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Alys Terrien-Queen

 Alys Terrien-Queen, piano

Alys Terrien-Queen enjoys a varied career as performer, scholar, and pedagogue. As a pianist, Terrien-Queen has presented solo and chamber music recitals throughout the U. S. in a wide- ranging repertoire, from music with period instruments to premières. She has performed concertos with New York and New England orchestras and is a founding member of the ONYX ensemble, with whom she toured for ten years, and the FireStar duo, whose CD release Sea Tides & Time, was celebrated by The Boston Globe as “superb.” Terrien-Queen has served as panelist for the Music Teachers' National Association; presented her research on practicing to the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy, the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, and the Harvard Dynamic Development Research Group; presented a paper on pianists' learning styles at Harvard Project Zero; written pedagogical articles for Keyboard Companion and American Music Teacher; and lectured on musical memory, learning theory, and psychological aspects of pedagogy for such groups as the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association and New England Piano Teachers' Association. As assistant director of the Brookline Music School, she designed a program in faculty development funded by a major grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Association, as well as Sound Stories, a model program of music and music therapy for preschoolers in the Brookline public schools.

Alys Terrien-Queen received her B. A. cum laude from Barnard College, and her Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory. She also studied at The Juilliard School of Music Preparatory Division, New York City's High School of Music & Art, Tanglewood Music Center, and the Université de Nice, France. Her instructors in piano were Jacob Maxin, Ania Dorfmann, Kenneth Cooper, and Herbert Stessin; and in chamber music, Gilbert Kalish, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Silverstein, Victor Rosenbaum, William Kroll, and Alfred Loewenguth. She served on NEC’s Preparatory School, School of Continuing Education, and College faculties, and is a former faculty member of the Longy School of Music, and Wheaton College. She is former assistant director of the Brookline Music School. We welcome Ms. Terrien-Queen to her eighth performance on the Historical Piano Concerts Series.