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Lois Beth Jennings Eggar, musician. Recipient Fulbright award, Young Artists Debut award Corcoran Gallery Art, Seattle Symphony award, Performing Arts-in-Education award State University of New New York. Member Music Teachers National Association, New York State Music Teachers Association (vice president 1984-1987), New York State School Music Association (representative since 1979), Mozart Society (president).

Background

Eggar, Lois Beth Jennings was born on March 1, 1940 in Tacoma, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Verne Ashby and Lois Marjorie (Main) Jennings.

Education

Bachelor of Music, Eastman School Music, Rochester, New York, 1962; Master of Music, Manhattan School Music, New York City, 1964.

Career

Recital coordinator, The Waltan School, Brooklyn, 1963-1969; music instructor, The Bennett Conservatory, Croton, New York, 1963-1978; music founder, director, Hackley School & Conservatory, Tarrytown, New York, 1974-1990; executive director, Great Performers in Westchester (New York) Series, since 1990. Cond. Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Tarrytown, 1979-1990. Director Conservatory Recital Series, Tarrytown, 1975-1990.

Representative, coach New York All-State andWestchester All-County Chorale and Orchestra, since 1974. Executive director Westchester Concert Artists Series, 1985-1990. Administrator, coach chamber ensembles, string ensembles.

Co-director music theatre productions, since 1974. Children'svocal coach Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera. Coordinator New York Youth Symphony;founder Charles T. Griffes Young American Composers Competition Foundation.

Artistic coordinator Mount Kisco Music Series.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor, writer New York Music Teachers Association Literature Journal, 1984-1988. Solo and chamber music performer Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Bowdoin Music Festival, Gardner Museum, others, radio and television, tours. Contributor articles to professional jours including American Music Teacher.

Membership

Member Music Teachers National Association, New York State Music Teachers Association (vice president 1984-1987), New York State School Music Association (representative since 1979), Mozart Society (president).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: ballet, tennis, mountain climbing, painting, mineral and shell collecting.

Connections

Married John Eggar, June 6, 1965 (divorced 1985). Children: David, Michael, Cynthia.

father:
Verne Ashby Jennings

mother:
Lois Marjorie (Main) Jennings

spouse:
John Eggar

child:
Michael Eggar

child:
Cynthia Eggar

child:
David Eggar