rose graceOrmond Beach, FL
Rose Shlyam Grace, a Russian-born pianist, has concertized throughout the United States as a soloist and chamber music recitalist. She has collaborated in duo and chamber music recitals with several distinguished artists, such as Robert Honeysucker, Laquita Mitchell, Aaron Goldman, Astrid Schween, Susanna Gilmore, Steven Doane, Phillip Ying, Kenneth Grant, Bonita Boyd, Paul Katz, and Charles Castleman. Ms. Grace has been featured as a guest artist at the Krannert Art Center in Champaign-Urbana, the “Serenade Series” in Orlando, Florida, and the Skaneateles Music Festival in New York with the members of the Pacifica Quartet. During the past several years, she has been a frequent guest artist in the Morning Chamber Music Series at Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Shortly after moving to Florida, Miss Grace performed in a series of collaborative concerts at several universities throughout Central Florida, featuring the music by French composers for clarinet, oboe, flute and piano. During the past several years, Rose Shlyam Grace has been a featured artist at several music conferences, including the 50th Anniversary National Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc., the Second Piano Pedagogy Symposium in Tampa, FL, the International Double Reed Conference in Norman, Oklahoma, the Florida State Music Teachers Association Conferences throughout Florida, the National Flute Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the 2012 National MTNA in NYC. In February 2013, Miss Grace was featured in a piano duo performance with Kristie Born at the International Rachmaninoff Society Conference, held for the first time in Naples, FL. In the fall 2014, Miss Grace embarked on a Midwest tour to perform a program for two pianos and percussion, featuring contemporary music by Zack Browning and Bela Bartok. In the summer of 2016, Miss Grace presented a pedagogical workshop as an invited guest at the International Symposium in NYC for the Performing Arts medicine Association (PAMA).
During her music career, Rose Shlyam Grace has appeared as soloist with several symphony orchestras, including the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, the Central Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra, and the Rochester Chamber Orchestra. In May 2012, Miss Grace performed with Barry Snyder and Elinor Freer in the Mozart triple piano concerto with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra in Rochester, NY. Many of Miss Grace’s contemporary collaborations have resulted in CD releases, including Ira Paul Schwarz’ music, Notes, recorded on North South Recording Label, Icarus: 20th century works for flute and piano featuring Jonathan Keeble and Rose Grace, recorded on Albany Records, and Bach to Bop and Back featuring a cross-over between classical and jazz styles with jazz pianist, Bill Dobbins, and pianist, Rose Shlyam Grace, recorded on RIT recording label. In January 2015, Albany Records released a new CD, Vibrations of Hope: Music of the New Millenium, featuring pianist Rose Grace and friends.
Miss Grace holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music, an M.A. in Musicology from the University of Chicago, and a B.M. in Piano Performance and Musicology from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Miss Grace joined the Department of Music at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida in 2009, where she currently holds the position of an Associate Professor of Music. Prior to this appointment, Miss Grace served on the piano faculty as an Assistant Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music as a sabbatical replacement for Professor Barry Snyder and Tony Caramia. During the summers, Rose Shlyam Grace had taught on the piano faculty in the High School Division at the Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Camp in Michigan, as well as the Castleman Quartet Program in Fredonia, NY, as a collaborative pianist and coach.
Since moving to Florida, she has launched a Music Outreach Program into the Volusia County Public Schools, a project for which Miss Grace was presented the “Community Service Award” from the Bethune-Cookman University in May 2013 and 2016. In April 2016, the B-CU Music Outreach Program presented a music program for the centennial celebration of the National Parks at the Canaveral Seashore Center in New Smyrna, Florida. Rose Grace is an active member of the Music Teachers Association, having served as Vice President of District V and Vice President of Programming for the local chapter of VCMTA. In 2013, she was nominated to serve as the Vice President for Competitive Events on the state level for FSMTA. In October 2016, Miss Grace hosted the 82nd State FSMTA Conference in Orlando as its Conference Chair, with the main theme of the conference entitled, “Coming Together: Celebrating the Music of Our Time”. Additionally, Rose Shlyam Grace serves on the Artistic Advisory Council for the Daytona Beach Symphony Society, member of the Tenure and Promotion Committee at B-CU, member of the B-CU Research Council, former Board Officer of the Faculty Association, and former group advisor to the SAI Theta Xi Chapter at B-CU.
A New American Ballad by Shawn Hundley
a commissioned work by Florida based composer, Dr. Shawn Hundley, which won the “Distinguished Composer of the Year Award” from MTNA in 2012 in NYC. This piece was recently released on Albany Records CD entitled, “Vibrations of Hope”, performed by pianist, Rose Grace