Dr. Abigail Mace

Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Preparatory Department
Office Location Raley Chapel, 127
Phone (Office) 405.585.4329
OBU Mailbox # 61276
Email abigail.mace@okbu.edu


Biography

Dr. Abigail Mace (piano) is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of the Music Preparatory Department at Oklahoma Baptist University. Mace has performed in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, throughout the United States, and live on Wisconsin Public Radio. As a Fulbright Fellow, Dr. Mace studied historical performance at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague from 2010-2011. Mace is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association, serving frequently as an adjudicator, clinician, and presenter. Dr. Mace has been a guest artist in piano at the University of Alabama, Lawrence Conservatory, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, among others. 

Mace completed her masters and doctorate in Piano Performance from The University of Texas at Austin, where her principal teacher was Nancy Garrett. While at The University of Texas, Dr. Mace held a graduate teaching assistantship in piano to Martha Hilley and Sophia Gilmson and won the Outstanding Doctor of Musical Arts Lecture Recital award. Mace earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, summa cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

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Education

  • B. Mus., Piano Performance, Vanderbilt University (2006)
  • M.M., Piano Performance, The University of Texas at Austin (2008)
  • D.M.A., Piano Performance, The University of Texas at Austin (2012)
  • Netherland-America Foundation Fulbright Fellow, The Royal Conservatory of The Hague (2010-2011)

Courses Taught

  • Applied Piano
  • Piano Ensemble: Two of More Pianos
  • Piano Accompanying III
  • Keyboard Fundamentals

Publications and Presentations

Publications: 

Doctoral Thesis: Style and Interpretation in the Seven Keyboard Toccatas of J. S. Bach, BWV 910-916 (2012)

Selected Presentations:

"The Bach Family: Music and Performance" (University of Memphis, 2017)

"Balking at Bach: Inspiring Successful and Enthusiastic Performances of J. S. Bach's Keyboard Works in Resistant Students" (Wisconsin Music Teachers Association and Minnesota Music Teachers Association Conferences, 2016)

"The Fearless Pianist" (Interlochen Center for the Arts, 2015)

"Bach to the Basics: Teaching Bach's Keyboard Works Successfully (Bowling Green State University, 2015)

"Music from the Olde World: Baroque Then and Now" (Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, 2014)

"I See, I Hear, I Play: Teaching Music Theory and Aural Skills to Pre-College Students" (The University of Texas, 2013)

Selected Performances: 

  • Faculty Showcase, OMTA State Conference, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2018
  • Bach Festival, Brisch Center for Historical Performance, Edmond, OK, 2017
  • Guest Artist, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, 2016
  • Guest Artist, Bowling Green State University, 2015
  • Faculty Spotlight Series, Interlochen Center for the Arts, 2015
  • Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen, Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison, WI, 2014
  • Faculty Artist Series, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2013
  • U. S. Ambassador's Residence, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2011
  • Fulbright Europe Music Gala, Berlin, Germany, 2011

Memberships

  • Music Teachers National Association (2008 - Present)
  • Oklahoma Music Teachers Association (2016 - Present)