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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Past Bunny Just Festivals

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About the Festival

The Bunny Just Piano Festival, hosted by the MSU Department of Music, 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 piano instructor in a warm, nurturing, educational environment.

The four-day festival is an excellent opportunity for music enthusiasts, teachers, and students to come together to experience fine piano performance. It is a substantial addition to piano offerings in the Mankato area.

Beneta (Bunny) Just initiated the Bunny Just Piano Festival at Minnesota State University in 1996. In 2004 Bunny's estate created an endowment to fund the festival on an annual basis. She died realizing her support would fund this piano festival each spring for 100 years and beyond.

Contact Us

To download and print a copy of the Bunny Just Piano Festival brochure, go to this site.

For inquiries contact:

Dale Haefner
Director, MSU Performance Series
Department of Music
202 Performing Arts Center
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5549

Pictures from Past Piano Festivals

Dawn Hardricht and Laura Melton
Laura Melton demonstrates a point to participant Dawn Hardricht.
Kira Haler and Laura Melton
Kira Haler receives words of encouragement from Dr. Melton.

2009 Piano Festival winner Reed Tetzloff  with clinician Dr. Douglas Ashcraft.