April Masse, Piano
Pianist April Masse received a B.M. in Piano Performance with a Pedagogy Concentration from the University of Southern Maine and is in the process of completing a M.M. in Piano Performance at USM studying with Dr. Laura Kargul. While at USM, April has accompanied the Portland Youth Ensemble and Portland Children’s Chorus in collaboration with USM’s youth ensemble program. She has performed in masterclasses with Andreas Klein and Charles Floyd and won several competitions including the 2015 USM Chamber Music Awards Competition with pianist, Tina Davis, and the 40th Annual Honors Award Competition in 2017. April is an active member of both MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and MMTA (Maine Music Teachers Association) and currently serves on the board of the MMTA. In addition to teaching, April enjoys performing locally and collaborating with choral groups throughout greater Portland and surrounding areas.