Activities & Events

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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 2015-2016 calendar listings are below, ordered by month.


Teacher's Roundtable

At the home of Anne Rogers. Open to all AAPF members.

Friday, Aug. 14, 10:00 AM

Performance Group

At the home of Carol McCollum. Open to all AAPF members.

Saturday, Aug. 22, 10:30 AM

General Meeting

Special Presentation: Dr. Ruby Morgan Presents "From Perusal to Performance: Helpful hints and practical guidelines for the learning process"

A thoughtful/confident performance is supported by a multi-layered approach to understanding and communicating what is on the page.  The program will also include a “trial run” of a piece in progress that will illustrate many of the concepts.

First Baptist Church of Asheville - Crocker Auditorium

Friday, Sept. 4


AAPF is pleased to host a masterclass with Alexander Schwarzkopf. Applications here (due Sept. 4)

Read about Dr. Schwarzkopf here

Saturday, Sept. 19 at 11:00 AM - Piano Emporium of Asheville

15th Annual Fall Benefit Concert

Benefiting AAPF charitable and educational activities, including Student Assistance.

Date: Sunday, September 27, 3:00 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

Teacher's Roundtable

At the home of Sue Sena. Open to all AAPF members -- RSVP

Saturday, Oct. 24, 10:30 AM

General Meeting

Special Presentation: Doug Weeks Presents "Creating the Illusion of Orchestral Color in the Debussy Preludes, Book II"

Saturday, Nov. 14th - Piano Emporium of Asheville

Fall Student Recital

Sunday, Nov. 15th - Mars Hill University, Broyhill Chapel; 2:30 PM

General Meeting

AAPF General Meeting and Potluck!

Location: Lutheran Church of the Nativity | Arden, North Carolina

Saturday, Jan. 23 (meeting at 11:00 AM, lunch to follow)

Student Ensemble Recital

Location: Loomis Home

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

Spring Student Recital

Sunday, Mar. 13 - Abernethy United Methodist Church, 1418 Patton Ave, Asheville; 2:30 PM

Applications and more info here

General Meeting

Special Presentation: Dr. Keith Davis will discuss and demonstrate piano improvisation

Saturday, Mar. 19 - Piano Emporium of Asheville

Senior Recital

Sunday, Mar. 20 - Assembly Room at Highland Farms, Black Mountain; 3:00 PM

11th Annual Spring Benefit Concert

AAPF presents a full length piano recital featuring solo and chamber works.

Sunday, April 10, at 3:00 - Location: Deerfield's Blue Ridge Auditorium

Asheville Piano Competition Sponsored by AAPF

Saturday, April 30: Competition at Mars Hill University

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Asheville Piano Competition Sponsored by AAPF

Sunday, May 1: Winners Recital, Mars Hill University, Broyhill Chapel; 3:00 PM

General Meeting

Special Presentation: Elizabeth Child presents "Piano Technique: The work of Dorothy Taubman and how it can be used to address difficult passages for any pianist"

Friday, May 20: First Baptist Church of Asheville - Crocker 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.

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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