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Nov. 20, 2020

Masterclass – Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts,  TX

Oct. 18-26, 2020

Judge – MTNA Young Artist Competition, NYSMTA


Oct. 18-26, 2020

Judge – Heddy Kilian Empire State Competition, NYSMTA – Junior and Senior Levels 


Oct. 17, 2020

Conference Session Co-Chair – NYSMTA Virtual Conference/Symposium

Co-Chair for the Virtual Lightning Talks and Poster Sessions

Oct. 17, 2020

World Premiere Performance at NYSMTA Virtual Conference/Symposium

"Underground" by Philip Wharton, the 2020 NYSMTA Commissioned Composer

Tigran Vardanyan, violin; Marcy Bacon, clarinet; Jacob Ertl, piano

Sept. 29, 2020

Director, 2020 Nazareth College Piano Competition (virtual)

Sept. 14, 2020

Guest Speaker at the Eastman School of Music

Preparing Future Music Faculty course in the Arts Leadership curriculum.

Sept. 11-12, 2020

Summit for MTNA Leadership

Sept. 1-15, 2020

Alla Balena Tours to Mexico (postponed due to COVID)

Contemporary music ensemble, Alla Balena is scheduled to give several performances of Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez's "El señor de los sueños" in Guadalajara and Oaxaca, Mexico, Details TBA

Aug. 7, 2020

Radio Broadcast on Performance Today with Fred Child on NPR

Fivebyfive with Guest Pianist, Jacob Ertl

"Of and Between" by Andrea Mazzariello

June 14, 2020 - July 1, 2020

Visiting Professor of Piano - Shandong Normal University

Online, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China

Teaches Piano Masterclasses and Performance Classes

June 22-23, 2020

Director, Nazareth College Piano Pedagogy Workshop

Rochester, NY

Featured Clinician: Dennis Alexander


June 8, 2020

Judge - NYSMTA District 12 - Student Achievement Program - Performance Exams

Rochester, NY


Apr. 10, 2020

Rhee/Ertl Piano Duo Concert - RIT Performing Artists Concert Series

8:00pm, Ingle Auditorium, RIT, Rochester, NY

Come hear the dazzling piano duo Sarah Rhee and Jacob Ertl, piano faculty at the Nazareth College School of Music, give their debut recital.  They will take you on an exhilarating journey through masterworks of the duo piano repertoire. The program features Mozart's radiant Sonata in D major, the evocative "La Valse" by Ravel, and a brilliant adaptation on Bizet's beloved Carmen.  Short works by Rachmaninoff and Piazzolla round out this diverse program that has something for everyone.


March, 20, 2020

Concert - RIT Performing Artist Series - Guest Pianist with fivebyfive

7:30pm, Ingle Hall, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

March 9, 2020

Concert - University of Buffalo Faculty Artist Series - Guest Pianist with fivebyfive

7:30pm, Slee Hall, University of Buffalo, NY

March 7, 2020

Judge - Intermediate and Senior Advanced Piano Competitions - Central NY Music Teachers Association

Syracuse, NY

Feb. 29, 2020

Concerto Soloist with the Center Stage Pops

4:00pm, Churchville-Chili Performing Arts Center, Rochester, NY

Performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Center Stage Pops


Feb. 18 - 24, 2020

Tour to Mexico with Alla Balena Ensemble

Guadalajara, Mexico

Contemporary music ensemble, Alla Balena tours to Guadalajara for a residency at the University of Guadalajara.  Performances, workshops, readings, TBA


Feb. 2, 2020

Judge - Hochstein Scholarship Competition

Rochester, NY

Jan. 25-29, 2020

Eastern Standard Trio On Tour

Pennsylvania and Ohio

Concert program consists entirely of works the ensemble has commissioned from composers:  Octavio Vazquez - What a Circus!, Todd Goodman - Wanderlust, Andy Junttonen - Three Miniatures (world premiere), Daniel Morrison - Gallus Rex (world premiere), Bruce Stark - Fanfare, David Martynuik - Slabloblian Folk Suite, Matthew Murchison - Yearning to be..., and Keith Young - Tunes and Reels


Jan. 29, 2020

Concert - Eastern Standard Trio

4:30pm, Hiram College, Hiram, OH

Jan. 29, 2020

Concert - Eastern Standard Trio

9:00am and 10:00am, Armstrong Junior/Senior High School, Kittanning, PA

Jan. 28, 2020

Concert - Eastern Standard Trio

7:30pm, PNC Recital Hall, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Jan. 28, 2020

Concert - Eastern Standard Trio

3:30pm, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Jan. 27, 2020

Concert - Eastern Standard Trio

7:00pm, Eisner Center for the Performing Arts, Denison University, Granville, OH

Jan. 26, 2020

Concert - Eastern Standard Trio

7:30pm, Ohio University School of Music, Athens, OH

Jan. 24, 2020

Judge - Gold Cup Piano Festival

Rochester, NY

Jan. 19, 2020

Faculty Concert - Music for Two Piano with Nazareth College School of Music Piano Faculty

3:00pm, Beston Hall, Glazer Music Performance Center, Nazareth College School of Music, Rochester, NY

Performing Bizet's Carmen Fantasy arranged by Greg Anderson with Dr. Sarah Rhee


Jan. 5, 2020

Judge - CMM/Symphoria Concerto Competition

Syracuse, NY

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