Teryl Rice - Zabreg Music Academy, CroatiaTeryl Austin Rice, a teaching apprentice in the IUP Community Music School, will present his senior piano recital on Saturday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall, IUP main campus. The recital will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

Teryl will be exploring what it means to play piano "for fun." It will begin with what he calls "a hilarious" Haydn Sonata, followed immediately by a highly contrasting and interesting modern Sonata by Ned Rorem. He'll continue with a Prelude and Fugue by J.S. Bach, two Etudes by Claude DeBussy, and then close with a Ballade by Frederich Chopin.

This recital is the culmination of Teryl's Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Piano Performance after four years of study with IUP piano professor, and Julliard-trained, Henry Wong Doe.

Teryl Rice PostcardTeryl has loved playing the piano from an early age when growing up on a dairy farm in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, and particularly enjoys teaching piano lessons. He is completing his third year of teaching in the IUP Community Music School where he has excelled at interacting and supporting young musicians from the Indiana community with his inspirational and fun teaching style.

Future plans include graduate school at either Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, or at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, after being accepted at both schools. Outside of music, Teryl enjoys baking bread and biking the Hoodlebug trail, and after a recent semester of study abroad in Zagreb, Croatia, a newly discovered passion for travel!

The recital is free and open to the public.