Fogg to perform guest piano recital at MC

Aug. 22, 2012
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer

Dr. Ryan Fogg, associate professor of music and director of keyboard studies at Carson-Newman College, will present a guest faculty piano recital at Maryville College on Sun., Sept. 9.

Free and open to the public, the recital will begin at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall.

The program will feature three sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven, “each one representing a different stylistic period,” according to Fogg, including Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3; Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata;” and Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110.

“An all-Beethoven concert is not to be missed, especially since the works included on this program represent some of the composer’s finest achievements,” Fogg said.

A native Texan, Fogg holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Houston and East Texas Baptist University. He maintains an active performing schedule, presenting solo recitals regularly throughout the United States. He has also recorded new works by American composers through Albany Records, and he has written articles for Clavier Companion and Piano Pedagogy Forum.

Fogg holds national certification through the Music Teachers National Association. He is also a member of the College Music Society and Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society. He has been recognized by Carson-Newman College with the Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award and the Faculty Creativity Award, and he was named the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year by the Knoxville Music Teachers Association. He has also served on the faculties of Northwest Missouri State University and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. His former teachers include Gregory Allen, Danielle Martin, Robert Brownlee and Dr. Randall Sulton.

He lives in Jefferson City, Tenn., with his wife, Nicki, and their daughter, Cora.

For more information, please contact the Maryville College Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150.

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,198.