Lynne Mackey

Lynne Mackey


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Dr. Lynne Mackey, pianist and harpsichordist, is associate professor in the music department at Eastern Mennonite University, and teaches piano, pedagogy, and music theory. She is also director of the Virginia Baroque Performance Academy. She has performed in solo and chamber music settings in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands, and she is currently on the Tour Roster of the Virginia Commission for the Arts. A graduate of The Juilliard School with her doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, she also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. Winner of both the Wm. C. Byrd and Grand Rapids Symphony Concerto competitions, she has performed with the Grand Rapids and Flint Symphonies in Michigan. She has also performed as concerto soloist with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra, Lynchburg Symphony and University of Mary Washington Community Orchestra in Virginia. Ms. Mackey was the first performing artist to be awarded a fellowship by the Appalachian College Association. The fellowship funded a one-year residency at the University of Virginia in the field of contemporary music. In the field of contemporary music, Ms. Mackey has worked with several composers, including George Crumb, Samuel Adler and Joan Tower. She has appeared at Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City, the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, and the Vestak Theatre in Enschede, Netherlands. Her performances of new works for the piano include three New York premieres.

Ms. Mackey is a member of the Gee-Mackey Duo (cello/piano) The Duo was formed in 2004, and since that time has performed in the United States, Europe and Africa. They toured February 2008 in Spain and Morocco, where they presented works of American composers Dr. Timothy Mainland and Dr. Craig Naylor, as well as traditional repertoire. The Duo’s performances were heard on R.S.A.F.M., the English language radio program of the Costa del Sol in the south of Spain. In addition, the Duo offered a lecture on ‘Peace Dance’, a new work written for them by Dr. Naylor, at a school in Tangiers. While in Europe, the Duo also performed fund-raising concerts for the refurbishment of historic buildings. The Duo has toured in the Palm Beach area, as well as upstate New York, and recent performances include trips to West Virginia, North Carolina, and Southwest Virginia.

Also, Ms. Mackey has performed with the chamber ensemble, Musica Harmonia. The ensemble was invited to north eastern Brazil to perform recitals, and conduct masterclasses in two universities in 2008. They were hosted by the Universidade Federal Da Paraiba. In October of 2009 the ensemble traveled to Portland, Oregon to present at the National Conference of the College Music Society

As a lecture-recitalist, Ms. Mackey has presented programs for the College Music Society and Music Teachers National Association on regional and national levels. Most recently, she presented a lecture recital at the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts & Humanities in January of 2011. Ms. Mackey is active as an adjudicator as well as a masterclass clinician. Dr. Mackey has taught on the faculty of Mary Washington University, Mary Baldwin College, the University of Virginia, Hollins University, James Madison University, and Bluefield College where she served as Chair of the music department.


D.M.A., The Eastman School
M.M., The Juilliard School
B.M., The University of Michigan

David Burge (ESM)
Arthur Haas (ESM)
Earl Wild (The Juilliard School)
Josef Raieff (The Juilliard School)
Charles Fisher (University of Michigan)

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

Jan. 2011 Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities, Honolulu (Piano Lecture Recital “Inspiring Performer & Audience”)

Oct. 2009 College Music Society National Conference, Portland, Oregon (with Musica Harmonia “Telling a Story Through Music”
Community Engagement Presentation

Honors, Awards and Grants

2011-12 Grant Award, VCA Touring Artist (Virginia Commission for the Arts)
2009-10 Faculty Release Time Grant “Music of Living Composers for Violin and Piano” with Joan Griffing
2008-09 Grant Award, VCA Touring Artist
1995-96 Appalachian College Association Fellowship, 1-yr. residency at the University of Virginia in the field of contemporary music
1993-96 Artist-in-Education Residency Program, VCA