Anderson University Presents Duo Piano Recital
Two of the Upstate’s most accomplished
faculty pianists, one from Anderson University and the other from the South
Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, will join forces for a
concert at Anderson University’s Daniel Recital Hall
on Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 pm.
The program will include two-piano compositions by Mozart, Brahms,
Barber, and Lutoslawski.
Stephen Taylor is a former Andersonian who studied with Anita Bridges during
his pre-college days while his father, Eben Taylor, was a District
Superintendent in the United Methodist Church. He holds piano performance
and pedagogy degrees from The Juilliard School, the University of Louisville
and the University of South Carolina, where his major professors included Ania
Dorfmann, Lee Luvisi, Max Camp and Raymond Dudley. After serving ten
years on the piano and pedagogy faculty at the University of South Carolina
School of Music and later operating a successful private studio in Columbia,
SC, he currently serves as Instructor of Piano at the South Carolina Governor’s
School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, SC. Dr. Taylor has also
served on the faculty of the SCGSAH Academy and Discovery programs since their
respective inceptions in 1990 and 2004.
As a soloist, Dr. Taylor has performed in recitals and with orchestras in the
US and in Europe. A frequent collaborative performer, he has toured with
solo singers, choirs and instrumentalists across the US, and in such diverse
places as Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Scotland, Greece and Israel.
He lectures frequently for music teacher organizations and has made
presentations at state and national conferences sponsored by Music Teachers
National Association, National Conference on Piano Pedagogy, and Music
Educators National Conference. He enjoys adjudicating at auditions,
festivals and competitions, and is the author of several articles relating to
piano pedagogy. His latest publication is a book review for MTNA’s Music
James Clark graduated from Clinton High School in Clinton, Mississippi. He
holds the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Mississippi College, the
Master of Music in Piano Performance from Southern Methodist University, and
the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina. His
teachers included Ralph Taylor, Alexander Uninsky, and Max Camp.
After having taught three years in the public schools of Mississippi, he joined
the faculty of Anderson University in 1970 where he is currently a Professor of
Music. During his tenure at Anderson University he has taught courses in
music history, theory, music appreciation, class piano, and private lessons.
He frequently serves as accompanist for choral groups and solo
performers. In addition to his
college responsibilities, he serves as organist at Trinity United Methodist
Church in Anderson, South Carolina. He is a member of the South Carolina
Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association. He has held
offices in these organizations including President of SCMTA. He has also
been a recitalist, lecturer, adjudicator, degree coordinator, consultant,
composer, and department chair.
concert is free and open to the public.
Anderson University is a comprehensive
university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering
bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 25) of
colleges and universities in the South, and one of “77 Schools to Watch in America,” by U. S. News &
World Report. Anderson has also
been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate
region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson
University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.