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Pianist to perform as opener in series of concerts

Pianist to perform as opener in series of concerts

Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 12:11 pm

The Messenger 09.09.09
The opening program in the 2009-10 Concert Series at the University of Tennessee at Martin will be guest pianist Dr. Lauren Shack Clark, associate professor of piano at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
Clark’s recital is 3 p.m. Sunday in Watkins Auditorium of Boling University Center.
She will perform Bach’s “Prelude and Fugue in Eb” from WTCII, six of Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words,” Prokofiev’s “Sonata in A Minor,” and Schubert’s “Sonata in A Minor.”
In addition, she will perform three contemporary works from “Solar Terms” by Rosey Mei-Kuei Lee.
There is no admission charge and the recital is open to the public.
Clark holds a doctor of musical arts from Boston University, a master’s in piano performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University, a graduate diploma from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass., and a bachelor of music from the Hartt School of Music.
She was voted Teacher of the Year 2008 by the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association and Barney Smith Professor of the Year 2009 at ASU.
Clark’s solo CD was released by Centaur Records in February 2008 and contains piano music written by Boston composer Dr. Rosey Lee, faculty at the Berklee College of Music.
She may also be heard on the recently-released CD “Wildfire: Music of Karen Griebling” on the Vienna Modern Masters label.
Clark is the author of “Keyboard Theory and Piano Technique,” recently published by Longbow Publishing.
For additional information about Sunday afternoon’s recital, contact Dr. Elaine Harriss, professor of music, at (731) 881-7411 or elaineh@utm.edu.

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