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A Year of Adventures on the High Keys for Conservatory Keyboard Students and Graduates


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  Spencer Myer '00 won first prize at the 2002 Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition, sponsored by the Connecticut Alliance for Music and held last December in Westport, Connecticut. Myer performed works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Carl Vine for jurors Constance Keene, Blanca Uribe, and Neal Larabee. Last August Myer performed the Schumann Konzerstuck, Op. 92, in Gijon, Spain with the New Millennium Orchestra, conducted by Oliver Diaz Suarez. Myer's other awards include first prizes in the Grace Welsh International Piano Competition and the Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition, and a Jacob Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. He was also a finalist for the American Pianists Association Classical Fellowships in Indianapolis. Myer studied with Peter Takács and earned the master of music degree at the Juilliard School of Music.

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