Rebecca McCord is a multi-faceted pianist, having performed as solo recitalist, chamber musician, duo pianist, and soloist with orchestra in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dr. McCord received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Oklahoma City University, and also studied piano with Adele Marcus at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She earned the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Piano Performance and Literature, as well as the prestigious Performer's Certificate, from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
In 2012, the main music hall at Sweet Briar College was renovated and re-named in Dr. McCord's honor. She has twice been named Artist-in-Residence at La Cite des Arts in Paris. In 2013, after 28 years as Professor of Piano, she was named Professor Emerita of Music at Sweet Briar College. Dr. McCord's students are known for their fine playing, and she counts among her students recipients of scholarships to some of the country's best music schools. Dr. McCord regularly serves as an international clinician, masterclass teacher, and adjudicator.
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