Renowned as a brilliant soloist and chamber musician, Jay Mauchley has played hundreds of recitals to critical acclaim throughout the United States and Europe including performances in the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall and the White House. He presented numerous duo-piano concerts with his late wife, Sandy, as the Mauchley Duo. They appeared several times on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and were presenters and featured as guest artists at MTNA Conventions, American Liszt Society Festivals, at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Each summer they coached and performed at the Red Lodge Music Festival and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. In all the Mauchley Duo performed together for 40 years!
Dr. Mauchley currently holds the title “Professor Emeritus of Piano” at the University of Idaho. During his tenure at the University, his students earned first place in several piano competitions, and many went on to receive advanced degrees and become successful piano teachers and performers. His students won the Idaho Division of the MTNA Piano Competition fourteen times, and several went on to win the Northwest Division.
Dr. Mauchley was awarded the Master Teacher Certificate by Music Teachers’ National Association and received the Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence at the University of Idaho. He earned his Master and Doctor of Music degrees in piano performance with “High Distinction” from Indiana University, where he studied with Professors Karen Shaw and Menahem Pressler.
As a performer, critics have praised Dr. Mauchley’s “mature artistry,”…”great range of skills,” and “obvious emotion and charm.” Among his triumphs was a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini, which one critic called “a quicksilver performance…Mauchley tossed off the difficult piano part with technique to spare.”