News

Dr. Karen Buckland performs Piano Solo at PC

Dr. Karen Buckland will perform a solo piano recital featuring a work entitled “Vaterländischer Künstlerverein”, a set of Variations for Piano-Forte on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli. The work, published in 1824, contains 50 variations and a coda composed by well-known musicians in Vienna. The performance is set for November 16, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Edmunds Hall on the campus of Presbyterian College.

Dr. Buckland is Professor of Music, the Director of Keyboard Studies at Presbyterian College, and the Artistic director of the annual PC Piano Clinic. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Mansfield University, and a Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of South Carolina. Her teachers include Raymond Dudley, John Adams, William Goode, and Max Camp.

Active as a soloist and collaborator, adjudicator, and guest lecturer, Dr. Buckland has performed throughout the Southeast, Pennsylvania, Washington, Alaska, Nevada, and Canada. She recently adjudicated the Columbia Music Teachers Association Scholarship Auditions, the Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Concerto Auditions, the South Carolina Music Teachers Association State Young Artist Competition as part of the SCMTA State Conference, the 2016 Collegiate Piano Festival at Bob Jones University, the Greenwood South Carolina Music Teachers Association Piano District Auditions, the South Carolina Music Educators Association Piano Division Auditions, and the South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities Piano Juries.

Dr. Buckland presented Piano Techniques and Effects in Piano Music: An Historical Approach to Pedaling at the Northern Nevada Music Teachers Association 2017 May meeting and The Musical Score: “Teach an Inch, Learn a Mile” at the 2016 South Carolina Music Educators Association conference. Karen and her husband, Jim, are co-founders of Ludlamshöhle, a chamber ensemble dedicated to nineteenth-century music. The ensemble recently performed as part of the 2017 Presbyterian College Piano Clinic where Karen performed on a fortepiano.

Dr. Buckland is a 2017 recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in Who’s Who, a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the South Carolina Music Teacher Association, and the Guild of American Organists. Karen is the organist and pianist at First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, SC.