Dr. Terry Lynn Hudson
Associate Professor of Piano
Associate Professor of Piano
Dr. Terry Lynn Hudson is Associate Professor of Piano at Baylor University. A native of Maryland, she began her formal musical study at the Peabody Preparatory of Music 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.
Dr. Hudson is a committed performer, presenting recitals as a soloist, duo pianist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, and Central America, as well as a prizewinner in competitions sponsored by the American College of Musicians, Music Teachers National Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota. She has a special affinity for French piano literature and contemporary ensemble works, and her programs often feature this repertoire. She is an MSR recording artist; her most recent recording on the label, a two-disc set of the complete Debussy Préludes, has been reviewed as an “exemplary reading” displaying “a fine, graded, and intimate sensibility,” “a very impressive arsenal of technical skills,” and “a tremendous variety of piano colors.” In the words of a recent commentator, “I regularly review American pianists with university positions and am impressed whenever I run across an exceptional one. Hudson is among the two or three most gifted that I’ve heard, and I can enthusiastically recommend her Debussy.” World and regional premieres include Rachel McInturff’s The Jagged Persistence of Memory, Larry Barnes’s Rituals for Six Pianos, and selections from Edward Taylor’s Ashlee Preludes.
Other professional activity includes presentations and lecture-recitals at national, regional, and state conferences of the Music Teachers National Association, College Music Society, and Texas Music Educators Association. Dr. Hudson has been published in American Music Teacher, College Music Symposium, and the MTNA E-Journal. An active member of several professional organizations, she has been especially involved in The College Music Society during the past decade, serving as a national officer and chairing multiple committees.
Dr. Hudson is a frequent adjudicator at competitions and festivals, and has earned invitations to teach lessons and masterclasses in London, Paris, Salzburg, San José (Costa Rica), and throughout the U.S. Her students have continued on to prestigious graduate programs, solo and collaborative performance engagements, pre-collegiate and collegiate teaching positions, and competitive recognition at Baylor and beyond, including the designation of Steinway Artist.