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Betsy Grant: Bio

Betsy is a dedicated composer and recording artist of her own original piano works. Miss Grant and her music were featured in a live radio broadcast interview on the show “Jewels and Binoculars” on KKUP-FM radio 91.5 on May 11th, 2012.   In May of 2009 her cd “The Listening Heart” was played in it’s entirety on KZFR-FM radio 90.1.  A review of Betsy's compositions can be found online by Amy Lotsberg producer of "Collected Sounds". She posts you tube videos featuring tracks from her cds and downloads. She also posts on her two blogs What Are We Doing? and The Learning Heart.  First Recording Bach at 10 years old, Betsy Grant Has won performance awards and competitions nationally and internationally for more than 20 years. She played Gershwin as a young piano soloist with the Columbia Artists’ Young Americans tour, and performed for Aaron Copland and Jose Iturbi before she was 20. As a young artist, Ms. Grant presented a solo recital in Santa Monica, featuring music by Bach, Granados, Bartok, Copland, and Debussy. Her critically acclaimed Morgan Theatre recital in 1975 was sold out in advance. Her performance credits also include a solo performance of the Prokofieff Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op.26 with the Texas A & M University Orchestra, and she has been a soloist with the Brentwood Symphony, Los Angeles Concert Orchestra, Rio-Hondo Symphony, Metropolitan Symphony, Palisades Symphony as well as many others. 1992-1994 Doctoral Work in Piano Performance at University of Oklahoma 1993 The Bordeaux Scholarship: Channing Classics, Edmond, Oklahoma 1992 Master of Music in Piano Performance, Texas A & M University 1990 Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Texas A & M University 1990 Elected member of Alpha Chi Honor Society 1990 Deans List, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas A & M 1989 President's Scholars 1988 Winner, the University Orchestra Competition, Texas A & M 1977 $12,000 four-year scholarship the Eastman School of Music First Place winner in the San Bernadino Symphony Orchestra Competition First Place winner in the Brentwood Symphony Competition First Place winner in the International Recording Competition sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers Her international performance credits include a television special in Jakarta, Indonesia, and performance of the Beethoven Spring Sonata and other classical chamber music with violinist James Stark at the 1976 International String and Art Workshop, Cambridge, England. Today, Betsy is a dedicated composer and performer of her own piano compositions.  She has taught piano for over 30 years and has been composing since 2000.  She is a member of The National Association Of Professional Women.