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March 17th, 2019 / Featured Guest Four Hand Piano Noel & Elizabeth Tipton

Featured Musicians of our March 17th, 2019 / 3pm Open Mic Classical will be the dynamic husband and wife duo playing four hand piano: pianists Noel & Elizabeth Tipton.

Elizabeth Hughes Tipton, a native of Wisconsin, holds graduate degrees in performance from the Juilliard School of Music with post graduate work at Columbia Teachers college in N.Y.C. After a thirty year career as performer teacher in Westfield, N.J. she moved to Cape Cod with her husband and is now on the faculty of The Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Art in Falmouth.

She has performed extensively as a soloist, in chamber music ensembles and as a collaborative pianist in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.

Elizabeth lives in Eastham on First Encounter Beach with her husband.

Noel Martin Tipton, musician, writer, composer who holds Master degree in performance from The Juilliard School of Music. He is a Certified Teacher of Group Piano at Columbia Teachers College with Robert Pace. In 1983 he was the recipient of the Ella Lyman Cabot Trust, 1995 to study the life and times of Stephen Foster in Pittsburg. In 1952 he won 1st prize in the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Competition performing the Schumann Concerto in a minor, in 1995 grantee, Union County Council Arts, 1974, Massachusetts Foundation Humanities, 1996, Community Foundation Cape Cod, 1996. Member of ASCAP and American Guild Organists (senior ). Author of “ Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts” a musical play on the life and times of Stephen Foster. “Amherst Sabbath” a musical play about the effects of hymn tunes on the poetry of Emily Dickinson. He and his wife, Elizabeth Hughes Tipton owned and operated a teaching studio in Westfield, N.J. where he was associate organist and choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church before they moved to the Cape in 1988 to teach at the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Art in Barnstable and Falmouth. Also the composer of “A Christmas Prayer” published by G. Schirmer and “This Place, My Anchorage” published by Paraclete Press. Retired, he is presently organist at the Methodist Church in Wellfleet.

Collaborative pianist of the day will be:

Lucy Banner, Lucy Banner is well known to Cape Cod audiences as a solo pianist and collaborative pianist† for †instrumentalists and singers throughout southeastern Massachusetts. She holds degrees in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory and Ithaca College. Ms. Banner was a former music director†of Cape Cod Opera and was their pianist for opera productions, concerts, and outreaches. Ms. Banner is former pianist for First Parish Brewster Cape Cod UU Congregation. Currently she is part of Trio Vivo, "an uncommon ensemble" , with saxophonist Bruce Abbot, and flutist Mariellen Sears, and

she is a collaborative pianist for Open Mic Classical.

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