Albion College Piano Festival 2016

October 26 - 30, 2016

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.

Guest Artists, Clinicians, and Judges:

  • 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

Categories Offered:

  • Early Beginner
  • Late Beginner
  • Early Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Late Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Ensemble (2 Piano Concerto / Piano Duo / Piano Four-Hands)


Registration deadline is Monday, October 17, 2016. Late entries will be based on availability.

Registration is now closed. Please contact for questions.

Information sheets are available below for download.

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