Friday, March 7, 2014
Guest Artist Music Recital set for March 22 at MC
Saturday March 22, 2014 ~ 7:00pm
Wagner & Brown Auditorium
Allison Fine Arts Building
Midland College Main Campus
Midland College (MC) is proud to announce that at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, Gayle Spradley Bizzell will present a FREE piano recital in the Wagner & Brown Auditorium located in the Allison Fine Arts Building on the MC main campus.
Hailed in the press as “Warm and vital . . . Fiery . . . Rapturously buoyant in her evenhanded mix of skill and soul,” Bizzell’s performances around the country have included numerous engagements throughout the East Coast. In New York City, she has performed at Bruno Walter Hall of Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, La Maison Francaise, Saint Peter’s Church/The Citicorp Center and the Brooklyn Museum.
Ms. Bizzell earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Texas State University and a Master of Arts degree from New York University in piano performance. Subsequently, she was first place winner at auditions held by Artists International, the organization that sponsored her New York Debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She then earned a Master of Music degree in piano performance at Manhattan School of Music, where she joined the faculty teaching piano and theory in the Preparatory Department.
As a teacher, Ms. Bizzell has developed an innovative and successful approach to keyboard technique. She has given seminars, lectures and master classes around the country designed to help the pianist experience a natural fluency and ease at the keyboard, with unhindered musical expression and enjoyment of the activity being the ultimate goal. Ms. Bizzell currently holds an Assistant Professor of Music position at Odessa College (OC), where she chairs the Keyboard Department and collaborates with the OC choirs. She continues to perform regularly throughout the community.
Midland College Chair of Visual & Performing Arts Dr. Nicholas Elderkin stated, “We are thrilled that Gayle is available to present a piano recital at Midland College. Her Midland College performance promises to soothe and inspire as she performs pieces from Debussy, Chopin, Liszt and Ravel.”
Tickets are not required for this free performance.