Pianist Mark Greer to Perform at Mount Union

March 23, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio – University of Mount Union faculty lecturer of piano Mark Greer will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23 in Presser Recital Hall located in Cope Music Hall at Mount Union.

Greer, a native of Akron, Ohio, earned a Master of Music degree in piano performance at Kent State University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University.

During the concert, Greer will perform pieces by Joseph Haydn, Samuel Barber and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Greer has performed in a wide array of venues, including his Weill Recital Hall debut at Carnegie Hall, Waterside Hall, Bundy Art Gallery, Blossom Music Center, E.J. Thomas Hall, First Night Akron, Friends of Music Concert Series and the Akron Public Library. He made his orchestral debut with the Heiligenstadt Chamber Orchestra in 2008. In 2004, Greer was the only American pianist selected to perform on the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Steinway Dedication Concert. He has been featured with live performances on Vermont Public Radio. Greer has given presentations on the late Beethoven piano sonatas, Beethoven’s Op. 31 piano sonatas, Haydn piano sonatas and variations and the piano music of Samuel Barber. He has participated in masterclasses with Nelita True, Spencer Myer, Enrico Elisi, Kate Boyd, Lambis Vassiliadis and Virginia Marks. He has also coached with renowned pianist and teacher Seymour Bernstein.  

In addition to piano, Greer is an accomplished composer, having been a two-time national prizewinner in the NFMC Composers Contest where he received the Olga Klein Nelson Chamber Music Award for his piece, “Trois Spectacles.”

In addition to teaching at the University of Mount Union, Greer currently teaches at Malone University, where he was appointed in January of 2012. An avid writer, Greer maintains an active private studio in the greater Akron area.

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