Women Composers Festival of Hartford

At this year’s Women Composers Festival of Hartford, I presented a lecture-recital on the piano music of Philippa Duke Schuyler and performed a short program as part of the annual Music Marathon. Recordings of a couple of the pieces are below: Margaret Bonds’s “Troubled Water”: Florence Price’s “Nimble Feet”, from “Dances in the Canebrakes”: Philippa…

Premiere of “Saxy”

Over spring break, I was able to travel to the 2018 NASA conference to premiere Howard J. Buss’s Saxy with Dr. Barry McGinnis. Photo and recording are below, courtesy of the composer. I. Moody II. Slap-Happy

Video Updates

I’ve finally uploaded new performances videos to my YouTube channel.   The videos are from my lecture-recital presented at the 2015 Women Composers Festival of Hartford.   Many thanks to the festival for the recording!  Florence Price’s Sonata in e minor, I Florence Price’s Sonata in e minor, III

Charleston Recital

Today I had the opportunity to give a recital at a beautiful church in Charleston’s historic district.  A few photos from the event:         A big thank you to St. Johannes’s congregation for a great audience and a lovely reception!

Sample Recital Programs

I’m currently putting together a couple of exciting programs for this spring – a solo classical recital and a lecture recital. I’m available to perform either program throughout New England (and potentially elsewhere). The lecture recital discusses the works of American women composers in the early twentieth century, and it will feature a full (or…

Piano Potpourri

For my mom’s birthday this year, we presented a recital of some of her favorite pieces, including sacred, popular, and classical arrangements. Playing together was a fun experience, and attendance was much higher than we expected! I’ve included samples from the recital below. In the first recording, I’m playing an arrangement of “How Great Thou…

Exciting news! …

Exciting news!  In April, I will be presenting my research at a symposium on New Music and the North American Academy at SUNY Potsdam.  I will be discussing the use of sonata form by mid-twentieth-century American composers.  I’m looking forward to attending the symposium and attending the other paper presentations.  

News

As of December 18, I will have finally completed my D.M.A. in piano performance!  My dissertation topic is the use of sonata form in mid-twentieth-century American piano sonatas, and I defended (successfully) last week.  I’m excited to be finished with graduate school, and to have more time to focus on performing this spring.

New videos

I recently presented my third and final DMA recital at UConn.   The program included 2 Schubert Impromptus, Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 10 No. 2, Elie Siegmeister’s Piano Sonata No. 1, “American”, and Liszt’s Reminiscences de Norma (Bellini).  The Siegmeister and Liszt have been posted on my youtube channel (chopingrl84).   Due to some rather sudden events, I…

April 11, 2009

Updates have finally been added, and new audio/video files will soon follow.  It’s been a busy school year, both personally and professionally.  Last fall, I was the winner of the graduate division of UConn’s concerto competition.  As a result, I had the opportunity to perform with the university’s orchestra in a concert in December.   Additionally,…