Anne Pengilly

Collaborative Pianist
UNC - Greensboro

A native of Akron, Ohio, Anne was born into a musical family of teachers, composers and performers. She studied piano, violin, voice, and music theory at the Cleveland Institute of Music, her talent and dedication eventually leading her to Carnegie Hall with the Akron Youth Symphony. Anne's musical path brought her to the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where she studied with the late Dr. Zenon Fishbein and received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. During her years at MSM, Anne attended French international music festivals led by renowned pianist Paul Roberts in Castelfranc, and the Acadé mie Internationale d'Eté de Nice. Anne continued her studies, earning a post-baccalaureate certificate in Music Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. While living in the Philadelphia area, Anne worked as a music teacher at a local music school for five years and was a member of The Brandywine Singers, Chester County's premier choral group, giving her the opportunity to perform at The White House. Seven years ago, she moved to North Carolina to manage a local music school, while she continued to teach privately and accompanied student recitals and regional music competitions. Anne has been the Choral Accompanist for The Charlotteans and Mallard Creek Chorale at UNC - Charlotte for the past two years, and frequently collaborates with students and professionals in the area. She is also the pianist at Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, and is currently earning her Masters in Collaborative Piano from UNC - Greensboro, where she studies with Dr. James Douglass.