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Lucy Mauro

Associate Professor - Piano

Lucy Mauro’s recent recordings for Delos have been hailed in Gramophone, awarded a Recording of the Year 2011 by MusicWeb International, calling it “the revelation of the year”, and featured on iTunes in their New and Noteworthy among other recognitions. The Journal of Singing calls Ms. Mauro “a perfect partner, whether called upon for thundering power or the tenderest whisper” and MusicWeb International  said her “delicate touch and flawless technique give us a luminous sound of great beauty”.  


Her first solo piano CD, From the Unforgetting Skies: The Piano Music of Margaret Ruthven Lang (Delos, 2013) has received acclaim in American Record Guide” (“Mauro is a polished advocate, with delightful interpretations communicating the richness and variety of her piano works” and describing “Mauro’s excellent balance, sensitivity, and taste”), MusicWeb International (“A new and magnificently played entry in Delos’ rediscovery of this important American composer”) and selected for the December 2013 NAXOS Critics’ Choice List.  

Her latest CD, Return to Old Ireland: Music of Mary McAuliffe (Delos, July 2015includes students and colleagues from WVU, and about which MusicWeb International says, "Lovers of Irish music shouldn't hesitate."


Recent performances include the 2013 Esterházy Festival in Austria, and she can be heard on Thomas Hampson’s national radio program Song of America.  Dr. Mauro has performed and taught for festivals and schools in Germany, Italy, Spain, China and the US. 

Her publications include articles for American Music TeacherDie Tonkunst, and Society of American Music Bulletin and the new book Master Singers: Advice from the Stage (2015) co-authored with Donald George from Oxford University Press, which includes interviews with many of today’s top opera singers and has been acclaimed in Classical Singer, Journal of Singing, and Opernwelt, among others. She is also co-editor with Dr. Scott Beard of Essential Two-Piano Repertoire, Essential Keyboard Trios and Essential Piano Duets from Alfred Publishing.


A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University from which she received Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees and where she studied with Ann Schein and Julio Esteban, she is also a member of The Recording Academy as a voting member for the Grammys.


Lucy Mauro
Contact Information
(304) 293-4533
4073 Creative Arts Center