School of Visual and Performing Arts

Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series

2018-2019 PIANO Series

Each pianist will present a master class and recital on the weekend they are in town. Master classes are held on Saturdays at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Noon. Recitals are on Sundays at 3 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public, and will be held in the Recital Hall in the UT Center for Performing Arts (main campus). Parking is free also in Area 12, directly across the street from the UT Center for Performing Arts.


Guest pianist Logan SkeltonLogan Skelton

November 3-4

Logan Skelton is a much sought-after pianist, teacher, and composer whose work has received international critical acclaim. As a performer, Skelton has concertized widely in the United States, Europe, and Asia and has been featured on many public radio and television stations including NPR’s Audiophile Audition, Performance Today, All Things Considered, and Morning Edition, as well as on radio in China and national television in Romania. He has recorded numerous discs for Centaur, Albany, Crystal, Blue Griffin, and Naxos Records, the latter on which he performed on two pianos with fellow composer-pianist William Bolcom.


Guest pianist Gabriel Dobner and baritone Kevin McMillanGabriel Dobner and baritone, kevin McMillan

FEBRUARY 9-10, 2019

GABRIEL DOBNER has recorded and performed nationally and internationally. Mr. Dobner performs regularly (including an appearance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.) with pianist Lori Piitz as part of a piano duo team.  These musical collaborations have led to performances in many of the major concert venues throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

Dobner joined the faculty at James Madison University in the fall of 2001. Previous teaching engagements include Indiana University and the Nürnberg/Augsburg Hochschule für Musik in Germany.  He received his bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University, where he studied with Ludmila Lazar.  He then went on to Indiana University in Bloomington to earn his master’s degree with James Tocco, as well as his Doctoral Degree with Leonard Hokanson. 

KEVIN MCMILLAN is a renowned singer and vocal pedagogue. His performing career has spanned over 25 years with more than 750 concerts, 15 professional recordings, a Grammy award, a Gramophone award, and numerous Juno award nominations. A number of his students have proceeded to establish performing careers, both in North America and Europe. They, as well as those who have chosen to follow other paths, have done so possessing scientifically sound and historically informed perspectives on singing.

Guest pianist Joseph KingmaJOSEPH KINGMA

APRIL 6-7, 2019

Award-winning pianist Joseph Kingma, whose sound has been described by conductors as “rich and encompassing, yet delicate and refined” and “flawless and expressive”, maintains a career as both a prolific performing artist and committed pedagogue. He has won awards in numerous international competitions, most recently first prize in both the American Liszt Society’s 2017 Franz Liszt International Piano Competition and the Monroe Symphony League’s 2018 Marjorie Stricken Emerging Artists Competition. Formerly faculty member at Louisiana College, Joseph joined the faculty of Palm Beach Atlantic University in the fall of 2018 as Assistant Professor of Piano.

Last Updated: 1/31/19