Jordan College of Fine Arts
School of Music

Anna Briscoe, piano

Anna Briscoe Bio 2013

Anna Briscoe has taught piano at Butler University for twenty-five years. She has held similar positions at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana; Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina; and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. At Butler she is responsible for teaching piano, Piano Technique, Piano Literature and Keyboard Harmony. Furthermore, she collaborates with students and faculty performing 25-30 recitals annually.

A performance of Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto with the Indianapolis Philharmonic was a career highlight. She also has presented or performed at national conventions of the Music Teachers National Association, the College Music Society and the American Musicological Society in Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Venice, Chicago, and San Diego. She presented the world premiere of Variación by Tania Leon in Chicago.

Ms. Briscoe was the original Music Director for the Docent Program of the Indianapolis Symphony. In this capacity she planned the course and trained the docents to go into the schools. She also was co-chair of the Young Artist Competition of the Indianapolis Symphony for four years. She currently is active in the Indiana Music Teachers Association, serving as director of district auditions.

She is a main accompanist for the renowned Indianapolis Children's Choir. Ms. Briscoe has performed and travelled with the choir to six continents for fifteen years, appearing in such venues as St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, St. Denis and Madeleine Churches in Paris. In St. Petersburg, Russia she had the singular honor of performing and recording with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra on harpsichord and piano.

She received her Master of Music degree in piano from the University of Alabama, studying with Roy McAllister. Post-graduate work was done with Irwin Freundlich of the Juilliard School and Pierre Sancan of the Paris Conservatoire. Ms. Briscoe maintains a private studio of students and is a frequent adjudicator around the Midwest.

Please visit the Piano at Butler pages of the website to learn more about piano and keyboard studies at Butler University.

(317) 940-9647
abriscoe@butler.edu