Dickens to perform keyboard recital on Oct. 28 at BPC


MOUNT VERNON -- Dr. Pierce Dickens, associate professor of music at Brewton-Parker College, will present a faculty recital of keyboard music on Monday, Oct. 28, in Saliba Chapel on the college campus.


Dickens' presentation will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free.


Dickens is in his 16th year as a member of the Brewton-Parker faculty. He is the Quinelle McRae Sikes Professor of Piano and teaches piano, organ, music theory, music literature, and keyboard literature and pedagogy courses.


In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dickens accompanies the College Choral Society and coordinates the Dennis and Quinelle Sikes Fine Arts Series.  He is active as a church musician, accompanist, organ consultant, and clinician. 


Dickens is a graduate of Brewton-Parker, having received his bachelor of arts degree through the Tift Program. He earned a master of music in piano performance from Georgia State University and the doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance from the University of Alabama.


Dickens has taught at the National Conference on Worship and Music at Ridgecrest, N.C., has twice been a clinician at the Georgia Baptist Instrumental Festival and has been a member of the faculty for the Georgia Baptist Youth II Music Camp for 18 years. 


He has served as accompanist for numerous Georgia Baptist music festivals.  Additionally, he has appeared at the Georgia Baptist Church Music Conference, the annual meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention, and in solo recitals in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.


He is an accompanist for The Sons of Jubal, a men's chorus of Ministers of Music from Georgia.  He also serves as organist for First Baptist Church of Augusta.


Dickens has a collection of hymn arrangements for organ in print, Praise To The Lord, The Almighty, published by Lillenas. Additionally, he has completed a solo work for organ, commissioned by First Baptist Church of Statesboro.


Dickens is a member of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, and the Music Teachers National Association.  He is also a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, an honorary music fraternity, and was recently included in the list of 2000 Outstanding Musicians of the Twentieth Century.