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March 29, 3-5 PM, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation located at 1 Edwin Pl., Asheville.

  • Performers will include
    • Elizabeth Child
    • Leslie Downs
    • Ko Eun (Grace) Lee
    • Michael Jeffry Stevens
    • Teresa Sumpter

    and they will be playing pieces by

    • Ahn
    • Bach
    • Debussy
    • Dohnanyi
    • Stevens
    • Young
  • All proceeds go the the AAPF Student Assistance Fund .

Ticket prices: $25 adult; $20 paid in advance; Patron: $50; Students 5-25: $5.

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25   Jan 25: Student Assistance Awards  Updated information will be available.

29   Jan 29: Spring Benefit Concert Tickets Go On Sale.


1   Feb 1: Start of Practice for Pets Fundraiser  Start of Practice for Pets fundraiser for Asheville Humane Society and competition for students during the month of February. See under Student Activities on AAPF website.

1   Feb 1: Application Deadline for Student Ensemble Recital  See Student Activities, Student Recitals for details

6   Feb 6: Student Masterclass sponsored by the Asheville Symphony as part of LudwigVaniversary Piano Series. Clinician is concert artist Nikolai Lugansky. 6:30 at Central United Methodist Church, Asheville.

7   Feb 7: LudwigVaniversary Piano Concert by Nikolai Lugansky. Location: United Methodist Church on Church St. in Asheville. Tickets available through the Asheville Symphony.

14   Feb 14: LudwigVaniversary Piano Concert by Mari Kodama. Location: United Methodist Church on Church Street in Asheville Tickets available through Asheville Symphony.

16   Feb 16 (Snow Date Feb 23): Student Ensemble Recital  Pieces for two pianos, piano with ensemble, and 4 hand duet are featured. Contact Kimberly Cann, chairman, for recital location and times.

28   Feb 28: End of Practice for Pets Practice Calendar


TBA   TBA: AAPF Board of Directors Meeting

7   Mar 7 (Snow Date Mar 14): AAPF General Meeting and Presentation  Presentation workshop: “May the Force be With You - An introduction to Qi Gong (energy practice) for performing pianists, teachers, students and for your everyday life.” with Wayne Smith


Pack Memorial Library - Downtown Asheville
Lord Auditorium (downstairs)
67 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 288019

General Meeting Agenda:

  • Business Meeting: 10:15 - 10:45
  • Presentation: 10:45 - noon

10   Mar 10: Deadline for Practice for Pets Calendars and Donation checks/money to reach Chairman in order to meet eligibility requirements for consideration of prizes. (See Information Sheet on website).

29   Mar 29: Spring Benefit Concert of AAPF, a fundraiser for the Student Assistance Awards. Pianists present a recital featuring in-depth works for piano in a variety of styles. Concert is at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Edwin Pl., Asheville.

30   Mar 30: Asheville Piano Competition ‐ Postmarked Deadline for Competition Applications


25   Apr 25: Student Spring Recital Lutheran Church of the Nativity 2425 Hendersonville Road, Arden, North Carolina. Time TBA.


2   May 2: Asheville Piano Competition  sponsored by AAPF. Location: Mars Hill University.

3   May 3: Winners Recital  of the Asheville Piano Competition. Time: 3pm; location: Broyhill Chapel on campus of Mars Hill University.

9   May 9: Board of Directors Meeting  Time and location TBA.

16   May 16: Annual Meeting of AAPF  Annual Meeting of AAPF (election of board and officers, budget proposed and voted upon) with Presentation by Shelley Hartman “Chopin: Life, Times, Works, and Practice” incorporating the latest scholarship from the new Alan Walker biography. Mr. Hartman will also talk about his practice techniques. 9:30 for Social Greeting time, 10:00 for annual meeting, 10:30-12:00 noon presentation.

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