Kevin T. Chance
Kevin T. Chance, pianist, has been hailed as “a superlative musician” playing “with musical conviction and muscularity.” He has performed throughout the United States and abroad as both soloist and collaborator. Recent engagements include performances in Paris and Tokyo, at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the University of Alabama Wind Ensemble, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Athens Chorale. Dr. Chance has been a prizewinner of several regional and national competitions including the National Society of Arts and Letters Career Awards Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Competitions, and the Brevard Music Center Concerto Competition. A sought-after teacher, Dr. Chance serves as Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Alabama, where he also chairs the piano area. In 2015, he was named Teacher of the Year by the Alabama Music Teachers Association, and he received the Walter R. Guyton Award from the University of Alabama, which is presented to the faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving the quality of student life at UA. Additionally, he currently serves as Vice President of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), President of the American Matthay Association. Dr. Chance holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music where he was awarded the Jerald C. Graue Fellowship for academic excellence. An alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival, he holds the Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University and graduated magna cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College. His teachers have included Barry Snyder, Constance Knox Carroll, Ann Schein, Anne Koscielny, Herbert Stessin, William DeVan, Betty Sue Shepherd, and Edna Brown.