Baylor to Hold Summer Keyboard Institute

June 9, 1998

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University School of Music will present its annual Summer Keyboard Institute from June 14- 20 in Roxy Grove Hall. This year's institute will host a total of 39 high school piano students from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and North Carolina.

A recital featuring four members of the Baylor music faculty will be presented at

7:30 p.m. Pianist Terry Lynn Hudson will play Emmanuel Chabrier's "Improvisation" from Pièces pittoresques and two movements from Sergei Prokofieff's Piano Sonata No. 2. Soprano Lynda Keith McKnight and pianist Roger Keyes will present a song cycle by Francis Poulenc. Organist Joyce Jones will conclude this opening recital.

On Monday, June 15, five Baylor faculty members will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Duo-pianists Leta Horan and Thelma Cooper will begin the program with 13 of the waltzes from Opus 39 by Johannes Brahms. Pianist John Cozza will accompany soprano Robin Fisher in a set of songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Douglas Moore and Maurice Ravel. Pianist Brian Marks will play two pieces of American piano music--the Ballad of Amy Beach and Bamboula by Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

Tuesday, June 16, will feature a 7:30 p.m. recital by five graduate and undergraduate students in Baylor's keyboard division. Harpsichordist Simona Popova will be joined by pianists Jonathan Gary, Amy Meppen, Robert Bobo and Lisa Johnson. A group of six Baylor piano students Kimberly Holdridge, Meredith Matthews, Jennifer Matherne, Carmela Casipit and Eric Mellenbruch will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18.

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 performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, and at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 20.

All the recitals are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991

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