Mississippi College

Angela Willoughby

Welcome to my studio!  It's an exciting time to be playing the piano at MC and my students are busy.  Each year we travel to a major piano competition, give a multi-media studio recital, and participate in competitions and masterclasses.   MC is a great place to start your career and see where it leads!

About Me

     Angela Willoughby is a native of Rayville, Louisiana. In 1981 and 1983 respectively,  Dr. Willoughby received the Bachelor of Music and the Master of Music degrees in piano performance at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. She studied piano with Ralph Taylor and held a graduate assistantship in teaching and accompanying. She completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at Louisiana State University, studying piano with Milton Hallman and Jack Guerry. In addition to teaching at Mississippi College, she has taught on the faculty at Grambling University and Belhaven College.
     Recently, Dr. Willoughby has conducted extensive research on the lives of two teachers in her pedagogical lineage, Ernst von Dohnanyi and Edward Kilenyi.  She has presented three lecture-recitals about the two musicians and the research is the subject of an upcoming documentary already in production.
     In 2009, Dr. Willoughby was the recipient of the Humanities Teacher Award presented by the Humanities Council of Jackson.  In that same year, she was also recognized as  the Mississippi College Distinguished Lecture for Arts and Sciences.  She is a long-time member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Mississippi Music Teachers Association.  She is Past-President of that organization and served in various poisiton on the Executive Board  for fourteen years.  She continues to be active as a presenter and adjudicator for keyboard festivals such as MTNA and MMTA-sponsored events, the Sonata-Sonatina Festival of Jackson, the Bach Festival and the Mississippi Baptist State
Keyboard Festival.  
     Along with fellow Mississippi College retired professor, composer  and clarinetist James Sclater, she is part of the Lyricas chamber duo. Lyricas performs frequently in Mississippi and throughout the southeast.   She has also recorded Sclater’s complete works for solo piano, including a major work composed for her, “Variations and Toccata on a Theme by Paganini,” which she premiered at the 2002 Annual Conference for the Mississippi Music Teachers Association. 
     Dr. Willoughby has served area churches as organist, organist-choirmaster, and choir director, and currently serves as organist at First Baptist Church in Clinton.  Her hobbies include biking, gardening, and knitting.

Class Schedule

Fall 2012

  • MUS 6530 - Music Research and Writing
    Monday, 6:00-8:00 PM, Aven 406
  • MUS 121-65 - Applied Piano
    TBA, TBA, Aven 402A
  • MUS 6514 - Topics in Music History I
    TBA, TBA, Aven 402A
  • MUS 066 - Piano Proficiency
    TBA, TBA, Aven 402 A
  • MUS 399 - Piano Accompanying
    TBA, TBA, Aven 402 A

Spring 2013

  • MUS 6515 - Topics in Music History II
    TBA, TBA, Aven 402A

Fall 2013

  • MUS 452 - Piano Literature
    TBA, TBA, Aven 402A



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