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Sally Wright

  • Sally Wright
  • 238 Diehn Center
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4075
  • swright@odu.edu
  • Sally Wright was the second student to receive the Master of Music Degree in Piano Pedagogy from Florida State University, and holds the Bachelor of Music Degree from East Carolina University in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with a minor in organ. She is a nationally certified teacher through MTNA. She has been active in the American College of Musicians for 35 years as a student, judge, chairperson and founder of three centers (Tallahassee, FL, Norfolk Academy, and currently Old Dominion University). Among awards received through the National Piano Guild Auditions as a student member, she received the Irl Allison (15 year), Paderewski (10 year), Sonata, Sonatina, Early and Late Bach Awards. She is in the Guild Hall of Fame. Sally started her early training with her mother, Betty Copeland, at the age of five. Other area teachers and mentors included Mrs. Yvonne Dawson of the Paris Conservatory and Mr. Bristow Hardin. She was selected by Charles Hardin to be a student harpsichordist for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation from 1979-1983. She has taught piano, theory and ear training at the college level for Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan College and was selected as a graduate assistant for Florida State University. Sally has performed on the East Coast and in Europe for masterclasses and recitals. A church musician for many years, she is currently the pianist for the historic Corolla Chapel at the Outer Banks.
  • Education

    Florida State University, 1989
    Major: Piano Pedagogy
    Degree: M.M.
    East Carolina University, 1987
    Major: Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy
    Degree: Bachelor of Music
  • Expertise

    Music
    Director Community Music Division, Piano, Theory