Arts Alive 2016: Dr. Mark J. Spicer, Piano

March 22 2016
Category: Events

Elmira College’s Department of Music presented Dr. Mark J. Spicer’s annual piano recital, in conjunction with Arts Alive at Elmira College, which started at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, in Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall. Dr. Spicer performed compositions of Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel, and Rachmaninoff.

About Dr. Mark J. Spicer

Before joining the Elmira College faculty, Dr. Spicer taught at Michigan State University, the Wausau Conservatory of Music, the University of Wisconsin Center System, and the University of North Texas. Dr. Spicer has performed in hundreds of recitals on piano and flute since the age of 9 including, while living in Wisconsin, a live performance on Wisconsin Public Radio. His piano teachers include Penelope Cecchini and Ralph Votapek, a Van Cliburn Competition gold medalist. Dr. Spicer performs regularly on campus and throughout the Southern Tier. His annual recitals on campus have included original arrangements and compositions. He also composed the Elmira College Fight Song and the original College Medley for the Elmira College Concert Ensemble. This is Dr. Spicer’s 30th year at Elmira College.

Arts Alive at Elmira College is a Term II celebration of the arts that features presentations, performances, and exhibitions by faculty, students and special guests.  Many forms of art are represented in the celebration, including the fine arts, the performing arts, music, and the application of art within various disciplines such as math and science. Event locations are noted in the Event Listing below and, unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public.