OU School of Music Announces Visiting Pianist

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The Ohio University School of Music has announced a master class, recital and lecture by visiting pianist Alex McDonald on Oct. 21-22.

McDonald will be taking part in a residency next week sponsored by the Ohio University Performing Arts Series and the School of Music. As a part of his residency, McDonald will host several opportunities for students and the community. These events include:

Master Class – Monday, Oct. 21, 12:55 p.m., Glidden Recital Hall
Recital – Monday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Glidden Recital Hall
Lecture/Q&A Session – Tueday, Oct. 22 at 9 a.m., Glidden Recital Hall

Alex McDonald has soloed with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Mexico, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Utah Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has performed across the United States as well as in Israel, Canada, Japan and South Korea; additionally, he has been a featured performer on PBS, WRR, NPR and WQXR.

Awards and fellowships include second prize at the 2007 New Orleans International Piano Competition and second prize at the 2001 Gina Bachauer International Young Artist Piano Competition. In 2008, he was named a Harvey Fellow by the Mustard Seed Foundation; in 2013, McDonald was accepted to compete in the 14th Van Cliburn Competition, the first native Texas to be accepted in more than 30 years.

McDonald, who holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School, currently teaches piano at Texas Woman’s University, having previously taught as adjunct faculty at Richland College as well as at the Juilliard School, where he was a Teaching Fellow for both the Literature and Materials and Piano Minor departments.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information about this and other School of Music Events, visit