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The AAPF offers many activities providing educational and charitable opportunities for Western North Carolina piano teachers, their students and our entire community.

The 2014-2015 calendar listings are below, ordered by month.


General Meeting

Special Presentation: Sherrill Martin Presents "Piano Titans"

Friday, Sept. 12th

14th Annual Fall Benefit Concert

Benefiting AAPF charitable and educational activities, including Student Assistance.

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 3 pm

Location: Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville, NC

Solo, Collaborative & Two-Piano Music performed by some of WNC's finest pianists!

Ticket Information at DWT box office: 828-257-4530

You can also buy tickets online here.

General Meeting

First Baptist Church of Asheville - Crocker Auditorium

Special Presentation: Jane Weaver Presents "The Sacred Geometry of Music"

Friday, Nov. 14th

Fall Student Recital

Location: Broyhill Chapel, Mars Hill University.

Sunday, Nov. 16th

Print Application Form Here


First Baptist Church of Asheville - Chapel

Monday, Nov. 17th

Neave Trio - Chamber music masterclass and mini-concert

General Meeting

Special Presentation: Benjamin Caton Presents "Teaching Experiences"

Location: First Baptist Church of Asheville - Crocker Auditorium

Friday, Jan. 23rd

Student Ensemble Recital

Location: Loomis Home

Sunday, Feb. 15th @ 2:30 (snow date Feb. 22nd)

Print Application Form Here

Practice for Pets

Annual fundraising event to encourage student practice hours and to raise money for the Asheville Humane Society. More info here

General Meeting

Special Presentation: Judith Burganger presents a masterclass with local students. Applications here

Saturday, March 14th - Location: Piano Emporium in Asheville

(NEW) Amateur Piano Performance Group

A brand new performance group specifically for adult amateur pianists to play for their peers. Brief presentation introducing improvisation by Nathan Shirley to follow.

Sunday, March 15th at 3:00 - Location: Piano Emporium in Asheville (Questions or to RSVP contact )


AAPF is pleased to be part of the Asheville Symphony's Amadeus Festival. We will be hosting a masterclass with Orien Weiss in partnership with ASO. Applications here

Friday, March 20th at 3:30 - First Baptist Church of Asheville - Crocker Auditorium

Spring Student Recital

Location: Oakley United Methodist

Sunday, April 12th at 2:30 (Second recital at 4:00 if need be) | Print Application Form Here (Due April 3)

Teacher's Roundtable

Location: Boyd Home

Friday, April 17th @ 10:30 AM

Asheville Piano Competition Sponsored by AAPF

Saturday, May 2nd at Mars Hill College (Both Junior and Senior adjudicated the same day)

Sunday, May 3rd: Winners Recital, Mars Hill College, Broyhill Chapel; 3:00 p.m

(Co-Chairs: and )

General Meeting

Special Presentation: Leslie Downs Presents...

Friday, May 8th - Location: First Baptist Church of Asheville - Crocker Auditorium

8th Annual Spring Benefit Concert

AAPF presents a full length piano recital featuring solo works.

Sunday, May 24, at 3:00 - Location: Deerfield's Blue Ridge Auditorium

Performance Groups

Held throughout the year. Typically held monthly in member homes as informal gatherings for performance practice, listening and discussion. All members are welcome to participate. For questions or to volunteer to host a performance group, contact .

Masterclasses for Students


Teachers' Roundtable Discussion Groups


General Meetings of the AAPF Membership

9:30-10:30 refreshments and business; 10:30-noon special program.

Please see our General Meetings page for more information. Contact: or call her at 649-2320.

AAPF Meetings of the Board of Directors

Board meetings begin at 10:30 am on the first Friday of all even numbered months, starting in August. These meetings are open to all AAPF members.  for more info.

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