Faculty Duo to Give Recital

The EMU music department will present a faculty recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU.

Joan Griffing and Lynne Mackey
Joan Griffing, music professor and department chair, and Lynne Mackey, associate professor of music

Joan Griffing, violinist, and Lynne Mackey, pianist, will play a varied repertoire including music by Piazzolla, the Argentinian composer known for his tangos, and Milhaud, a French composer influenced by his visits to Brazil.

They will be assisted by Leslie Nicholas on clarinet and Lisa Wright on cello.

Dr. Griffing teaches violin and viola, coaches chamber music and conducts the EMU orchestra. She is also concertmaster of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra and the Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra and is a violinist with the Virginia Symphony and the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, N.C.

She earned her bachelor and master of music degrees from Indiana University and her doctor of musical arts degree in violin performance from Ohio State University.

Dr. Mackey has performed in solo and chamber music settings in the United States and the Netherlands and is currently on the tour roster of the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She is a member of the Gee-Mackey Duo with cellist David Gee, a duo formed in 2004 that performs widely in the Mid-Atlantic states.

A graduate of The Juilliard School, Mackey holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music.

Admission to the program is free; donations are welcomed for the EMU music student scholarship fund.