Pianist Gary Mullenax has been on the adjunct faculty of Shepherd University since 1998. He has also served on the adjunct faculty of the Catholic University of America and Eastern Shore (VA) Community College. Mr. Mullenax has performed solo recitals in the Mid-Atlantic region and has filled in as pianist for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
Mullenax holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Glenville (WV) State College, and a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance with emphasis in piano pedagogy from the University of Iowa. He has also done post-graduate work at the Catholic University of America. Dr. Thomas Mastroianni, Luis de Maura Castro, and Arthur Greene are some of the pianists Gary has studied with.
Active in a number of professional organizations, Mr. Mullenax is recognized as a National Certified Teacher of Music by Music Teachers National Association. He is a founding member of Districr VI/Eastern Panhandle Music Teachers Association and has served as its Chair since its inception in 2001. Mr. Mullenax has established centers for the Piano Guild and Royal Conservatory of Music/Carnegie Hall Achievement Program at Shepherdstown. He has adjudicated for the Piano Guild and MTNA in numerous festivals and competitions in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Mr. Mullenax resides in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and serves as Music Director and Organist for the Burke Street Reformed United Church of Christ in Martinsburg and Organist for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Halfway, Maryland. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists.