(October 29, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Hurley School of Music presents Gay Grosz recital Nov. 8

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — The Hurley School of Music will present Gay Grosz, piano, in recital on Monday, Nov. 8 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Auditorium.

Gay Grosz
Gay Grosz

Dr. Grosz will perform Bach's Italian Concerto, Haydn's Grand Sonata in C Major, Fantasiestücke by Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin's Ballade in G Minor.

Gay Grosz is well known regionally as a soloist, collaborative artist and adjudicator. She is on the piano faculty at the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College of Louisiana where she teaches piano, accompanying and chamber music.

She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Centenary College of Louisiana, where she was named Outstanding Graduating Senior. She received her MM and DMA degrees in piano performance from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where she studied with Constance Carroll, Jennifer Hayghe and Willis Delony. She was also the first recipient of the annual James Ronald Brothers Achievement in Accompanying award presented by the Southern Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

Dr. Grosz serves as the principal pianist for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and is accompanist for the internationally known Nena Wideman Piano Competition each year. She is the coach/accompanist for East Texas Opera Company and also serves in that capacity for Shreveport Opera when needed. She performs regularly with the Baroque Artists of Shreveport and is a member of the Evangeline Trio.

The recital is free and open to the public. For information call 869-5235.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 373 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.