Piano Recital Features USC Aiken Faculty Member

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AIKEN, SC (09/19/2018) The University of South Carolina Aiken's Faculty Artist Recital Series kicks off Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m., on the Etherredge Center Main Stage.

The free event, sponsored by USC Aiken's Department of Visual and Performing Arts, is open to the public and features faculty member Dr. Anna Hamilton who will perform an eclectic selection.

Hamilton received both her Doctorate of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in piano pedagogy from the University of South Carolina. She is a native of Michigan where she received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy Certification from Grand Valley State University. She studied piano with Aviram Reichert and Charles Fugo, and piano pedagogy with Helen Marlais and Scott Price.

She has maintained an active piano studio in Columbia, S.C., for more than a decade, providing lessons to students of diverse ages and levels. Hamilton serves as the music coordinator for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. She is active as a solo and collaborative pianist, teacher, adjudicator, and presenter and has served as chair for the SCMTA State Auditions (2013-2017) and the CMTA Celebration of Musical Achievements Festival.

Hamilton has published articles in Clavier Companion and Piano Pedagogy Forum. She has given recent presentations at the local and state level, as well as the Music Teachers National Association Conference and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Her areas of special interest include community engagement and outreach in piano education, and she began and has continued a program for piano lesson study in a state correctional institution since 2012.

Hamilton's performance Sept. 27 includes:

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1

Nocturne in F-sharp minor, Op. 48, No. 2

Waltz in E minor, Op. Posth.

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Le Rappel des Oiseaux (The Gathering of the Birds)

Seymour Bernstein (b. 1927)

Birds, Book 1: A Suite of Eight Impressionistic Studies

1. The Purple Finch

2. The Hummingbird

3. The Woodpecker

4. The Sea Gull

5. The Chickadee

6. The Vulture

7. The Penguin

8. The Eagle

Amy Beach (1867-1944)

Hermit Thrush at Eve, Op. 92, No. 1

Hermit Thrush at Morn, Op. 92, No. 2

Franz Schubert, trans. Franz Liszt

Dedication (Widmung)

Upcoming USC Aiken events open to the public:

USC Aiken Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Hayes Bunch

Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m., Etherredge Center Main Stage