Mary Baldwin University music faculty will perform in a recital as part of the Mary Baldwin presidential inauguration festivities. Pianist Lise Keiter-Brotzman, violinist Susan Black, and Walter Taylor, clarinet will perform on Thursday, April 1 at 8 p.m. in Francis Auditorium in Pearce Science Center at Coalter and Frederick streets in Staunton. The program will include works by Schumann, Mozart, Arnold, and Khachaturian.
Keiter-Brotzman has performed all over the country and is active as a solo recitalist, collaborative artist, and soloist with orchestra. She joined the faculty at Mary Baldwin University in the fall of 1998 and is the music department chair. Originally from Charleston, Illinois, Keiter-Brotzman has a bachelor of music from the Oberlin Conservatory and a master’s and a doctorate of music from Indiana University.
Violinist Susan Black began her career as assistant concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony, and is currently principal second violinist of the Charlottesville and University Symphony. She is a member of the Rivanna Quartet, and performs extensively in festivals. She performs nationally as a soloist and chamber musician, and she teaches on the faculty of Mary Baldwin University in addition to maintaining a private studio.
Walter Taylor, clarinet, is a retired U.S. Army sergeant major. In 1968 he became the associate principal clarinet of the senior service’s premier musical unit, The United States Army Band (“Pershing’s Own”) based in Washington, D.C. Taylor performed as the principle clarinetist and concertmaster of that group and concurrently for the last twelve years he served as the non-commissioned officer in charge of the concert element of Pershing’s Own. His military honors include The Legion of Merit. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha and Kappa Kappa Psi music fraternities and is adjunct instructor of clarinet at Mary Baldwin University.
Tickets are $5 for the general public and $4 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at Blue Mountain Coffees, at the Bookstack, or at the door. For more information, call 887-7294.