Jennifer Hayghe has performed in solo recitals and made orchestral appearances throughout the world, including the United States, Europe and Asia. Hayghe received her bachelors, masters degrees, and doctorate degree in piano performance from The Juilliard School, where she was the last student of the legendary artist-teacher Adele Marcus. Hayghe won every award possible for a Juilliard pianist to receive, including the William Petschek Debut Award, resulting in her New York City recital debut at Alice Tully Hall.
Hayghe's orchestral appearances include performances on numerous series with the National Symphony Orchestra, recent concerts with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the Viriginia Symphony Orchestra, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and performances with various orchestras in the United States and abroad. She has performed in major chamber music series, including the Museum of Modern Art's "Summergarden" series and Bargemusic in New York. She has also performed as a chamber musician in the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and has taught chamber music throughout the United States and Central America. In addition, Hayghe has been frequently featured in radio broadcasts, including National Public Radio's Performance Today series, and on live broadcasts on the major classical radio stations of Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York City. Her first solo recording, Paintings From the Piano, featuring works by Debussy, Schumann and Mussorgksy, was recently released by Centaur Records.
Hayghe has served as a featured artist at music teachers conventions in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Virginia, and has performed and taught as a soloist and chamber musician at universities and colleges throughout the country. She recently conducted masterclasses at the Manhattan School of Music and on the famed New York University Piano Master Class Series. Former faculty positions include her work at Louisiana State University as the Barineau Endowed Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Coordinator. Hayghe was the recipient of a 2004 Artists Fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and was subsequently invited to be on the State Artists Touring Roster. Hayghe and her husband, Robert McGaha, currently live with their son outside of Ithaca, NY.