Elizabeth Maisonpierre, pianist, is a professor in the Department of Music, where she teaches piano, music theory, class piano, and piano pedagogy. She holds degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University (BM 1974), and the University of Maryland (MM 1976 and DMA 1983). She has studied with Robert Lawrence, Stewart Gordon, and Frank Glazer.
In addition to her teaching, Dr. Maisonpierre performs frequently with her husband, Jonathan, as a piano duettist. Their recording project/dissertation from UM was entitled "Twenty-three Sonatas or Sonata-related Works Written in the Twentieth Century for Piano, Four Hands." She was a pianist in the North Carolina Visiting Artist Program from 1978 through 1981, and continues to perform as an accompanist. Dr. Maisonpierre has been recognized three times as one of the University's Outstanding Teachers - first in 1995, second in 2002, and third in 2008. In May, 2010, she was awarded the Board of Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Elizabeth and Jonathan are co-music directors at Saint Luke United Methodist Church in Laurinburg, NC.
They are the parents of two grown children, Andrea and Colin, and the proud grandparents of Kayla Rowe and Peyton Elizabeth Fitzgerald. The Maisonpierres live in Laurinburg.
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Class Piano for Music Majors