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 Bradner, Janice   Name: Janice Bradner
Title: Instructor of Music
Education:
M.M., Piano Performance, Winthrop University
B.M., Piano Performance, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Office: 210 Conservatory of Music  
Phone: 803/323-4606
E-mail: bradnerj@winthrop.edu  
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Area(s):
Private Piano, Class Piano, Accompanying

Janice Bradner, pianist, studied with George Kiorpes at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, where she earned her B.M. degree, and Eugene Barban at Winthrop, where she earned her M.M. Bradner is in demand as both a solo performer and a collaborative artist. In 2007 she performed in Spain with the Carolinas Wind Orchestra for the Malgrat de Mar International Music Festival, and has performed in New York City with the New York City Chamber Orchestra, accompanied song recitals at the Spencer Art Gallery in Kansas and at the Cleveland Museum of Art for the touring Belgian art exhibit of "Les XX." She also has performed on American Public Radio.
 
Bradner participated in the Society of Composers Regional Conference, performing a composition by Craig Bove, chair of the Music Department at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), and premiered, in 2006, a two-piano composition by Ronald Parks, winner of the 2004 Aaron Copland Award and Residency.
 
Bradner regularly accompanies established singers who have made their careers with the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, and the San Francisco Opera. She has accompanied students in master classes for such notable musicians as Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg, Victoria Livengood, and Libby Larsen, and she frequently accompanies aspiring performers in competitions such as the Josef Hoffman International Piano Competition, the Metropolitan Opera auditions, and the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition. She has made frequent appearances for charitable organizations and various Friends of Music organizations who are instrumental in raising awareness of arts in the area.
 
She teaches piano at Winthrop, and serves as a freelance coach/accompanist in the Charlotte, N.C. area. Before joining the Winthrop faculty, she taught theory, class piano, private piano, and piano ensemble at CPCC in Charlotte.
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