School of Music faculty member Lenora Brown was recently honored by the Bountiful Davis Art Center with a recital stage named in her honor. The Lenora Ford Brown Recital Stage features a Steinway Model B piano—a gift made possible by the generosity of community members.
“This tremendous support speaks to the legacy of Lenora Ford Brown and the impact she has had on the community,” said the Bountiful Davis Art Center in a news release.
The recital stage serves as a first-class venue for piano recitals and concerts amidst the beautiful visual arts within the gallery. The original goal to raise $25,000 to fund the stage was quickly surpassed and nearly triple the amount was raised, speaking to the impact Brown’s music and teaching has had on our community.
Brown teaches in the Piano area of the School of Music, where she was nominated for the distinguished teaching award. As a concert pianist, Brown has performed extensively with Utah Symphony, as well as with University of Utah groups like the Utah Philharmonia and Utah Wind Symphony. She is a Best of State Award winner in the instrumental category and has been appointed to the distinguished international roster of Steinway Artists.
Colleague and chair of the Piano area Dr. Susan Duehlmeier commented, “Lenora has devoted her life and talents to the University of Utah and is beloved by her students and colleagues in the piano area.”
Congratulations, Professor Brown, on this honor! The Lenora Ford Brown Recital Stage will surely fill the Bountiful Davis Art Center with music fitting of your name.