Pianist to present guest recital at Shorter Feb. 19

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Guest Artist Nancy Elton, PianoRome, Ga. – Pianist Nancy Elton will present a guest recital at Shorter University on Monday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel. The performance is open to the public free of charge.

Selections to be featured in the recital include eight preludes from Preludes, Books 1 and 2, and L’ Isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy and Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58 by Frederic Chopin.

Dr. Elton has received critical acclaim for her performances as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician throughout the Southeast and many areas of the United States. Her performances include concertos with the Columbia Philharmonic Orchestra and Florence Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina; two performances with the Coastal Symphony Orchestra in St. Simons, Ga.; the Musica Sacra Orchestra at First Presbyterian Church; the Buckhead Youth Orchestra, and the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Elton is also a well sought teacher in the Atlanta area where she has taught at both the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. Under her supervision, many of her students have gone on to win several top awards while achieving both national and international fame and receiving acceptance to prestigious programs such as Julliard School.

Dr. Elton received her doctorate and master’s degree from the University of Texas in both piano and vocal performance. She attended the University of South Carolina, where she received a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree also in piano and voice.

Her numerous awards and honors include receiving the Music Achievement Award from the University of South Carolina and the esteemed Georgia Teacher of the Year Award from the Georgia Music Teachers Association. Dr. Elton also finished as a National Finalist in the MTNA Young Artist Competition and was the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards.

Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, associate’s, and master’s programs.

Written by Public Relations Intern Cecil Robinson