Sunday Recital Series Continues with Pianist Kevin Hampton

March 14, 2000

Mary Baldwin University’s Sunday Recital Series will continue with a performance by pianist Kevin Hamptonon Sunday, March 19, at 3:00 p.m., in Francis Auditorium. 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.

Hampton earned his bachelor of science degree from William Jewell College and his master’s of music from Drake University, where he was a scholarship student of George Katz. Hampton received his doctorate of musical arts from the University of Maryland at College Park, where he was a scholarship student of Thomas Schumacher.

As a frequent recitalist and chamber music collaborator, he has performed in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center for the first annual celebration of John F. Kennedy’s birthday, the Washington Arts Club, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, the Eldbrooke Arts Series, and the Charles Sumner School and Museum. Other performance venues include the Montpelier Arts Center, Fairfax County Library, and the Des Moines Arts Center in Iowa.

A frequent soloist, collaborator, clinician, and adjudicator, Hampton also serves on the screening jury for the Hilton Head Island International Piano Competition in South Carolina. Hampton recently gave presentations and performances at both the Mississippi Music Teachers Association and Georgia Music Educators Association state conventions, and the Macon Music Teachers Association in Macon, Georgia.

Hampton has taught at Frederick Community College, Sweet Briar College, and the University of Maryland at College Park. He is currently serving as assistant professor of music on the faculty of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia.