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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Bunny Just Piano Festival

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Past Photos of Festival

For additional information, contact:

Dale Haefner
Performance Series Director
Minnesota State Mankato
507-389-5549 (Phone)

Bunny Just Piano Festival:  February 14 - 17, 2019

Dr. Charles Asche works with a student during the 2017 Festival. Asche is a member of the Piano Faculty at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

 The Bunny Just Piano Festival was created with a dual mission: to provide an outstanding training opportunity for aspiring young pianists and to offer a showcase of piano performances with distinguished artists and promising young talents alike. Participants perform for a world-class instructor in a warm, nurturing, educational environment. The four-day festival is an excellent opportunity for music enthusiasts, teachers, and students to gather and experience fine piano performance.

Three students will be awarded for their efforts. Cash awards are $500 for First Place, $300 for Second Place, and $100 for Third Place. Participants will be judged and rated by this year’s clinician, Dr. Douglas Ashcraft.

This video was produced during the 20th annual piano festival featuring Grammy award winner Jon Cleary.


Dr. Jerico Vasquez, our clinician and performer for 2019.

Dr. Jerico Vasquez is Artist-in-Residence / Professor of Music and Coordinator of the Keyboard Program at Shorter University in Rome, GA.An accomplished performer, Jerico Vasquez has been an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Georgia Music Teachers Association. He currently serves as Vice-President for Membership for the Georgia MTA. He has also presented workshops and lectures and has frequently served as an adjudicator in many local and regional festivals and competitions. Many of his students have also gone on to prestigious graduate music programs including the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, Rutgers University, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, to name a few.

[PDF] Announcing the 24th Annual Bunny Just Piano Festival (97 KiB)

[PDF] Bunny Just Piano Festival 2019 application (132 KiB)

[PDF] Bunny Just Piano Festival 2019 schedule (156 KiB)

Festival events are made possible by the Bunny Just Piano Festival Endowment.

All events take place in Halling Recital Hall, Earley Center for Performing Arts
Minnesota State Mankato, 320 Maywood Avenue, Mankato.