Piano & Organ
Jean Clay Radice is happy to join the Opus Ithaca faculty as a teacher of both piano and organ. Jean has taught organ and harpsichord at Ithaca College since 2007. She studied organ at Syracuse University before obtaining a bachelor’s degree in organ performance from Boston University and a master’s degree in organ performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her major teachers have been Will Headlee, George Faxon, Jack Fisher and Roberta Gary. She is an accomplished church musician. She is currently Organist and Choir Director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Owego, Organist and Schola Director of the Episcopal Church at Cornell, and has served as organist and choir director at other churches in the Finger Lakes. Her expertise in church music includes the music of the Episcopal Church, the English anthem, and Anglican hymnody. At Ithaca College, she specializes in the historical keyboard literature for organ and harpsichord up to and including the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. She annually presents several collaborative recitals, both with faculty and with students, relating to the music of the Baroque. Her harpsichord collaborative all-Bach recitals have included the complete Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier (2008), the Goldberg Variations (2009), the Six Partitas (2010), the complete Inventions and Sinfonias (2010) ,early works, fantasias, and Klavieruebung Part II (2011) and theFrench Suites (2013). She was the organ continuo player for the Ithaca College 2010 performance of the Mass in B Minor, and regularly plays both organ and harpsichord continuo on faculty recitals. She encourages the development of student continuo players, all of whom perform on the School’s new David Leach continuo organ (2008). In academic year 2011-2012, Professor Radice was a member of the Ithaca Bach Ensemble, a faculty ensemble devoted to the performance of solo and chamber instrumental and vocal works of J. S. Bach. She is a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians, the American Guild of Organists, and the Organ Historical Society. In addition to her college teaching and church work, Professor Radice maintains an active studio of private organ, harpsichord, and piano students.