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January 12, 2014

Alabama pianist scheduled for St. Paul's Chamber Music Series

MERIDIAN — special to The Star

    January's artist for the St. Paul's Chamber Music Series is quickly establishing herself as a prominent player and pedagogue in the Wiregrass Alabama area.  

    Pianist Marissa Mayfield will be the guest performer for the noon concert at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

    Mayfield attended the University of Alabama and was a scholarship student in the studio of renowned teacher, Amanda Penick. She also performed in the master class of noted clinician, William Kinderman. In 2008, Mayfield established a private studio and also began conducting a chamber choir. She later became a teacher at the Community Music School at the university and was also engaged as church pianist for the Hargrove Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa.  

    Mayfield has been a featured performer at venues across the southeast, including the Central United Methodist Church in Meridian, Miss., Shelton State Community College, and in Dothan’s own Wiregrass Art Museum.  

    Currently, Mayfield heads a thriving studio at Covenant United Methodist Church in Dothan, Ala.  She also serves on the faculty at Wallace Community College, and as church pianist at Denton Road United Methodist Church.

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