M.F.A., University of New Orleans
Since fall 2004, Aigerim Magavina has been staff accompanist for the Tulane Department of music. At Tulane, Ms. Magavina accompanies the chorus, student and faculty recitals, master classes, music theatre workshop productions, as well as departmental auditions. She is also an active recitalist and accompanist in the New Orleans community.
Ms. Magavina graduated from the University of New Orleans with Master of Performing Arts degree in 2004 and received her undergraduate degree in Piano Performance, Accompanying, and Pedagogy from Kazakh State Conservatory. Her teachers included Daukeeva Menziya, Aubakirova Janiya, Urmancheev Timur, and Mary Ann Bulla.
In Kazakhstan Magavina was a soloist with the State Philharmonic Orchestra. Her international awards for piano performance include the Almaty, Kazakhstan City Piano Competition (finalist), Ettingen, German International Piano Competition for Youth (diploma), Temirtay, Kazakhstan State Piano Competition (3rd place), Almaty Kazakhstan School Piano Competition 1993 (2nd place), and Ahmet Jubanov Piano Competition (finalist).