April Masse, Piano
April Masse, originally from Castine, graduated from USM in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy. She is now in the process of completing a master’s degree in piano performance. At USM April was a winner in the 2017 Annual Honors Recital Competition and the 2015 Chamber Music Awards Competition, participated in the Portland Ovations/USM sponsored master class with renowned pianist Inon Barnatan and was a featured performer in the 2018 USM Scholarship Gala. April is strongly committed to the teaching profession. She is a member of both MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and MMTA (Maine Music Teachers Association) and serves on the board of MMTA. She has also been active as an accompanist in the community, playing for the Portland Youth Ensemble and Portland Children’s Chorus, as well as other choral groups in the surrounding areas.