Baylor's Summer Piano InstituteJune 15, 1999
by Richard Veit
The Baylor University School of Music will present its annual Summer Piano Institute June 20-26 in Roxy Grove Hall. This year's institute will host a total of 35 high school piano students from Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, and Illinois.
An opening recital featuring five members of the Baylor music faculty will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20. Michael Ard and graduate student Grace Cha will perform music for two pianos by Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, and Weinberger. Tubist Michael Fischer and pianist John Cozza will play arrangements of music by Saint-Saëns and Elgar. Soprano Robin Fisher and Cozza will be featured in songs by Schumann, Debussy, and John Duke. Concluding this first recital will be pianist Brian Marks with music by Chopin.
On Monday, June 21, four Baylor faculty members will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Duo-pianists Leta Horan and Thelma Cooper will begin the program with the "Dolly" Suite of Fauré. Pianist Roger Keyes will play seven movements from works by Poulenc. Organist Joyce Jones will play showpieces from composers Widor, Seth Bingham, and Gaston Litaize.
Tuesday, June 22, will feature a 7:30 p.m. recital by five graduate and undergraduate students in Baylor's Keyboard Division. The performers will be Karen Holland, Sheri Grisham, Christina Bowers, Kimberly Holdridge and Grace Cha.
On Thursday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m., another group of five Baylor piano students will be presented--Rachel Bolin, Erin Cullman, Miho McMannis, April Kwon and Lisa Johnson.
The week-long series of recitals will come to a close with two events featuring many of the Institute's high school-age students. The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 25, and at 10: a.m. on Saturday, June 26.
All of these recitals are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.