Dr. Terry Lynn Hudson
Associate Professor of Piano
Director of Secondary Piano Studies
Director, Baylor in Austria
School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Waco, TX 76798
Phone: (254) 710-1417
Fax: (254) 710-1191
TERRY LYNN HUDSON is Associate Professor of Piano at Baylor University, where her duties include applied piano instruction and administrative service as Director of Secondary Keyboard Studies. A native of Maryland, she began her formal musical study at the Peabody Preparatory and completed the institution’s Advanced Certificate program in piano. She earned degrees in Piano Performance from James Madison University (BM, summa cum laude), the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM), and the University of Texas at Austin (DMA), where she was named the Couper Presidential Scholar in Piano Performance. Her primary piano teachers were Nancy Garrett, Elizabeth Pridonoff, Vicki Berneking, and Frederick Griesinger, and her work in piano pedagogy was supervised by Martha Hilley, Amanda Vick Lethco, Sophia Gilmson, and Cleveland Page.
She has been a prizewinner in the International Piano Recording Competition of the American College of Musicians, concerto competitions of the Alexandria Symphony Guild and the Virginia Music Teachers Association, and solo competitions sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity and the Scholarship for Scholars organization. Academic distinctions include membership in several honor societies (Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board, Golden Key), merit scholarships and grants from professional music organizations (Sigma Alpha Iota, American Guild of Organists), and collegiate achievement awards (James Madison University).
Dr. Hudson is a committed performer, regularly presenting recitals as soloist, duo pianist, and chamber musician. She has a special affinity for French piano literature and contemporary ensemble works, and her programs often feature this repertoire. Recent recitals include performances of the 24 Debussy Préludes in Paris, a program of new American music for duo piano in London, two recitals on the Mozart Klaviersonaten series in Salzburg, solo recitals in Graz and San José (Costa Rica), a chamber trio tour in Kansas, and guest recitals presented at institutions across Texas and the U.S. She has also performed new chamber and duo piano works at conferences of The College Music Society, Society of Composers, Inc., Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, and the International Double Reed Society. Other professional activity includes presentations and lecture-recitals at national, regional, and state conferences of the Music Teachers National Association, College Music Society, Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum, and Texas Music Educators Association. She is a frequent adjudicator for regional festivals and competitions, and has presented guest demonstrations and master classes at the London College of Music, Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris, Universidad de Costa Rica, University of South Carolina, Abilene Christian University, and Tarleton State University.
An active member of several professional organizations, Dr. Hudson has been especially involved in The College Music Society during the past decade. She is the organization’s current Secretary, a position that involves membership on the National Board of Directors and Executive Committee. She was appointed, then reappointed Chair of the National Academic Careers Committee, and continues to retain membership upon completion of these terms. In addition, Dr. Hudson has been involved in program planning for a number of regional and national CMS conferences, and was Program Committee Chair for the 2012 National Conference in San Diego. She has also held office in Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity, and the Waco Music Teachers Association.