Mary Jeanne Hoggard Bannister


Mary Jeanne Hoggard Bannister was a pianist, composer, and teacher. She began study of piano at age four and composition in childhood. Bannister earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Oklahoma City University, studying piano under Nancy Laughbaum Ragsdale. She was awarded the Master of Arts degree in piano performance at the School of Music, University of Illinois, where she studied under Soulima Stravinsky. She continued the study of composition under Robert Kelly and completed course work for the PhD. In 1958 she moved to Rochester, NY, where, during forty-five years she played, composed taught, and raised two sons. Her compositions number about ninety, of which approximately sixty are mature works. These include a piano concerto, piano sonatas, string quartets, and a mass and anthems for the Episcopal church.


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#80101130 -- Rochester Suite for piano