Joan Conway · piano
Joan Conway, Artistic Director Emerita of the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck, is also founder/director of the Herrick District Library Concert Series and the Free @ 3 Concert Series. A retired Professor of Music at Hope College where she taught piano, and coordinated and performed on the Faculty Recital Series, she is an active chamber musician, soloist and collaborative pianist and has appeared with most of the area's outstanding artists. Joan is also widely known as a two-piano and piano four-hands performer. Past summers included frequent concerts at Fontana and Bay View Music Festivals. She serves on the Artistic Committee of the Holland Symphony Board and is Past-President of the Michigan Music Teachers' Association, receiving their Teacher of the year and Distinguished Service awards. Joan now teaches piano privately. Her students have won or placed in concerto competitions of the Holland, Grand Rapids, and the Kalamazoo Junior Symphonies, and in Michigan Music Teachers' and Music Teachers' National Association contests. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Conway spent 13 years performing and teaching in New York City before coming to Michigan.