Musical Director Ph. D., Boston University, 2014 MA, Catholic University of America, 2006 BMUS, Catholic University of America, 2003 Mr. Abdoulaev currently works in the performing arts as a pianist, music director, conductor, educator, and researcher, specializing in classical performance, musical theatre and cabaret, and jazz studies. Previously, he held faculty postings at such prestigious institutions as the Washington National Opera, Holton-Arms School, and Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Mr. Abdoulaev is an active performer in the Boston and Washington, DC areas, where he has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician. Mr. Abdoulaev was recently heard at the Taylor House, the Harvard Club, the Hampshire House (Boston, MA), at the Corcoran Museum and the Lyceum Performance Center (Washington, DC), and many more high-profile venues. Mr. Abdoulaev specializes in the performance of post-Third Republic French music with an emphasis on the interpretation of solo and chamber works of Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Erik Satie. In addition to a thriving performance career as a classical and jazz pianist, Mr. Abdoulaev has published a book on musical aesthetics of the Middle Ages, and is actively engaged in research on topics including Neoclassicism in French music during the World War I period, and partnered jazz dance in Harlem, New York during the interbellum period.