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Lynn Rice-See

Dr. Lynn Rice-See
Professor, piano

Since her 1982 Carnegie Recital Hall debut, Lynn Rice-See has appeared as recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician in the United States and in Europe. She has appeared three times with the Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra in Ostrava, Czech Republic. In the United States she has appeared as soloist with the Gulf Coast Symphony, the Huntsville Symphony, the Johnson City Symphony, and the Kingsport Symphony. In 1992, she appeared in recital in Brussels, sponsored by the Ministere de la Communauté Français, and her 1993 recital tour of Germany was sponsored by the German-American Institute in Saarbrücken. She was a member of the Tennessee Arts Commission touring roster from 1991 through 1994.

She holds the Bachelor of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Walter Hautzig, the Master of Music from The Juilliard School where she studied with Beveridge Webster, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California, where she studied with John Perry. She is currently professor of piano at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. From 1989-2005 she was a member of the piano faculty at East Tennessee State University. She has also taught at the Manhattan School of Music in New York and at William Carey College.

In celebration of the Tennessee bicentennial she and mezzo-soprano Sharon Mabry issued a compact disk on the Heartdance label of works by Tennessee composers. Her new cd, Evocacion will be available from Americus CD <>in 2009. This recording will include European piano works from the twenty years prior to World War I.

In addition to articles published in Clavier and American Music Teacher, her writing includes a book, The Piano Teaching of Walter Hautzig, published by Edwin Mellen Press. It is available

"Lynn Rice-See made a very strong impression with her recital entirely composed of Schubert. From the first measures of the Sonata in C minor, D. 958, one felt her presence in all its maturity.";

- Brussels L'Atelier

"(Miss Rice) whipped through the work [Prokoviev Concerto No. 2 with the Gulf Coast Symphony] with total assurance and ease, commanding the instrument with true artistic authority…Dazzled her audience.";

- Biloxi SUN TIMES

"The first movement [Schumann Concerto with the Huntsville Symphony] was absolutely first-rate…She filled the second movement with Schumannesque poetry…which contrasted effectively with the marvelously strong and assertive third movement…Meticulously considered, carefully contoured, and grace with a most admirable regard for tone production.";

- Huntsville TIMES

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