Piano Clinic returns to Presbyterian College


Dr. Karen Wisser Buckland will perform a faculty piano recital on Monday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Edmunds Hall at Presbyterian College.

The program features variations by Viennese composers on a theme by Anton Diabelli published as the Vaterländischer Künstlerverein, Zweite Abteilung, in 1824.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Buckland, pianist, is professor of music and the director of keyboard studies at PC as well as the artistic director of the annual PC Piano Clinic. She earned a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from Mansfield University. In addition, she earned a master of music degree and a doctor of musical arts degree in piano pedagogy from the University of South Carolina. Her teachers include Raymond Dudley, John Adams, William Goode, and Max Camp.

Buckland is active as a soloist and collaborator, adjudicator, and guest lecturer. She has performed throughout the southeast, Pennsylvania, Washington, Alaska, Nevada, and Canada. Buckland presented a lecture, “Piano Techniques and Effects in Piano Music: An Historical Approach to Pedaling” at the Northern Nevada Music Teachers Association 2017 May meeting and the musical score, “Teach an Inch, Learn a Mile,” at the 2016 S. C. Music Educators Association conference.

Buckland is a 2017 recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in Who’s Who, a member of the National Association for Music Education and the S.C. Music Educators Association (newly elected position of President of the Piano Division), the Music Teachers National Association and the S.C. Music Teacher Association, and the Guild of American Organists. She is the organist and pianist at First Presbyterian Church in Clinton.