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Margaret (Maggie) Hinchliffe is a pianist with a focus in the collaborative arts. She currently works at Stephen F. Austin State University as staff collaborative pianist in both instrumental and vocal areas. Previously, as the pianist for Boulder Opera Company in Boulder, Colorado, she played for productions of Il Trovatore, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Bohème, and L’enfant et les sortilèges. Maggie has performed with vocal partners in the U.S., Austria, and Germany, including master classes for Julius Drake, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Libby Larsen, and Alan Smith. An advocate for new music and interdisciplinary art, Maggie has premiered operas, art songs, and other works with piano, commissioned composers and poets through her podcast How It’s Musically Made, and written poems for musical commissions. In 2021, she was awarded the Career Performance Grant from Sigma Alpha Iota and the Virginia Allison Collaborative Piano Award from the National Federation of Music Clubs. She has spent summers as a pianist and fellow for Classic Lyric Arts, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, Songfest, and others. Maggie received a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the Eastman School of Music with Jean Barr, where she was a graduate assistant in opera accompanying and studio accompanying. She received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance & Pedagogy from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music with Amy Dorfman. Maggie teaches a private piano studio and enjoys running, hiking, reading, and traveling.

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