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.
Dr. Chindarat Charoenwongse, University of Central Oklahoma
Dr. Mark Clinton, University of Nebraska
Barry Snyder, Professor of Piano, Eastman School of Music
Valerie Tryon, International Concert Artist
Opening recitals at Goodrich Chapel:
October 26, 7:30 p.m. Clayton Parr, tenor
Lia Jensen-Abbott, piano
Barry Snyder, piano
October 27, 7:30 p.m. Valerie Tryon, piano
October 28-30: Competition
Registration deadline is Monday, October 17, 2016. Late entries will be based on availability.
Information sheets are available below for download.