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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 2016-2017 calendar listings are below, ordered by month.
Begins August 1st
Special Presentation: Dr. John Salmon Presents "The Classical Music of Dave Brubeck"
“Salmon’s consistently rewarding interpretations of these infrequently performed Brubeck pieces receive great praise from the composer himself, with good reason. Very highly recommended.” --Ken Dryden, www.artistdirect.com
First Baptist Church of Asheville - Crocker Auditorium
Saturday, Sept. 10
16th Annual Fall Benefit Concert
Benefiting AAPF charitable and educational activities, including Student Assistance.
Date: Sunday, October 9, 3:00 PM
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville
Solo, Collaborative & Two-Piano Music performed by some of WNC's finest pianists!
Ticket Information TBA
Fall Student Recital
Sunday, November 13, 2:30 PM / Mars Hill University / applications due Oct. 24
Special Presentation: Nathan Shirley Presents "The Piano of Tomorrow: A Virtual Tour"
Saturday, November 19 / Location: Piano Emporium of Asheville
Student Ensemble Recital
Sunday, February 12, 2:30 PM / Loomis Home
Practice for Pets
Annual fundraising event to encourage student practice hours and to raise money for the Asheville Humane Society. More info here
AAPF is pleased to host a masterclass with Kimberly Cann. Applications here (due TBA)
Saturday, March 4 / Location TBA
Spring Student Recital
Sunday, March 26, 2:30 PM / Abernethy United Methodist Church
12th Annual Spring Benefit Concert
AAPF presents a full length piano recital featuring solo works.
Sunday, April 30 - Location: Deerfield's Blue Ridge Auditorium
AAPF's Asheville Piano Competition
Saturday, May 6: Competition at Mars Hill University
Asheville Piano Competition Sponsored by AAPF
Sunday, May 7: Winners Recital, Mars Hill University, Broyhill Chapel; 3:00 PM
Special Presentation: Leonid Greer presents "TBA"
Saturday, May 27 - Location: TBA
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 .
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.
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.