Elizabeth Moak will present her first faculty solo recital at The
University of Southern Mississippi at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in Marsh
Auditorium. Having joined the faculty of the School of Music in
August 2004, her program will include compositions by Reinken, Haydn,
Chopin, Debussy and American composer Judith Lang Zaimont. Admission
is free and open to the public
Her recent performances include a tour of France,
including the Centre Acanthes/Avignon Festival and St. Lazare Cathedral
of Autun, where she was hailed for her "astounding colors"
and "powerful and spirited interpretation" (Le Journal
de Saône-et-Loire). Appearing regularly as soloist in recitals
and with orchestras, Moak has performed throughout the United States
and Europe. Winner of the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition
and several national competitions, including the National Federation
of Music Clubs Biennial Auditions, she has been noted for her "sensitivity"
and "generous imagination" (La Suisse, Geneva, Switzerland).
Moak previously taught at Millsaps College, where
she was honored with the "Outstanding Young Faculty Award"
in 2001. In 2003, she received a D.M.A. from the Peabody Conservatory
of Johns Hopkins University.