The Mobile Piano Ensemble is a non-profit organization that performs a fall concert every year on multiple pianos. The concerts include a selection of pieces ranging from classical standards to popular show tunes. Concert membership includes approximately 30 highly trained pianists that are willing to devote many hours of practice and rehearsal time each year to make every concert a great musical experience.
October 12, 2013, 7:30pmOctober 13 , 2013, 2:30pmDavidson High School Auditorium ( map)Admission $5
62nd Anniversary Concert :: October 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm & October 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm
“Wonderful performance! My husband came with me and we enjoyed every minute of the concert. Especially the 12 hands playing the National Anthem! Looking forward to the next time.”~ M. Bryan“Just wanted to drop a note to say Bravo for this years program. We try to be sure to make each years performance and it is always delightful. Thank you so much for providing this for the City of Mobile each year.” ~ D. MandersonThe Mobile Piano Ensemble Club is an impeccable cultural resource and vehicle for the city of Mobile. Thanks for sharing your immense talents and profound artistry with the Mobile community...May God continue to richly bless the efforts of your fine ensemble.~ The Piney Woods School“Ya'll sure did a good job ~ The stage was beautiful with all the fall flowers, the lights were very effective, and I can tell everyone has done a LOT of hard work practicing for the concert. It was a very enjoyable afternoon!”~ M. Hawk
2013 Concerto SoloistSharon Hudson has been a member of the piano faculty at the University of Mobile since 2010. She is sought after as a collaborative pianist and has performed with faculty members, local artists, the Mobile Opera, Joe Jefferson Playhouse and the Mobile Theater Guild. She has also taught at the University of South Alabama and at Brescia University in Owensboro, KY. Her interest and experience spans harpsichord and classical performance practice to 21st century works. She has an MM and DMA in piano performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her BA is in linguistics from the University of Chicago. Among her teachers are Jerry Alan Bush (University of South Alabama), William Heiles (UIUC), Dmitry Paperno (DePaul University), and Arthur Greene (University of Michigan). With an affinity for large-scale works, she has enjoyed performing works such as the Ives Concord Sonata, the Schumann Fantasy, and Chopin’s 3rd Sonata. Her current project is the Liszt b-minor sonata. She resides in Mobile with her husband and two sons. She enjoys singing and playing with Bella Voce of Mobile and is the pianist at Saraland United Methodist Church.
2013 Duo ArtistEllen Jones is the accompanist for Mobile’s Singing Children Preparatory and Intermezzo Choirs. She enjoys being a part of the Mobile Piano Ensemble, Bella Voce of Mobile and the Mobile Music Teachers Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in music from Agnes Scott College, K-!2 music teaching certification from Georgia State University and an International Piano Teaching Foundation Comprehensive Musicianship Certificate.She has been married to her husband, Christopher, for fifteen years and they have a twelve year old son, nine year old daughter, two dogs, a rabbit and a fish.
2013 Duo ArtistRachael Counselman is an English instructor at the University of Mobile. She has enjoyed being a member of the Mobile Piano Ensemble for the past 12 years.She holds a Bachelor of Arts in music degree from the University of Mobile, a Master of Liberal Arts in English degree from Spring Hill College, and a Master of Education degree from Northcentral University. She has been married to her husband, Chad, for 14 years, and they have one daughter, Emily, who is in the sixth grade.