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Jazz Piano

Audrey Rutt

Audrey Rutt is a native of Elizabethtown and returns to the area after completing degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Cedarville University, where she studied piano with Dr. Jeongwon Ham and Dr. Charles Clevenger and was mentored in pedagogy by Dr. Barbara Fast, Dr. Jane Magrath, and Connie Anderson. She has also had the privilege of performing in masterclasses with distinguished artists Dr. Logan Skelton and Dr. Alan Chow.

Audrey is an active performer, most recently performing the Schumann piano concerto with the OU symphony orchestra and achieving 1st prize at the Oklahoma MTNA Young Artist solo competition. She has also received several awards and scholarships for her teaching, and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) through the US Music Teacher’s National Association. 

Zachary Smith​

Zachary Smith is a pianist/music director in the Lancaster area and will earn his bachelor's in Piano Performance in Fall 2020 from Millersville University. He has musical directed 18 shows, mostly at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center including Ragtime, West Side Story and Sweeney Todd. He was the music counselor for EPAC Summer Theater camps for three years. He also accompanies piano for Locust Grove United Church of Christ in York. He received his MS and BA in Clinical Psychology from Millersville University and has an interest in studying the link between Mental Health and Music as well as Piano Pedagogical Techniques for students with Mental Health Disorders, especially ADHD, Autism, Depression and Anxiety. He has been studying with Dr. Xun Pan at Millersville and he is planning on performing a senior recital in October 2020 with a program of Bach, Kapustin and Ravel, and he is especially interested in French Impressionism. He believes in an eclectic approach to teaching piano and a focus on developing not just pianistic skills by nurturing musicianship through theory, ear training and music history.

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