Dr. Paul Kenyon to provide guest piano recital April 11

March 18, 2013

Categories: General News

Pianist Dr. Paul Kenyon will perform Thursday, April 11 at 6 the Chapel-Auditorium on the Tabor College campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Kenyon, professor of music at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif., will perform works by Mozart, Brahms and Debussy.

Dedicated to sharing the joy of the piano music with audiences of all kinds, Dr. Kenyon particularly enjoys welcoming audiences who are new to the concert listening experience. Through creative programming and spoken word he enables listeners to gain access to deeper musical enjoyment and understanding. Both his musical performances and the accompanying commentary have received praise as he has appeared in concerts across the United States.

Born in upstate New York, Kenyon earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from Michigan State University. Dr. Kenyon also holds degrees from Mansfield University and Bowling Green State University, with additional studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

He also performs as pianist for Trio Point Loma, a resident faculty chamber ensemble. Before moving to San Diego, Dr. Kenyon taught piano at Western Michigan University and Wright State University.

Along with his musical studies, Paul Kenyon has studied the Alexander Technique with Eileen Troberman, Mio Morales and Evangeline Benedetti. From this work he has developed teaching workshops, entitled Performing with Poise. This work combines heightened sensitivity to kinesthetic awareness of the body in movement with cognitive understanding of the performance process.

The concert is entitled “Famous Last Words” and will feature some of the final masterpieces from each composer’s repertoire.