Posting Date: February 3, 2011

Kennesaw State presents piano duo Jay and Sandy Mauchley
Performance to span more than 300 years of music

By Megan Roberts

 

Jay and Sandy Mauchley

The Kennesaw State University School of Music will host piano duo Jay and Sandy Mauchley in a free concert on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. The duo will be covering more than 300 years of music, from Bach to Bolcom.

The concert will start off with a selection from Bach's "Concerto in F Minor" and will conclude with a selection from "Recuerdos" by composer William Bolcom. Harry Price, director of the School of Music, says, "The students should find this very rewarding, both in terms of the performance as well as from the instructions they will have from this fine duo."

Jay and Sandy Mauchley have been performing together for 30 years. The husband and wife duo are professors emeriti at the University of Idaho’s Hampton School of Music. They have performed at many places around the country, including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. The Mauchely’s are on the international roster of Steinway Artists and have appeared on National Public Radio's "Performance Today." Both performers have also been awarded the Master Teacher Certificate by the Music Teacher's National Association and the University of Idaho has presented them each with the Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence. Most recently, the duo performed at the 2010 American Liszt Society Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Mauchley's will also be conducting a master class at KSU entitled "Why Am I Afraid? How to Secure Our Memory and Control Our Stage Fright." The free master class will focus on the causes, symptoms and coping strategies of stage fright and is on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Music Building Room 119.

Price hopes even those musicians who are not pianists will attend the master class. "There is so much we can learn from all types of musicians," he says. "This will be a great experience."

 

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