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 2017-2018 calendar listings are being updated currently, and most are below (listed with the correct dates).  Please check back periodically!

 If it says 2016, it's not yet been updated!


Membership Renewal - Begins August 1st


Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017: General Meeting & Presentation

     10:00-10:30 - The General Meeting of the Membership (Refreshments & Social Time begin at 9:30)

     10:30-12:00 - Special Presentation:

Dr. Ted McIrvine Presents "Measured Tones: The Interplay of Physics & Music"

Location: New Hope Presbyterian Church, Asheville (click for directions)


 Sunday, Oct. 8th, 2017 - 17th Annual Fall Benefit Concert

   Benefiting AAPF charitable and educational activities, including Student Assistance.

   Time: 3:00 PM

   Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville

   Solo, Collaborative & Two-Piano Music performed by some of Western North Carolina's finest pianists

   & guest musicians!

   Suggested Donations: Adults $25.00 | Patrons $40 | Students 13-21 $3.00 | AAPF Members $20


Friday, November 3rd, 2017: General Meeting & Presentation

     10:00-10:30 - The General Meeting of the Membership (Refreshments & Social Time begin at 9:30)

     10:30-12:00 - Special Presentation:

Tom Case Presents "Beethoven's Piano: An Historic Overview

     Location: First Baptist Church of Asheville - Crocker Auditorium  (pending confirmation)

 Sunday, Nov. 12th, 2017 - Fall Student Recital

   Time: 3:00 PM

   Location: Mars Hill University, Broyhill Chapel

   Print Application Form Here


Sunday, February 11th, 2018 - Student Ensemble Recital

   Time: 3:00 p.m.

   Location: Loomis Home, Biltmore Forest

   Print Application Form Here

Entire Month of February: 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/Masterclass

AAPF is pleased to host a masterclass with Kimberly Cann. Applications here

Saturday, March 4, 2016 / Location Piano Emporium of Asheville

Spring Student Recital

Sunday, March 26, 2016 2:30 PM / Abernethy United Methodist Church

Applications and more info here

13th Annual Spring Benefit Concert

AAPF presents a full length piano recital featuring solo works.

Sunday, April 8th, 2018 - Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville

AAPF's Asheville Piano Competition

Saturday, May 5, 2018: Competition at Mars Hill University

(Chair: )

Asheville Piano Competition Sponsored by AAPF

Sunday, May 6, 2018: Winners Recital, Mars Hill University, Broyhill Chapel; 3:00 PM

Teacher's Roundtable


General Meeting

Special Presentation: Leonid Treer presents "Beauty of the Piano Sound: Touch, Flow, Dynamics"

Saturday, May 27, 2016 - Location: Piano Emporium of Asheville

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 .

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 11:00 am on even-numbered months, starting in August. These meetings are open to all AAPF members.  for more info.  Dates for the 2017-18 season are as follows:  August 25th, 2017, October 20th, December 15th, February 16th, 2018, April 20th, & June 15th.



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