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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Bunny Just Piano Festival

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Bunny Just Piano Festival

Past Photos of Festival

For additional information, contact:

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

2017 Bunny Just Piano Festival - February 16 - 19, 2017



Dr. Charles Asche works with a student during the 2012 Festival. Asche is a member of the Piano Faculty at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
The Department of Music announces the Bunny Just Piano Festival taking place February 16 - 19, 2017 at Minnesota State Mankato.


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.

Dr. Charles Asche, clinician and performer

Dr. Charles Asche has presented master classes and lectures throughout the United States, and in 1993 and 1994, he was invited to present classes at the Samara Musical College and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia. He was among the first American pianists to perform in the historical city of Samara, which was closed to foreigners for more than 40 years.

[DOC] Announcing the 21st Annual Bunny Just Piano Festival (284 KiB)

Choose this link to download the 2017 festival application

Please send your applications by Friday, January 27, 2017.

[DOC] Choose this link to view the 2017 festival schedule (221 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.