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Gault, Joyce, 1929 - 2018



Joyce Gault was born on Feb. 23, 1929, in Crawfordsville, daughter of Frank and Bertha (Strothman) Gault. She received her BA degree from the University of Northern Iowa, then her master of music and doctor of music degrees in applied performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She taught one year each in New Hampton and Cedar Rapids and three years at the Northern State Teacher’s College in Aberdeen, S.D. She then was a professor of music at the University of Northern Iowa for 37 years, retiring in 1994. At Northwestern University she studied with Belgian pianist, Gui Mombaerts.

Gault was a recipient of the Merchant Scholarship and studied at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau France. She studied with Hungarian pianist, IIona Kabos, both in London and later at the Julliard School of Music in New York City while on a Professional Development Leave from the University of Northern Iowa. In 1970, Joyce Gault was one of four pianists chosen for the finals of the Allied Arts Piano Competition in Chicago. Gault presented recitals throughout the Midwest and in New York City. She was a soloist with the UNI Symphony, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, the Southeast Iowa Symphony and the Aberdeen, South Dakota Civic Orchestra.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Joyce Gault papers

Identifier: IWA1241

Professor of Piano at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Dates: 1940-2001