I wear a lot of different hats...
Annie Jeng is a Presser Award recipient and has performed at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, New York's Tenri Cultural Center, and the World Financial Center. She has participated in the Nief Norf Summer Festival for Contemporary Music, the Gijon International Piano Festival, and the Amalfi Coast Piano Festival. She was the 2017 Artist Fellow of the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy. She has also performed with the Ann Arbor Symphony and collaborated with ensembles such as Yarn/Wire and the International Contemporary Ensemble. Annie currently teaches at the Schoolcraft College Piano Academy in Livonia, Michigan.
As a performer, educator, and collaborator, Annie strives to expand the horizons of classical music by performing in alternative venues and reaching audiences of all backgrounds. During her undergraduate studies at New York University, she started the music series, "Music with a Vue," at Bellevue Hospital to bring music to patients, workers, and visitors of the hospital. Her most recent project, "Music by the Barrel," challenges the traditional concert experience by hosting a music series at the local Ann Arbor Distillery.
Annie received a Bachelor's in Music (BM) and a minor in Public Health from New York University where she studied with Miyoko Lotto and Dr. Jose Ramon Mendez. She completed her Masters in Music (MM) at the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with Dr. Logan Skelton. As a strong supporter of performing works by living composers, her dissertation will focus on introducing contemporary works and unconventional piano techniques to early and intermediate piano students. She is also a member of the piano and percussion duo, Back Pocket Duo.