BPCC faculty piano duet recital date set | Arts & Culture
The Music Program at Bossier Parish Community College will present a faculty piano duet recital featuring Gulya Chandler and Joy Ratcliff at 7:30 pm on Friday, Feb. 8, in the BPCC Performing Arts Theatre, 6220 E. Texas Street. The recital is free and open to the public.
The repertoire will include Sonata in D Major, K. 381, by W. A. Mozart; Fantasy in F Minor Op. 103, by Franz Schubert; and Dolly, Op. 36 by Gabriel Faure.
Chandler is a graduate of Kazan State Conservatory (Russia), where she earned bachelor and master of arts degrees in music, and has also completed the MAT program at Centenary College of Louisiana. She teaches piano, music theory, music appreciation, music history, and class piano at BPCC. She also serves as the staff accompanist for the BPCC Concert Choir and BPCC music programs. Chandler maintains a private piano studio and has taught piano in the Centenary Piano Prep Program. She frequently performs and accompanies in recitals. She is the current Vice President of the Greater Shreveport Music Teachers Association and is a nationally-certified teacher of music through the Music Teachers National Association.
Ratcliff holds a bachelor of music in Piano Performance, magna cum laude, from Centenary College of Louisiana where she studied with Dr. Donald Rupert. Her master’s degree is from San Jose State Universality where she studied with Aiko Onishi. Post-graduate study includes a Rotary Fellowship to study piano in Lyon, France, where she studied with Jean Martin. In addition to her teaching responsibilities of Class Piano and Applied Private Piano at BPCC, Ratcliff has taught piano classes at Centenary College and currently serves as the director of the Centenary Piano Conservatory Program. She has also performed numerous solo recitals and has served as an accompanist in the Shreveport-Bossier area.
For more information on this faculty recital or the Music Program at BPCC, contact Dr. Michael D. Hart at 678-6146.