2024 driftless piano festival
featuring Jennifer Linn

Register NOW for the 2024 Driftless Piano Festival. 

Register HERE for Students

This festival includes a free teacher workshop and is open to students 22 and under living within 90 miles of Dubuque. 

Group 1: Ages 9 and under

Group 2: Ages 10-14

Group 3: Ages 15-22

When: April 13, 2024

Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dubuque

2155 University Ave

Students are grouped in categories by age. Each category will feature 3 honors students who will receive prizes for their performance.

Students will play 2 contrasting pieces and then receive feedback from a nationally-recognized composer and judge. Students will also receive a branded tote and apparel.

Registration cost:

Dubuque County Resident: $10

Other Participants: $20

Registration includes: 

Branded merchandise

Time with clinician

Opportunity to win cash prizes for best expression, technique, and memorization in each age group.

Jennifer Linn is a multi-talented pianist, composer, arranger, and clinician. As a clinician, she has presented workshops, master classes, and showcases throughout the United States, Canada, and India. From 2009-2019 she held the title of Manager-Educational Piano for Hal Leonard LLC, the world’s largest print music publisher. Ms. Linn is the editor and recording artist for the award winning Journey Through the Classics series and the G. Schirmer Performance Editions of Clementi: Sonatinas, Op. 36; Kuhlau: Selected Sonatinas; and Schumann: Selections from Album for the Young, Op. 68. She has over 300 published arrangements and original compositions for piano students, and her work has been selected for many National Federation of Music Clubs festival lists and other required repertoire lists worldwide. 

Ms. Linn’s teaching career spans more than 30 years and includes independent studio teaching of all ages, as well as group instruction and piano pedagogy at the university level. Ms. Linn received her B.M. with distinction and M.M. in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music where she was the winner of the Concerto-Aria competition. She was named the Outstanding Student in the Graduate piano division and given the prestigious Vice Chancellor’s award for academic excellence and service. In 2013, The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance named Ms. Linn the 2013 UMKC Alumni of the year. In 2020, she was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award as a leader in the fields of music and education. 

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