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Monday, April 25, 2011

Master Class with IRENE PEERY-FOX @ SUU (CC: April 30)

Michael French
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Office: 435-865-8667

Photo: Irene Peery-Fix. Crdit: Courtesy of Irene Peery-Fox


WHAT: Internationally acclaimed pianist Irene Peery-Fox, a member of the piano at Brigham Young University, comes to Southern Utah University to offer a master class to SUU piano students that the general public is invited to attend.

WHO: Southern Utah University, College of Performing and Visual Arts, Music Department

WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2011

TIME: 3:00pm

WHERE: Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts

PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.


Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: An internationally acclaimed pianist and music educator, Irene Peery-Fox has won numerous competitions for her artistry at the keyboard. This distinguished musician will give a master class to SUU’s Department of Music’s piano students on Saturday, April 30, 2011, in Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, beginning at 3:00pm. The master class is free and the public is invited to attend to observe SUU piano students perform for Professor Peery-Fox.

Irene Peery-Fox received her doctoral degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with Leon Fleisher. Before her doctoral work, she earned both Bachelor of Music and Master of Science degrees from Juilliard in New York, studying with Irwin Freudlich, Jeaneanne Dowis, and Ilona Kabos. She has also earned an ARCT degree from the Royal Conservatory in Toronto and a performing arts degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Professor Peery-Fox has won numerous piano contests; twice she won the International CBC Talent Festival Contest and the Alaska Music Trails Concert Tour. She has received four Ford Foundation Grants, four Canada Council grants, an INCO grant, and five full-time Juilliard scholarships for piano study. Her many concerto appearances include performances with orchestras in Montreal, Toronto, Salt Lake City, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Victoria, Calgary, Provo, and Lethbridge. She has performed solo recitals in Canada, the United States, and Europe, as well as chamber recitals at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She has also performed on radio and television on the NBC, CBC, and BBC networks. Professor Peery-Fox was formerly a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Preparatory Division. Currently, she serves on the Brigham Young University piano faculty. Her students have been frequent prize winners in international, national, state, and local competitions. She is listed in the Canadian Dictionary of Music and Musicians and in the Outstanding Young Women of America.

SUU’s Department of Music offers you the unique opportunity to experience a master class and witness a master musician work with gifted young pianists. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents nearly 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

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