Renowned Pianist to Host Free Masterclass at UM Feb. 27

February 25, 2015

MISSOULA – World-renowned pianist Spencer Myer will host a free, public masterclass from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in the Music Recital Hall at the University of Montana.

The class is sponsored by UM’s Keyboard Society in cooperation with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra.

Hailed as “one of the most important American artists of his generation,” Myer graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School. He has won several prestigious international piano competitions, including the 10th Unisa International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, in 2004.

Myer first came to Missoula in 2014 as a part of UM’s Celebrate Piano Series, and just a few weeks after his stellar performance, the Missoula Symphony Orchestra invited him to return. Myer will perform Rachmaninoff’s heartrending “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale on Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1. Learn more about his concerts at

Contact: Steven Hesla, professor, UM School of Music, 406-243-6055,