William Chapman Nyaho, Concert Pianist
Just as his recitals have carried him across the United States and to the continents of Europe and Africa, the varied repertoire of pianist William Chapman Nyaho finds its roots in far away lands. He brings a fresh view to standard keyboard repertoire and works influenced by music of Africa, South America and the Caribbean. His range of experience has taken him from big concert halls, to intimate settings. His residencies include performances and workshops arranged with schools K-12, conservatories, colleges, universities and area piano teacher associations.
Residency / Workshops
Chapman Nyaho's extensive experience as a professor and visiting artist makes him very comfortable in elementary, middle and high school environments. He connects with the students through discussing his art form and his international background, what it takes to be an artist. He then performs piano music from various parts of the world including Europe, North America, the Caribbean, South America and Africa. He also gives general information about his native country Ghana, and its art.
Chapman Nyaho is also available to give workshops for the area piano teacher associations. His workshops include discussions on piano technique and interpretation, the student and his/her musical identity.
Minority Populations serve as a special interest to Chapman Nyaho as he introduces piano works with an intercultural influence and encourages the exploration of piano works from different parts of the globe.
The artist will be available for masterclass teaching for area piano teachers and students. The masterclasses are open to students of all ages and levels where Dr. Chapman Nyaho will teach and encourage students. He will also be available to discuss various issues and current concepts of teaching with area piano teachers.
"You were an inspiration to us all," wrote the piano teacher
of the Lafayette Parish Arts Academy. A college music department
chair penned these words: "I hear a lot of faculty performers
in my professional life and deal with dozens of supposedly top music
scholars. Few in either category are in the league of William Chapman