Solo and chamber music tours and festivals: United States, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Belgium, Janacek May Festival (Czech Republic), Indian River Festival (Canada). First performances of solo piano compositions by Alvin Brehm, Wendy Chambers, Leon Kirchner, Robert X. Rodriguez and C. Brian Rulon. Founding member, Sofia Ensemble. Recording of Szymanowski’s Symphonie Concertante on the Centaur label with Janacek Philharmonic, named Classical Music Disc of the Year by The New York Observer. First place winner, Baldwin Concerto Competition, Dallas; Mulligan Prize, Eastman School of Music. M.S., The Juilliard School; B.M., The University of Texas at Austin; studies at Eastman School of Music, Michigan State University, Aspen Music Festival. Piano studies with Ania Dorfman, Sascha Gorodnitzki, Constance Keene, Gerald Robbins, Silvio Scionti, Paul van Katwijk, Emmett Vokes, Jascha Zayde. Competition adjudicator for Associated Music Teachers League, Leschetizki Association, Children’s Orchestra Society of New York. Former director, Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute. Former faculty, Elizabeth Seton College. Piano faculty, Greenwich House Music School since 1973, Spence School since 1973, Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts since 2009.
Mescal on her teaching style:
“My teaching is tailored to the individual. I emphasize tone production, technique and basic musicianship at all levels. I take care to find repertoire for all students that will attract their interest and help them to progress musically. I encourage performance in school recitals, workshops and studio classes to motivate students to achieve their best in a supportive environment.”