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Abigail Mace

Abigail Mace
SA 218
(920) 465-2290

Education: D.M.A. The University of Texas at Austin; M.M. The University of Texas at Austin; B.M. Vanderbilt University

Dr. Abigail Mace, is a versatile pianist who is fluent in a broad array of musical styles from the past to the present. Dr. Mace is a Lecturer in Music (Piano) at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay where she teaches applied piano, keyboard musicianship, and music history. Dr. Mace also serves as a collaborative pianist for faculty recitals and as a rehearsal accompanist for the top choral ensemble at UWGB.

Mace is a graduate of the doctoral program in Piano Performance at The University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music, where her principal teacher was Nancy Garrett. Dr. Mace's lecture recital, From Venice to Weimar: Italian Influences in the Keyboard Toccatas of J. S. Bach, BWV 910-916 received the 2011-2012 Outstanding Doctor of Musical Arts Lecture Recital award.

As a recipient of the 2010-2011 Netherland-America Foundation Fulbright Fellowship, Dr. Mace studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Her experiences in Europe included performances in The Hague, Netherlands, Berlin, Germany, and Bologna, Italy, and also performances at the US Ambassador's Residence in The Hague. As a founding member of Trio Leclair, a baroque ensemble comprised of colleagues from the Royal Conservatory, Mace performed recitals in The Hague and Wassenaar, NL. At the Royal Conservatory Mace studied under the guidance of internationally esteemed performers including Jacques Ogg, Patrick Ayrton, Barthold Kuijken, Wilbert Hazelzet, Michael Chance, and Jill Feldman.

Dr. Mace has performed in piano masterclasses for Emanuel Ax, Gilbert Kalish, Ruth Laredo, Angela Hewitt, and Ian Hobson among others. Mace has also played in masterclasses for Arthur Haas, Malcolm Bilson, and David Breitman on early keyboards. She was a member of The University of Texas Early Music Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Guido Olivieri and performed figured bass frequently with the Butler School of Music’s Bach Cantata Project under the direction of Dr. James Morrow.

Dr. Mace has been an active participant at many summer music festivals in the USA and abroad including the Heifetz International Summer Music Institute, the Prague International Piano Masterclasses, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and the International Baroque Institute at Longy.

Before her current position at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Dr. Mace taught individual and class piano at The University of Texas at Austin as the teaching assistant for Professors Martha Hilley and Sophia Gilmson from 2006 to 2010. Mace also coordinated The University of Texas Piano Project, a program that pairs UT piano majors with students in the Austin community, from 2007 to 2010. As a member of The University of Texas University Extension faculty between 2008 and 2010, Mace taught class piano to members of the Austin and The University of Texas communities. Mace has also taught piano at the Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan.

Listen to music performed by Abigail Mace:

J. S. Bach: Toccata in D minor, BWV 913

Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E-flat, Hob. XVI/49
I. Allegro

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Fantasia in E minor, Falck 21
(performed on a Paul McNulty model of a Viennese 18th c. fortepiano)

Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E-flat, Hob. XVI/49
II. Adagio e Cantabile

Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E-flat, Hob. XVI/49
III. Finale: Tempo di Minuet