Lynne Mackey is founder and director of the Virginia Baroque Performance Academy, with this year’s Baroque workshop marking its ninth year as part of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. She is a pianist and harpsichordist, and has performed solo recitals and chamber music in the United States, South America, Europe, and Africa. In Virginia, she also tours with the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Mackey holds her master’s and doctorate degrees from The Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. Highlights of her career include performances at Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City, the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, and at the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Rotterdam.
Awards include an Appalachian College Association Fellowship for a one year residency at the University of Virginia in the field of contemporary music, and a Residency in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts for winter and spring of 2014. In 2016, she performed in April as guest harpsichord concerto soloist with the Chamber Symphony of Presbyterian College in South Carolina. Most recently, she was accepted as a participant in the International Baroque Institute at Longy. She has taught as Associate Professor at Eastern Mennonite University and at Bluefield College, where she was also department chair. She has also taught at the University of Virginia, Hollins University, the University of Mary Washington, and currently teaches at Mary Baldwin College.