Pianist Pej Reitz is a native of the Binghamton area. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance with accompanying emphasis from Boston University, the New England Conservatory, and Binghamton University. She has studied piano with Jean Casadesus, Victor Rosenbaum, Seymour Fink and Walter Ponce and accompanying with Allen Rogers. She has accompanied throughout the United States, in England, South America, and at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Binghamton University faculty member Timothy Perry and Reitz were winners of the 1997 Artistic Ambassadors Program by the United States Information Agency in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the performing arts.
Other performances include:
- guest soloist with the Binghamton University Orchestra performing Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto.
- official accompanist for the MTNA State and Eastern Division Competition held at Ithaca College in 2001 and again 2006.
- guest chamber music artist in Morges, Switzerland.
- selected to attend the Accompanying Workshop for Singers and Pianists held at Northwestern University with Chicago Lyric Opera Faculty and Coaches.
- invited to the International Clarinet Conference to play a recital with clarinetist Timothy Perry and cellist Stephen Stalker in Tokyo, Japan.
- guest artist on the Cornell Summer Series in August 2006 and 2007.
- an official pianist at the International Double Reed Competition and Convention in June 2007.
- selected to accompanying at the Interpretation of Spanish Music in conjunction with University of Madrid in Grenada, Spain July 2007.
Reitz has been on the faculty at Binghamton University since 1991 and Ithaca College School of Music since 1999. She maintains a private piano studio in Vestal, New York. A member of the Executive Board of the New York District MTNA organization, she is also past President of the local Southern Tier Music Teachers Association and is an active adjudicator for the National Piano Guild Organization.