Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival

Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival


LYNNE MACKEY

Lynne MackeyLynne Mackey teaches applied piano, pedagogy, and music theory. She has performed in solo and chamber music settings in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands, and she is currently on the Tour Roster of the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She is also pianist for the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival.

A graduate of The Juilliard School with her doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, she also holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. Winner of both the Wm. C. Byrd and Grand Rapids Symphony Concerto competitions, she has performed with the Grand Rapids and Flint Symphonies in Michigan.

She has also performed as concerto soloist with the Lynchburg and University of Mary Washington Community Symphony Orchestras in Virginia. Ms. Mackey was the first performing artist to be awarded a fellowship by the Appalachian College Association. The fellowship funded a one-year residency at the University of Virginia in the field of contemporary music. In the field of contemporary music, Ms. Mackey has worked with several composers, including George Crumb, Samuel Adler and Joan Tower. She has appeared at Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City, the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, and the Vestak Theatre in Enschede, Netherlands. Her performances of new works for the piano include three New York premieres.

Ms. Mackey is a member of the Gee-Mackey Duo with cellist David Gee. The Duo was formed in 2004, and since that time has performed in the United States, Europe and Africa. They toured in February in Spain and Morocco, where they presented works of American composers Dr. Timothy Mainland and Dr. Craig Naylor, as well as traditional repertoire. The Duo's performances were heard on R.S.A.F.M., the English language radio program of the Costa del Sol in the south of Spain. In addition, the Duo offered a lecture on 'Peace Dance,' a new work written for them by Dr. Naylor, at a school in Tangiers. While in Europe, the Duo also performed fund-raising concerts for the refurbishment of historic buildings. The Duo has toured in the Palm Beach area, as well as upstate New York, and recent performances include trips to West Virginia, North Carolina, and Southwest Virginia.

Ms. Mackey also performs as a lecture-recitalist, and has presented programs for the College Music Society and Music Teachers National Association on regional and national levels. In January of 2009, she will present a lecture recital at the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts & Humanities. Ms. Mackey also performs as a lecture-recitalist, and has presented programs for the College Music Society and Music Teachers National Association on regional and national levels. Ms. Mackey is active as an adjudicator as well as a masterclass clinician.

Ms. Mackey has taught on the faculty of Mary Washington University, Mary Baldwin College, the University of Virginia, Hollins University, James Madison University, and Bluefield College where she served as chair of the music department.

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