists and instrumentalists in Argentina, Chile, Europe and the United States. She currently teaches Piano Pedagogy at the University of Colorado in Greeley, maintains her own private teaching studio and serves as Music Director at St Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Boulder.
Fernanda continues to enjoy making music while also taking care of her three children, together with her wonderful husband Brian and their beloved dog Lola.