The membership of the BPAA meets on a regular basis for different events throughout the year. Outside amateur piano events can be viewed here.
Soirees are opportunities for members to play for each other in a comfortable surrounding. These events can host anywhere from 10 to 30 people or more, and are usually held at members homes, but sometimes take place at public venues. There is no charge to attend or participate in a Soiree, but everyone is asked to provide something for the group to eat or drink.
Videos from our July 2011 Soiree can be viewed by BPAA members here (this area is password protected).
Lectures are occasionally arranged with experts on performance-related topics (e.g. managing performance anxiety, piano somatics) and are free to members of the association. Non-members pay a nominal fee to attend.
Master classes are arranged with professional pianists from any of the prestigious conservatories and universities in the Boston area. Members of the association must pay a fee to defray the cost of the venue and the instructor. Other members and the public may attend as auditors for a small charge.
Master classes have been included as part of the our International Piano Competitions since 2011.
Every other year the BPAA hosts an international competition. Our Tenth Boston International Piano Competition was held June 5-8, 2019 at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA.
Scheduled Events 2021
January 17, 2:30 PM - Soiree - via Zoom
February 21, 2:30 PM - Soiree - via Zoom
March 14, 2:30 PM EDT- "Musical Mindfulness at the Piano: A Somatic Approach"
Live lecture by Alan Fraser via Zoom. BPAA members: Free, non-members: $15
March 20, 2:30 PM - Soiree - via Zoom
April 17, 2:30 PM - Soiree - via Zoom
May 16, 2:30 PM - Soiree - via Zoom
June 20, 2:30 PM - Soiree - via Zoom
July 17, 2:30 PM - Soiree - via Zoom
August 21, 2:30 PM - Soiree - via Zoom
September 19, 2:30 PM - Soiree - via Zoom
October 17, 2:30 PM - Soiree - via Zoom
November 20, 2:30 PM - Soiree - via Zoom
December 18, 2:30 PM - Soiree - via Zoom