I was fortunate to have several brilliant teachers while at S. M. U. My favorite was Dr. Paul vanKatwijk, who was Professor of Piano and Dean of the School of Music. Dr. vanKatwijk was a brilliant pianist and magnificent teacher. He understood the vast piano repertoire from the Baroque period through the twentieth century and encouraged his students to study a broad representation of this vast body of piano composition. He cared deeply about the success of each student and inspired each of us to strive for the highest standard possible. I was extremely fortunate to begin studying with Dr. vanKatwijk when I was 10 years old and continued through my Master of Music degree. He has been dead for quite some years, but I shall never forget the indelible impression he made on me as a person and musician.