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Dr. Rebecca McCord - Dr. Rebecca McCord
Lynchburg, OH
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Teaching intermediate and advanced pianists how to practice, technical skills, stylistic differences, and musicianship. Opportunities for performance.

Work Experience:

Doctor of Musical Arts, Master of Music, Piano Performance & Literature
Performer's Certificate, Eastman School of Music

Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, Oklahoma City University

Rebecca McCord received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Oklahoma City University, where she studied piano with Ernestine Holmes Scott, voice with Florence Birdwell, and chamber music with Stephen Stalker and Kenji Kobyashi. She was named a Presidential Scholar and was the recipient of a full scholarship to OCU. During her undergraduate years, she also studied piano with Adele Marcus at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She earned the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Piano Performance and Literature, as well as the prestigious Performer's Certificate, from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. At Eastman, she studied piano with Barry Snyder and Cecile Staub Genhart, accompanying with Robert Spillman and Samuel Sanders, chamber music with Abram Loft and John Celentano, and voice with Jan deGaetani. During her doctoral studies, Dr. McCord was a Graduate Assistant in Studio Piano and Choral Conducting Assistant to Donald Neuen. Her performance of Brahms' Ziguenerleider with the Eastman Chorale is on the Pantheon label. She was named a Leopold Schepp Scholar and Outstanding Graduate Student at the Eastman School of Music.

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Rebecca McCord is a multi-faceted pianist, having performed as solo recitalist, chamber musician, duo pianist, and soloist with orchestra in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Making her debut at the age of nine, Dr. McCord has made guest artist appearances with over thirty orchestras including Dallas, Oklahoma City, Wichita, Houston, Eastman Philharmonic, Rome Festival and Tanglewood under such prestigious conductors as Erich Leinsdorf, Sir John Barbirolli, David Effron, Guy Fraser Harrison and Max Rudolf. As a young pianist, she was prizewinner in over twenty competitions, including the Naumburg, Bloch Young Artist, Masters Young Artist, Naftzger Young Artist, MTNA, and NFMC. She is a founding member of Trillium, The Commonwealth Trio, Tanglewood Trio, Lyric Quartet and the McNutt-Bohon Piano Duo. She has performed with the Fry Street Quartet, the James Quartet, and the Garth Newel Quartet. Among the works that she has premiered are Koschka Suite, Jonathan D. Green; La maƮtresse des marteaux, Jonathan D. Green; Toccata, James Legg; and Florilegium, Book II, Verne Reynolds.

Since 1985, Dr. McCord has been on the music faculty of Sweet Briar College. She has served as Director of the Gager Community Concert Series, the Chamber Music Series, and the Institute for Piano Performance & Pedagogy. Dr. McCord served as departmental chair for many years. In 1998, Dr. McCord was recipient of Sweet Briar's Faculty Fellowship and the first-ever post-doctorate fellowship at the Eastman School of Music.

Dr. McCord regularly serves as clinician, master class teacher, and adjudicator for MTNA organizations throughout the U.S. She is currently President of the Central Virginia Music Teachers Association.

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