Baylor's Summer Piano Institute To Be Held June 16-22

June 13, 2002

by Richard Veit

Baylor University School of Music will present its annual Summer Piano Institute and Piano Teacher Workshop from June 16-22 in Roxy Grove Hall. Approximately 50 high school piano students from Texas, Louisiana and Colorado, as well as independent piano teachers are expected to participate.

An opening recital featuring Baylor faculty will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Professor emeritus of piano Roger Keyes will play music of Brahms. Piano lecturer Terry Lynn Hudson and her husband, Andrew Hudson of the McLennan Community College music faculty, will offer a two-piano work by Stella Sung. Baylor's Organist-in-Residence Joyce Jones will play organ pieces by Mozart and Dupré.

A second faculty recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 17. Harpsichordist Christina Edelen will perform selections by John Munday and George Frideric Handel. Assistnat Piano Professor Brian Marks will present music of Chopin, and associate professor Jane Abbott-Kirk and guest artist Mary Rich will perform a set of duo works by Brahms, Infante, Rachmaninoff and Brubeck.

Baylor keyboard students will be featured in a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18. Organist John Blackburn will open the program with music of John Cook. Pianists taking part will be Becky Robertson (Mozart), Esteban -lvarez (Debussy and Brahms), Jacob Miller (Liszt), Rachel Bolin (Roy Harris) and Natalie Downey and Kelsy Sloyan (Copland/Bernstein).

Baylor students Natalie Downey, Kayla Meyerhoff, Kelsy Sloyan, Wei Xie, Erin Cullman, Becky Robertson and Joseph Daniel will perform music by Beethoven, Prokofieff, Chopin, Liszt, Poulenc, Ravel and Sowerby at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20.

The week-long series of recitals will conclude with two events featuring the Institute's high-school students. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22.

All of the recitals are free and open to the public. For more information, call the keyboard division of the Baylor School of Music at 710-1417.

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