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 2016-2017 calendar listings are below, ordered by month.


Membership Renewal

Begins August 1st

General Meeting

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,

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

Print Application Form Here

General Meeting

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

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/Masterclass

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

Saturday, March 4 / Location Piano Emporium of Asheville

Spring Student Recital

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

Applications and more info here

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

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Asheville Piano Competition Sponsored by AAPF

Sunday, May 7: 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 - 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 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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