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Manon Hutton-DeWys

Adjunct faculty member Manon Hutton-DeWys

Visiting Faculty in Music; Professor of Piano, Applied Music Program


Daniel Arts Center

Academic Program Affiliation(s)

Areas of Specialization

Piano performance, early twentieth century American music


Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance, City University of New York Graduate Center
Master of Music in piano performance, Mannes College The New School For Music
BA, Bard College
AA, Bard College at Simon's Rock

American pianist Manon Hutton-DeWys has long been earning praise and recognition for her performances of classical and modern music. In Musical America, Christian Carey wrote: “Hutton-DeWys did an admirable job creating legato lyricism in a solo line that resides amidst a tremendously active accompaniment. Her sensitive dynamic shadings and subtle use of rubato demonstrated an artist possessing a great deal of promise." Manon has performed in some of classical music's best-known venues, including Weill and Zankel Halls at Carnegie Hall, and the Salle Cortot at the École Normale de Musique in Paris. She has also appeared at Symphony Space, Bargemusic, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Steinway Hall, the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Northeastern and Tufts Universities, and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, home to radio station WNYC. Manon holds degrees from the City University of New York Graduate Center, Mannes College of Music, Bard College, and Bard College at Simon's Rock. Her research, for which she received a 2017 Elebash Research Grant, focuses on early twentieth-century American music. She formerly served on the faculty of Lehman College and Greenwich House Music School and on the Executive Board of the Piano Teachers' Congress of New York. Hutton-DeWys has two solo albums: Soirees Musicales (2021) featuring the works of 19th-century pianist composers, and Parallels (forthcoming 2022), featuring variations by Copland and Beethoven and preludes by Debussy and Ruth Crawford-Seeger. A native of New York's beautiful Hudson River Valley, Manon started teaching at Simon's Rock in 2017.