Weymouth Luncheon Features Pianist Sue Aceves
Sue Aceves, accomplished pianist and distinguished teacher, will be presenting a program of music by Spanish composers Thursday, Oct. 14, at noon, >in the great room at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Sue Lindsley Aceves is a native of Dallas, Texas, where she received her early musical training from Frances Deaderick Stuart. >She was awarded a bachelor's degree in piano performance from Newcomb College of Tulane University, where she studied pedagogy with Jane Smisor Bastien and piano with Sylvia Zaremba. >Further studies have been >with the noted musicologist and pianist Anne McClenny Krauss, of Roanoke, Va., Dr. Herbert Horn, of Florida, and Dr. Jonathan Maisonpierre, of Laurinburg. >Certified by the Music Teachers' National Association since 1970 and the North Carolina Music Teachers' Association since 1988, Aceves teaches piano privately at her home in Whispering Pines.
Aceves was active in the Virginia Music Teachers' >Association for 15 years, serving in various offices, including president of the Highlands Chapter of the VMTA. > Professional activities have included chairmanship of the National Guild of Piano Teachers' Auditions held at Radford University, Va.; >judge for the Virginia 4-H Share-the-Fun programs; and from 1977 to 1987, >a judge in the Virginia State Fall Music Festival held at Hollins College.
Since moving to North Carolina in 1988, >Aceves has judged for the NCMTA Piano Contest-Festival at the District level, the Young Artists' Auditions sponsored by the Raleigh Piano Teachers' Association, and the Federation. She has served as a judge for the National Piano Guild Auditions since 1992 and has entered students in the auditions for 39 years.
Aceves has performed many times for the Moore County Music Society, where she also served as artistic director from 1990-2000. >She has served as a member of the Weymouth Music Committee and the Weymouth Festival for Young Musicians Committee. > >Aceves has given numerous piano and harpsichord recitals, both solo and ensemble, in Texas, Virginia, North Carolina and England. >She has a particular interest in Spanish piano music, encouraged by her anthropologist husband, whose specialty involves rural development and social change in Spain. > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
As a member of the St. Dunstan's Handbell Quartet for several years, she performed regularly at area churches, including > an evening concert at the Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, Va., >in June 1995. >In November 1996, the quartet played in Washington, D.C., both at the National Cathedral and at the Capitol Hill Methodist Church. Aceves has also composed and arranged music for handbell quartet. >Currently >she sings in the choir and plays piano/organ duos with the organist at the Community Congregational Church U.C.C. in Southern Pines.
Music chairman for her chapter of the Colonial Dames 17th-century genealogical society for several years, Aceves was the state music chairman from 2001-2005, 2007-2009, and >again for 2009-2011. > Instrumental in forming their first State Chorus, >she continues to be the choral director. Hobbies outside of her musical activities include genealogy and tennis.
The cost for the luncheon is $15. > Call (910) 692-6261 for additional information or to make reservations.
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