Accomplished pianist Nancy Weems to perform at Shorter University
October 10, 2013 - The Shorter University School of Fine and Performing Arts welcomes renowned pianist Nancy Weems to the Brookes Chapel stage on October 14 at 7:30 p.m. The guest recital is titled Bits and Pieces — A Celebration of Smaller Musical Treasures and will feature works by J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Carl Vine, and Alexander Scriabin.
Weems is a faculty member at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music in Houston, Texas. She has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Mexico, Central America and the former Soviet Union. She has appeared as a guest artist with numerous symphony orchestras and has given masterclasses across the globe.
“This is a great opportunity for our piano students and music students, along with the community, to hear such a fine musician,” said Jerico Vasquez, Shorter University artist-in-residence and assistant professor of music. “She has such great insight into music, and she is also a very seasoned teacher and coach.”
Weems has recorded for the Albany and the Bay Cities labels, and the recording Classical Hollywood was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1990. She has been featured in recordings of composers Arnold Rosner and Chris Theofanidis.
While at Shorter University, Weems will teach a masterclass on October 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.
“This is an opportunity to connect so that piano students who might be interested in graduate studies could consider studying with her,” Vasquez said.
Weems’ recital and masterclass session are both free and open to the public.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its list of best Southeastern Colleges. Shorter University is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Shorter offers traditional bachelor’s degree program in 48 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and four master’s programs. Shorter is online at www.shorter.edu.