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Music, Gettysburg! Presents Pianist Jocelyn Swigger in Concert

Music, Gettysburg! presents pianist Jocelyn Swigger performing Beethoven, Ravel and more in concert on February 10th in the chapel of the Gettysburg Seminary at 4pm.

Swigger, an exceptionally talented solo pianist, also serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies of the Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College, where she plays in the Sunderman Trio. She will perform works of Beethoven, Ravel, and Mompou. And she will add "Four Rags from the Garden of Eden" by William Bolcom.

In addition to her solo concert work, Jocelyn Anne Kovaleski Swigger also enjoys an active career as an accompanist and chamber musician in the United States, Europe, and South America. She holds degrees in piano and English from Oberlin College and the Oberlin Conservatory, and she completed masters degrees in piano performance and pedagogy of theory as well as the doctor of musical arts degree at the Eastman School of Music. Principal teachers include Evelyne Brancart, Joseph Schwartz, and Rebecca Penneys.

Dr. Swigger, a passionate advocate of new music, has appeared in composerís forum concerts at Oberlin, Eastman, Cornell, and NYU, and she has collaborated with composers including Martin Scherzinger, Dennis DeSantis, Payton MacDonald, Gavin Chuck, Aaron Grad, and Forrest Pierce. As a collaborative artist and accompanist, she has played for such institutions as the Manhattan School of Music, the Quartet Program at Bucknell University, the Boys Choir of Harlem, and the Juilliard School. She has performed as concerto soloist in the United States with the Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra and at the Music in the Mountains festival in Purgatory, Colorado, and in Paraguay with the Orchestra de la Institute Stael Ruffinelli and the Orchestra Sinfsnica de la Ciudad de Asuncisn.

A dedicated teacher, Dr. Swigger has taught at Fort Lewis College, the Hochstein Music School, CUNY Queensborough, and Adelphi University. She is Coordinator of Keyboard Studies of the Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College, where she plays in the Sunderman Trio. In addition to performing on the piano, fortepiano, and harpsichord, Dr. Swigger also enjoys making music on the accordion and as an enthusiastic choir alto.

Enjoy this Sunday afternoon concert which is free and open to the public. The Seminary Chapel is located at 147 Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg. For more information about this and other concerts remaining in the 2008 Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-334-6286 ext 2197 or visit the web site at www.musicgettysburg.org .

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