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Louise Dionne Gives Piano Recital at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Feb. 26, 2008) - On Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m., the SUNY Plattsburgh department of music will present a piano recital by adjunct lecturer and pianist, Louise Dionne. The concert will take place in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, on the college campus. Admission is free.

Dionne will play works by Haydn, Sibelius, Grieg, and Mendelssohn. She will also perform three of her own recently-composed pieces, including "Floating on Lake Champlain."

Dionne has given solo recitals in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She has a master's degree in piano performance with a Suzuki emphasis from Ithaca College, and a B.A. in music with two minors in foreign languages (French and Spanish) from SUNY Plattsburgh.  Dionne has been an applied piano instructor for 20 years. In addition to her work at the college, she currently teaches over 40 students of all ages and levels at a private piano studio in downtown Plattsburgh and has been the treasurer and secretary for the Clinton County Piano Teachers' Association since 1990.

An avid figure skater, Dionne has been a member of the Skating Club of the Adirondacks since 1998 and studies with her coach, Robin Miller, in Lake Placid. Dionne has choreographed skating programs to various musical genres and wishes to choreograph new programs to her piano compositions.

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