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Albion College Piano Festival 2014

November 5-9

Adjudicated by Kevin Chance and Edmund Battersby

Opening recitals in Goodrich Chapel:

Edmund Battersby - Nov. 5 at 7:30 pm

Kevin Chance - Nov. 6 at 7:30 pm

The Albion College Piano Festival began in the fall of 2008. It was inspired by the memory of Vera Reed, an Albion resident and piano teacher who taught into her nineties and played even later in her life. While there is a competition element, and students can compete for cash prizes, it is our hope that students will find this festival to be more about performing, meeting and hearing other students, and taking lessons/master classes from Albion Faculty and guest artists. In other words, we view this festival as educational first and foremost.

Categories Offered:

Early Beginner
Late Beginner
Early Intermediate
Late Intermediate
2 Piano Concerto / Piano Duo / Piano Four-Hands

Registration documents available at

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Patrick Lopez
"As a nontraditional student who rents a house in Albion, goes to the grocery store in Albion, goes to the bar in Albion, it was sort of inevitable that I would start to notice that Albion has a business community doing whatever it could to attract jobs," writes Patrick Lopez, '15, who secured an internship with the Albion Economic Development Corporation through the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service. "I thought it would also be interesting to try and help with this a bit."

Ancient Optics on View in Albion Storefront

Ancient optical techniques will add to the festive atmosphere on Albion’s Superior Street during this year’s Festival of the Forks in a project that links Albion College’s Art Department with Albion’s historic downtown. The Albion Camera Obscura, located at 119 S. Superior St., will be open from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20. The event is free and open to the public.

Ford Institute Presents 'Albion Tomorrow' Panel

"Albion Tomorrow" panel participants, September 11, 2014
Albion College's 300-seat Towsley Lecture Hall was nearly full with students, faculty, and members of the Albion community September 11 as they listened to a panel of experts talk about "
Albion Tomorrow: The Liberal Arts College as Partner in Community Revitalization." The event, presented by the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, kicked off three days of Celebrate Albion! festivities featuring the Inauguration of President Mauri Ditzler.

Read more... | Watch the complete panel discussion video on YouTube

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