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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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)

Bunny Just Piano Festival:  February 15 - 18, 2018



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 Department of Music announces the Bunny Just Piano Festival taking place February 15 - 18, 2018 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. Adam Clark, clinician and performer (2018)

Adam Clark has been heard as a soloist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist throughout the United States, as well as in Belgium, Italy, Sweden, and South Korea. His performances have been broadcast on WMUK in Michigan as well as MBC National Television in Korea. Of his playing, New York Concert Review Magazine wrote, "Clark brought out much beauty in Chopin's soulfully embroidered melodies. He played with thoughtful expressiveness." Clark is Associate Professor of Piano at Middle Tennessee State University, as well as President of the Middle Tennessee Music Teachers Association. He was on the faculty of Hope College from 2008-2014, and prior to that held teaching positions at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the University of Texas at Austin.

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

Choose this link to download the 2017 festival application

Updated 2018 festival application materials will be available later this year.

[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.