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ALISON EDWARDS, Assistant Professor of Music

Alison EdwardsPianist Alison Edwards maintains an active career of teaching and performing while leading the nationally recognized Piano Pedagogy Program at Cal State Fullerton. An exciting soloist and chamber musician, she has been featured in concerto performances with several orchestras including the Peninsula Symphony, the Marina del Rey/Westchester Symphony, the Brentwood Symphony and the Rio Hondo Symphony.  Edwards was first prize winner in the Carmel Music Society Competition. Her playing has been described as “alternating strength and delicacy, playing with incredible fluency... a truly thrilling performance” (Sunday Peninsula Herald). Edwards' regional and national performances include solo and collaborative recitals at venues such as Steinway Hall- Los Angeles, Schoenberg Hall-UCLA, the Lawrence Conservatory, the Irvine Barclay Theater, the SMU Meadows School of the Arts and for the LA Museum of Contemporary Art Citycircus event. She has enjoyed collaborating with Southern California's leading musicians, including members of the Orange County Pacific Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

In addition to her busy performance schedule, Edwards is a devoted teacher of piano pedagogy. She has has appeared at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference and is known for her innovative lecture-recitals, which have been well-received nationwide. Most recently, she presented a first person lecture and all- Liszt recital entitled, “My Impressions of Liszt: A Personal Portrait by Amy Fay.” She was Guest Music Reviewer for the California Music Teacher and has been sought after for masterclasses and workshops for the Sara Compinsky Masterclass Series, the Music Teachers Association of California and for college/university programs.  Edwards' students have gone on to pursue successful careers in music as performers and teachers in community schools, public schools and private studios.

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