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.

This list of events is soon to be updated for the 2018-19 Season, so check back soon, and with any questions!

Membership Renewal - Begins August 1st


Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018: General Meeting & Presentation

9:30-10:00 - General Meeting of the AAPF Membership 10:00-11:30 - Special Presentation:

Dr. Douglas Weeks Presents "Chopin: The Ballades and Their Hidden Connections" 

Location: First Baptist Church, Asheville (click for directions)

 Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 - 18th Annual Fall Benefit Concert

Benefiting AAPF charitable and educational activities, including Student Assistance.    Time: 3:00 PM    Location: Diana Wortham Theatre

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

 Ticket Prices: Adults $20.00 | Patrons $50 | Students (18 & under) $3


Saturday, November 10th, 2018: General Meeting & Presentation

9:30-10:00 - General Meeting of the AAPF Membership 10:00-10:30 - Refreshments & Social Time 10:30-12:00 - Special Presentation: Dr. Esther Park Presents

"The Most Effective Practice Techniques for Successful Performances"

     Location: Pack Memorial Library, Asheville (click for directions)

Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2018: Fall Student Recital

Time: 3:00 PM Location: Mars Hill University, Broyhill Chapel Print Application Form Here

Sunday, February 10th, 2018 - Student Ensemble Recital

Time: 2:30 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

Saturday, March 17, 2018: 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:

Ko Eun (Grace) Lee Presents

"David Burge’s Go-Hyang (1994): Blending Contemporary & Korean Traditional Music"

Location: Piano Emporium, Asheville (click for directions)

 Sunday, March 25th, 2018: Spring Student Recital

  Time: 2:30 PM.   Location: Deerfield Chapel Student 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

Saturday, May 19, 2019: General Meeting & Presentation

9:30-10:00 - The General Meeting of the Membership 10:00-10:30 - Refreshments & Social Time 10:30-12:00 - Special Presentation:

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

Location: Piano Emporium, Asheville (click for directions)
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. For questions, please contact Programs Chair, .
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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