Langley, WA: The Whidbey Island chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association is thrilled to present “Notes from the Heart”, a celebration of the piano with a multi-media presentation, featuring Dr. Jody Graves on Sunday, November 15th at 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Graves is a solo and collaborative pianist, a professor of piano at Eastern Washington University, and an adjudicator for competitions and festivals across the U.S. and abroad. Her concert will include works by Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Beethoven, and others. It is geared to delight all ages, and she especially looks forward to seeing students and young people in the audience!
Dr. Graves enjoys an exciting, diverse, and active performing career with concert and speaking engagements throughout the United States and abroad including: Austria, Norway, France, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, and Japan. She also has served as a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S., along with her colleagues in the Sapphire Trio, performing concerts and giving master classes in several countries throughout the Middle East since 2006.
Dr. Graves is also in demand as an adjudicator for piano competitions and festivals, a workshop presenter, master teacher, clinician, and engaging public speaker. She has authored numerous articles for such journals as the American Music Teacher and Clavier. Dr. Graves completed her third solo recording project ‘Whispers of Light’ in 2007 which features music of MacDowell, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt. Dr. Graves is especially interested in creating unique and contemporary ways to foster a collaborative experience between artist and listener, and is dedicated to maintaining the life of music in our culture. Dr. Graves is recognized for her creative ability to engage audiences with anecdotes and humor, and has been referred to by the press as “Victoria Borge”.
Adults $18 / Youth & Students $10 / Family Price $45 (any size family)
Online tickets are available until noon the day of the show at www.wicaonline.org. For tickets by phone, call the Box Office at 360.221.8268 or 800.638.7631. You can also buy tickets in person at the Box Office at 565 Camano Ave in Langley between 1 and 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or two hours before any show.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the community of South Whidbey Island and beyond. WICA’s mission is to inspire, nourish, and enhance the artistic, social, and economic well-being of the community.