2014 - Dr. Martin Kutnowski

Department of Fine Arts
Profesorado de Piano, Conservatorio Manuel de Falla (Argentina), MA composition (Queens College, City University of New York), PhD composition (Graduate School, City University of New York)

Dr. Martin Kutnowski is a Fine Arts professor, composer and musician. He has developed a detailed teaching philosophy, published 20 peer-reviewed articles on teaching, and earned outstanding teaching evaluations from students. Kutnowski has demonstrated dedication and enthusiasm towards his students and his emphasis on collective learning, coupled with his warm demeanor and passion for music, make him an influential contributor to the student experience at St. Thomas.

“Dr. Kutnowski views it as every teacher’s duty to ensure the experience of each and every student is as enriching, positive and educational as it can possibly be. This is a message he imparts to his students and he accomplishes this by leading by example,” one student wrote.

“Over the past four years, I’ve had many professors but none have compared to the high standard that Dr. Kutnowski demonstrates. He encourages lifelong learning, equipping students with qualities they will take with them into their future careers,” another student wrote.