The program, “Russian Piano Music for One, Two, and Two Times Two Hands” will consist of “Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone” by Alexander Scriabin, “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky, and “Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos” by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Jones will be joined on the Rachmaninoff duo by LSMSA Executive Director Dr. Patrick Widhalm.
Jones has been a member of the music faculty at the LSMSA since 1993. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a winner in the UNC Concerto Competition and alternate winner of the NCMTA Collegiate Artist Competition.
He holds the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
His teachers have included Walter Westafer, Michael Zenge, Danielle Martin, and David Renner. He also completed piano pedagogy coursework with Duke Miles, Amanda Vick Lethco, and Martha Hilley.
In 1991, he won second prize at the Bartók-Kabalevsky International Piano Competition.
Prior to his appointment at LSMSA, he taught piano and music theory at Limestone College in South Carolina, where he received the Fullerton Merit Award for excellence in teaching. In 1997, he recorded Bartók’s “Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion” with the Southwestern Chamber Soloists of Texas.
An active member of the Louisiana Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association, he was a two-term LMTA president (2000-2003) and director of MTNA’s South Central Division and a member of MTNA’s National Board of Directors (2010-2012). At the MTNA National Conference in 2010, he was honored as an MTNA Foundation Fellow. He holds both state and national certification as a piano teacher through LMTA and MTNA.
The recital is free