Albion College Piano Festival 2017

November 1-5, 2017
Goodrich Chapel

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. Kevin Chance
    Assistant Professor of Piano, University of Alabama

  • Dr. Bradford Gowen
    Associate Professor of Piano, University of Maryland College Park

  • Dr. Diane Petrella
    Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, Univerisity of Missouri - Kansas City

Opening recitals at Goodrich Chapel

  • November 1, 7:30 p.m.
    Guest Artist Recital (TBA)

  • November 2, 7:30 p.m.
    Dr. Kevin Chance

  • November 3-5

Categories Offered

To make this festival accessible to young students and piano ensembles, we offer the following categories:

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


Registration deadline is Friday, October 13, 2017. Late entries will be based on availability.

Please contact for questions.

Information sheets are available below for download.

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