Conference Artist ~ William Chapman Nyaho
William Chapman Nyaho received his degrees from St. Peter's College, Oxford University (UK), the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Texas at Austin. He also studied at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, Switzerland. Following four years as a North Carolina Visiting Artist, he taught at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Chapman Nyaho currently serves on the faculty of Pacific Lutheran University. He has also served on the faculties of Pomona College, Colby College, Willamette University, and Interlochen Summer Arts Camp.
Chapman Nyaho is an active solo recitalist, duo pianist, and chamber musician, giving recitals and concerts in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean and North America where he advocates music by composers of African descent.
As an advocate for music of Africa and its diaspora, Chapman Nyaho’s publications include a five-volume anthology Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora published by Oxford University Press. His recordings Senku, Asa, and Kete consist of piano music by composers of African descent.
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