Lynne Mackey is founder and director of the Virginia Baroque Performance Academy, with this year’s Baroque workshop marking its eighth year as part of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. She is a pianist and harpsichordist and has performed solo recitals and chamber music in the United States, South America, Europe, and Africa. In Virginia, she also tours with the Commission for the Arts. Mackey holds master’s and doctorate degrees from The Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. Highlights of her career include performances at Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City, at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, and at the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Rotterdam. Mackey was awarded an Appalachian College Association Fellowship for a residency at the University of Virginia in the field of contemporary music. She spent the winter and spring of 2014 in Paris as the recipient of an artist residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts. More recently, in April of 2016, she performed as harpsichord concerto soloist with the Chamber Symphony of Presbyterian College in South Carolina. She currently teaches at Mary Baldwin College and has been Associate Professor at Eastern Mennonite University and Bluefield College.