Mary Baldwin University’s music season will begin with pianist Lise Keiter who will perform as part of the Sunday Recital Series at Francis Auditorium on Sunday, September 26, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $4.00 ($3.00/senior citizens) and can be reserved in advance by calling (540) 887-7294. Tickets will also be available at the door. Francis Auditorium is located in the Pearce Science Center at the corner of Coalter and Frederick Streets in Staunton.
Keiter has been an instructor of music at Mary Baldwin since September of 1998. She is the head of the Sunday Recital concert series and the music computer laboratory at the college. Her performance on Sunday will include selections from Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Prokofiev.
An active solo recitalist, collaborative artist, and soloist with orchestra, Keiter has performed all over the country. In the summer of 1998, she was awarded a fellowship to attend the Internationale Academie de Musique in Gargenville, France, where she appeared several times in performance. This past summer, Keiter was a guest clinician at the Governor’s School in Richmond. This year, her concert schedule will include recitals in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia, in addition to performances with the Cypress Quartet and with Joseph Robinson.
Keiter is involved in several professional organizations, including the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) and the College Music Society. She is in demand as an adjudicator and lecturer and is frequently called upon to give master classes.
Originally from Charleston, Illinois, Keiter began piano lessons at the age of six. She earned her bachelor’s of music from Oberlin Conservatory, where she received several top prizes, including the Award for Excellence in Vocal Accompanying. She earned her master’s degree at Indiana University, where she is currently completing her doctorate in piano performance.
Keiter is a student of the internationally recognized teacher and performer Leonard Hokanson, and has studied piano with Gyorgy Sebok, Evelyn Brancart and Robert McDonald; and chamber music with Edward Auer, Atar Arad, James Campbell, Marc Lifschey and Giorgio Tozzi.