Piano Festival

November 3 – 5, 2023 | Goodrich Chapel

The Albion College Piano Festival was established in the fall of 2008. It was inspired by the memory of Vera Reed, an Albion resident and piano teacher who taught well into her nineties and played on 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 opportunities for performance, meeting and hearing other piano students, and taking lessons and/or master classes from Albion piano faculty and guest artists. In other words, we view this festival as educational first and foremost.

Participant Registration

Registration fee is $50 per entrant. This includes lunch for the day of competition, participation in master classes and lessons, and a t-shirt.

Registration deadline is Friday, October 20, 2023. Late entries will be based on availability.

Please contact Hope Anderson, competition coordinator by email at [email protected] for further information.

Guest Artists and Adjudicators

  • Lynn Worcester Jones

    Associate Professor, Keyboard Area Coordinator

    The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    Dr. Lynn Worcester Jones is a versatile artist who maintains an active solo and collaborative performance career.

    Learn more about Lynn

  • Thomas Lanners


    Thomas Lanners has appeared as a solo and collaborative pianist and clinician throughout the U.S. and abroad, presenting his New York solo debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2004.

    Learn more about Thomas

Schedule of Events

Friday, Nov. 3

7:30 p.m. | Opening recital at Goodrich Chapel


  • Dr. Lynn Worcester Jones
  • Dr. Thomas Lanners

Saturday, Nov. 4 & Sunday, Nov. 5

Festival Competition and Master classes

Categories Offered:

  • Junior High students
  • Senior High students

All competition events, lessons, master classes and concerts are free and open to the public. Please come support your students and listen to their competitors, we only ask that each performer is treated with respect.

Standard Concert etiquette is expected at all events.

Memory is encouraged for the competition, but not required and will not be held against the performer. Students should bring up to two selections of contrasting styles for the competition. Students may use these selections for use in the master class or private lesson but are encouraged to bring other pieces that are “in progress” or not yet in polished ready-to perform state. Please bring printed scores of your selections for the adjudicators.

Disclaimer: Videotaping/recording of your child/student is allowed. Videotaping/recording of any other participant is prohibited unless written consent is given.