The Not-Ready-For-Juilliard Players
Piano majors at a Midwestern community college, Lynnea, Erin, Holly, and Austin form close friendships despite the fact that two of them study piano with the incompetent and predatory Professor Dickson, despised by the other two. Their formal education is laced with music and friendship, success and failure, longing and love, trust and treachery. When the professor is murdered years later, the friends reunite at the cemetery, meet the detective investigating the case, and finally learn the truth about what happened in the past. This musical mystery is a peek into the intense world of classical music education, seen from the alternating points of view of the four major characters.
About Eileen P. Duggan (St. Louis, Missouri Author)
Eileen P. Duggan, a lifelong St. Louisan, is a freelance writer, editor, journalist, piano teacher and dabbler in other trades too numerous to mention. A former editor of the West End Word, she has written for several St. Louis-based and national publications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in piano pedagogy and has written music reviews for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a music column for the West End Word.
Many of her published pieces, along with original writing, are available on her blog, Versatiliosity, at Dugganpubs.wordpress.com.