The Cleveland Music Club invites the public to “An Evening of Two-Piano Music” presented by Margaret Ann Randolph and Helen Louise Stout on May 1 at 7 p.m. Admission to the concert is free.
The event will be held at the Coleman Auditorium in the Johnson Cultural Building at Cleveland State Community College. The program will include a dazzling mix of music composed by Frédéric Chopin, Anton Arensky, Sergei Rachmaninov, Darius Milhaut, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Ernesto Lecuona.
Both Randolph and Stout are well-known in music circuits for their solo and duo-piano concerts, and both have been longtime members of the Cleveland Music Club, the Chattanooga Music Club and the MacDowell Music Club.
They have worked together as a duo-piano concert team for more than 20 years and have delighted their audiences wherever they played — whether it was with a performance at Lee University during the Tennessee Music Teachers Annual Conference in Jasper, Ala., in Palm Springs, Calif., or with one of many performances for the MacDowell Music Club in Chattanooga.
In addition to their accomplishments as concert artists, the two pianists have many years of teaching experience, also. They are both members of the Music Teachers National Association, the Tennessee Music Teachers Association and the Ocoee Music Teachers Association.
Over the years, both artists have earned a variety of awards and recognition. Most recently, Stout was named a Fellow of the Music Teachers National Association at the MTNA’s Annual Convention in Chicago.
Randolph received her master of music degree from the University of Illinois. In addition to maintaining a private studio, she has taught piano classes at the University of Illinois, Chattanooga State Community College, Bayside School of Performing Arts, Tennessee Wesleyan College and Lee University.
Randolph has taught at Cleveland State Community College since 1997. She is also an experienced choir director and organist as well as a highly valued accompanist for chamber music recitals.
Stout holds a master of science degree in music education from the University of Tennessee. She has taught at all levels in private and public schools, including at the Le Tourneau College in Longville, Texas, where she also had a private studio.
In all locations where she taught school, her musical activities included organist and choir direction at local churches, in addition to the coaching of choral groups and organizing musical ensembles for all ages.