Accompanist Momoko Gresham, a native of Japan, studied at the Toho Gakuen School of
Music in Tokyo before moving to New York City to attend the Manhattan School of Music,
where she earned both a Master of Music degree and a Professional Studies Certificate.
She pursued additional studies at the Academia Musicale Chiginia in Sienna, Italy,
the Vincenzo Balzani Master Classes in Varallo, Italy, and the Aspen Music Festival
While living in New York, Ms. Gresham taught at the 92nd Street Y School of Music
and at the Brearley School, in addition to maintaining an extensive private studio.
She worked extensively as a collaborative pianist, playing with many colleagues and
serving as accompanist for both the New York Men’s Choir and the Brooklyn Philharmonic
In Bloomington/Normal Ms. Gresham serves as a staff accompanist at Illinois Wesleyan
University, works often with students at Illinois State University, and performs frequently
with faculty at both colleges. As a collaborative pianist with her husband, clarinetist
David Gresham, she has toured Japan, performed at the Lincoln Center Bruno Walter
Auditorium, appeared at colleges and universities throughout the Mid-West, and at
major clarinet festivals, including the 2018 International ClarinetFest in Ostend,
Ms. Gresham performed the Karel Husa Concertino for piano and wind ensemble at the
2005 Midwest Clinic in Chicago and recorded the work for Albany Records.