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Malone University Faculty Artist Series welcome pianist Lori Rhoden March 23

6564-March 15, 2013

Lori RhodenThe Malone University Faculty Artist Series will welcome pianist Lori Rhoden Saturday, March 23 at 4 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N/.W. in Canton. The program is free and open to the public. A program follows.

Lori Rhoden is professor of music performance and coordinator of piano pedagogy and group piano at Ball State University where she teaches piano performance, piano pedagogy, and group piano. A nationally certified music teacher, Rhoden maintains an active schedule as a soloist, collaborative artist, clinician, and adjudicator. Dr. Rhoden has performed in China, Korea, Canada, and throughout the United States. In 2011 she completed the Southwest China Piano Pedagogy Project as a Fulbright Specialist grant recipient, performing and teaching in Kunming and Chongqing. She has been a piano faculty member at the summer international Masterworks Festival since 2002, and has been the piano program director for Masterworks since 2006. Dr. Rhoden was also a guest instructor for the Yamaha Passport to Music program in 2009 and 2011.

Dr. Rhoden has presented conference sessions and/or research posters for the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, Music Teachers National Association national conferences, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and various state and local associations. She has been a member of the Research Committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and has written articles for American Music Teacher, Clavier and Keyboard Companion.

Dr. Rhoden completed her doctor of musical arts degree in piano pedagogy and performance at the University of South Carolina. She received the master of church music degree and performer's certificate in piano from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in addition to a bachelor of music education degree and certificate in piano performance from Florida State University. Rhoden has studied piano with Maurice Hinson, Charles Fugo, Leonard Mastrogiacomo, Carolyn Bridger, Leonidas Lipovetsky, and Karyl Louwenaar Leuck. An active member of Music Teachers National Association, she has served on MTNA collegiate chapter committees and currently serves as the chair of the Indiana state collegiate chapters of MTNA. Rhoden was honored with the 2010 Teacher of the Year award from the Indiana Music Teachers Association.


Intermezzo, Op. 116, No. 4                                                                     Johannes Brahms

Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2                                                                             (1833-1897)

32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80                                                Ludwig van Beethoven


Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4                                                          Frédéric Chopin

Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2                                                                (1810-1849)

Etude in C Minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10, No. 12

Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14                                                              Sergei Prokofiev

Allegro ma non troppo                                                                         (1891-1953)Scherzo



Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330.471.8239
Cell: 330.324.2424

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