Nelita True made her debut at age seventeen with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and her New York debut in Avery Fisher Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra. Her career has taken her to the major cities of Western and Eastern Europe, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Iceland, New Zealand, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Singapore, India, and to Hong Kong, as well as to every state in America.
She has been a visiting professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, performing and conducting master classes, and has been in the People`s Republic of China more than twenty times for recitals, master classes, and as soloist with the Shanghai Philharmonic. She has judged numerous competitions, including the China International (Beijing), Queen Sonja (Oslo), Kapell and Bachauer (USA), Concours de Musique (Canada), PTNA (Tokyo), Horowitz (Kiev), and Lev Vlassenko (Australia).
Many of her students have won top prizes at national and international competitions, including an unprecedented five First Prizes in the Music Teachers` National Association Competitions (USA). Her former students are pursuing careers in performance and as teachers at major schools in the United States and abroad. Dr. True is currently Professor Piano at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Her own piano studies were with Leon Fleisher and Sascha Gorodnitzky.