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November 18th

SDPA Faculty Recital - SETH QUAY

Saturday, November 18th, 2023 11:30AM

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Reverie (1890)

Claude Debussy

Estampes (1903)

1. Pagodes

2. La Soirée dans Grenade

3. Jardins sous la pluie 

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Sonatine (~1903)

1. Modéré 

2. Mouv't de Menuet 

3. Animé

Maurice Ravel

Jeux d’eau (1901)

Claude Debussy

Clair de Lune (1905)

(Scroll below for program notes.)


SETH QUAY is a pianist, performer, artist and educator with a diverse portfolio of musical and life experiences. Receiving his BM in Piano Performance from the University of Montana in 2011, Seth began working as a professional pianist at the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park, performing around 30 hours each week for hotel audiences. He has experience in improvisation, jazz, pop, singing, rock bands, drumset and percussion instruments, alongside an exceptionally well-rounded classical training. He has performed internationally throughout the US and Europe and refined his performance and teaching skills under the guidance of prominent artists and pedagogues such as Francine Kay and Chee-Hwa Tan. He has also worked intimately with internationally-recognized contemporary composers including David Maslanka, Daniel Schnyder, and Gernot Wolfgang. Completing a MM in Piano Pedagogy and Performance in 2020 from the University of Denver has uniquely prepared him to teach, with specialized training and research on the process of learning. Active as a certified yoga teacher, Seth believes in incorporating mindfulness techniques into lessons to reduce tension and create deep connections with the music. His holistic approach allows students to flourish as musicians and individuals. 




Reverie: dream-like state 

Estampes: Japanese Prints 

Pagodes: Pagodas 

La Soirée dans Grenade: Evening in Granada (Spain) 

Jardins sous la pluie - Gardens in the rain 

Jeux d’eau - water games, or fountains

Clair de Lune - moonlight 

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