October 6, 2011
Dr. Terrie Manno and Dr. Michael Dean, who comprise the Manno-Dean Piano Duo, will perform a concert at OBU Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free performance.
The program will include selections from “Suite No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 5” by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943); “Variations on a Theme by Paganini” by Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994); “Dance of the Adolescent” by Aaron Copland (1900-1990); “Kaleidoscope” by John Corigliano (b. 1938); and “The Blue Danube Waltzes” by Johann Strauss/Abram Chasins (1804-1849)/(1903-1987).
A native of Santa Barbara, Calif., Manno serves as professor of piano and coordinator of keyboard studies at Minnesota State University, Moorhead. She earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in piano performance from California State University, Fresno, graduating with the scholastic predicate summa cum laude. In 1989 she received her doctorate in piano performance and piano pedagogy from the University of Arizona, Tucson.
In addition to performing with the Manno-Dean Piano Duo, she performs as a collaborative pianist with Trio Elan. She has performed as a soloist throughout Europe, specializing in recitals which explore correspondences between music and the arts. She continues her studies in the Alexander Technique, prenatal sensory development and the neurological processes of learning and performing music.
Dean is assistant professor of music and coordinator of keyboard studies at Oklahoma Baptist University. He earned bachelor degrees in piano performance and mathematics from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. He earned his master’s degree and doctorate in piano performance and piano pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma.
He serves as East District Co-President of the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association. In addition to his performances with the Manno-Dean Piano Duo, he maintains an active schedule as workshop clinician, adjudicator, solo performer, collaborative artist and faculty member at summer music camps throughout the United States and Canada. He previously taught at the Wheaton College Conservatory.