Tina Toglia

Setnor School of Music

Instructor, Music Education


301 Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244-1010

Pianist Tina Toglia is a Lecturer in Piano at Hamilton College, and teaches Intro to Music Research at Syracuse University.

She has taught music theory and music history at SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Poly, Utica University, and Stony Brook University. Toglia is an active soloist and chamber musician, and performs frequently throughout Central NY and the U.S. Her current piano duo collaboration with colleague Ida Tili-Trebicka brings attention to works by women composers. She co-founded the Young Artist Institute at Hamilton College with soprano Lauralyn Kolb, an art song experience for high school students.They recorded Just-Spring: Art Songs of John Duke, published by New World Records as part of its Recorded Anthology of American Music. Toglia is a frequent adjudicator for MTNA, CNYAMT, and National Federation. She was a fellow at the Tanglewood Institute and at the Yale Summer School of Music and Art and a finalist in the J.S. Bach International Piano Competition. She has a DMA from Stony Brook, an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music. Her principal teachers were Gilbert Kalish and Vladimir Sokoloff. She studied harpsichord with Arthur Haas and performed with the Early Music Ensemble and the Capital Chamber Players. She also holds a MSLIS from Syracuse University and had a second career as a teacher-librarian in public school for 10 years. She is a fan of jazz and popular music; her improv trio, Little Sunflower, performs throughout CNY. 


  • M.S. Syracuse University
  • D.M.A. Stony Brook University
  • Artist Diploma Curtis Institute of Music
  • M.M. Temple University
  • B.M. Temple University