Pianist to present guest recital

The Northwestern College music department will present a guest piano recital featuring Dr. Ryan Fogg on Wednesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Fogg is assistant professor of music and director of keyboard studies at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn. A native Texan, Fogg earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Texas, a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Houston and a bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University. Prior to coming to Carson-Newman in 2006, he served as visiting lecturer in piano at Northwest Missouri State University.

Fogg holds national certification through the Music Teachers National Association and is also a member of the College Music Society and Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society.  He was recently voted the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year by the Knoxville Music Teachers Association, and he was the 2008 recipient of the Carson-Newman College Faculty Creativity Award.  He frequently serves as an adjudicator for local and state piano competitions and festivals.

Fogg will present a concert of new works by American composers. Many of the pieces featured in this program were composed specifically for Fogg, including Traces by Dr. Luke Dahn, assistant professor of music at Northwestern College. The concert will also feature the work of Karim Al-Zand, Bruce Christian Bennett, Joseph Dangerfield and Tim Sullivan.

Fogg will perform the concert at numerous venues around the country this spring, including Tennessee, Iowa, Michigan, California and Texas. In May, Fogg will record a CD that is scheduled to be released by Albany Records in the fall.