Photo by Carrie Turner
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.
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.
First Baptist Church of Asheville - Crocker Auditorium
Friday, Nov. 14th
Fall Student Recital
Location: Broyhill Chapel, Mars Hill University.
Sunday, Nov. 16th
First Baptist Church of Asheville - Chapel
Monday, Nov. 17th
Neave Trio - Chamber music masterclass and mini-concert
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)
Practice for Pets
Annual fundraising event to encourage student practice hours and to raise money for the Asheville Humane Society. More info here
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)
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 )
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
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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