Pan Xiao, Piano
Pan Xiao, pianist, hails from Boulder, Colorado, and has been living in the Chicago area for the last 6 years. Having played the piano since age 8, she is currently a second-year master's student in piano performance at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music under the tutelage of Alan Chow and Boris Slutsky. Pan is also a graduate of Northwestern's dual-degree program and holds two bachelor’s degrees—in piano performance and chemistry. Most recent performances and awards include the 2017 Farewell Trust Award from the Musician's Club of Women and the 2015 WFMT Bach Keyboard Festival. Pan has a passion for piano pedagogy and has worked closely with Dr. Marcia Bosits in the pedagogy department at Northwestern. She will present in the poster session at this year’s Illinois State Music Teacher’s Association (ISMTA) conference on teaching the adult piano class. Outside of piano, Pan has participated in the Alice Millar Chapel Choir for six years and can be occasionally heard as a featured soprano soloist with the choir. She also currently serves as the choir manager.