Jody Graves maintains an exciting, diverse and active performing career, and is recognized nationally and internationally as a distinguished performing artist, public speaker, and master teacher of piano. Recital engagements as a soloist and collaborative artist take her across the U. S. and abroad. Dr. Graves is also the pianist with the acclaimed chamber group The Sapphire Trio (est. 1998) and their concert tours take them all around the world. She has presented for prestigious organizations such as the National Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) conferences, and as the guest artist for the Nebraska State MTA Conference, and the Utah State MTA conference. She has been invited to be the guest artist for the Idaho State and Montana state MTA conferences in 2016. In 2015 Dr. Graves was a keynote speaker at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. She has had the honor of serving as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department in the Middle East regions since 2006. Dr. Graves released her 4th solo recording in 2015 'ANANDA' featuring the music of Liszt, Berg, Copland and Brahms. Additionally she has authored articles for the American Music Teacher and Clavier.
Her active career covers an extensive array of offerings including concerts, master classes, retreats, workshops and lectures on living a beautiful and healthy artistic life. Each presentation is laced with poignant stories and humor, engaging the audience and participants in a rich collaborative experience. Dr. Graves is recognized for her creative ability to engage the audience during her concerts with anecdotes, historical perspectives and humor. She holds a Doctorate Degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music and has been the recipient of two Faculty Meritorious Awards for her performances and publications, as well as the Fosseen-Kusaka Exchange Award at EWU (2014), a Distinguished Professorship awarded in collaboration with the
mayor's office in Spokane, WA. Concerts and bookings at www.drjodygraves.com Additional information at: www.thesapphiretrio.com
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