Music Community

Play Me, I’m Yours!  In Ogden you’ll find painted horses on the streets.  In Park City, you’ll find painted moose, but in Salt Lake City for a few weeks you’ll find painted pianos.  The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has pianos by British artist, Luke Jerram, in Salt Lake City from June 15-30.  Other cities include Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Geneva.  Saturday with my husband, we found 6 of the 10 street pianos in Salt Lake City.  What a fun activity.  Walk around the city, spot a brightly painted piano with no one playing it, sit down and try it out.  I, of course, enjoyed playing some more than others and I only had to ask one person if I could have a turn.  The all-green piano by the Gallivan Center was going to be occupied for a long time, so I decided just to check it off my list and move on.

By gillpianostudio

Barbara Bryner Gill--Whether playing the piano or singing, Barbara has always enjoyed making music. She holds two music degrees from the University of Utah: a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, and a Master of Arts in Musicology. While attending the University of Utah her teachers included Barlow Bradford, Gladys Gladstone Rosenberg, and Vedrana Subotic.

Barbara regularly performs in the community, and has played for weddings, ceremonies, and special events for over a decade. She has been a choir member of the Utah Chamber Artists since 1999 and is also the Librarian and Administrative Assistant. In addition to teaching private piano lessons and musicianship classes, Barbara has been involved in arts administration holding positions such as the Administrative Coordinator for the Maurice Abravanel Visiting Distinguished Composers Series, and the Marketing Assistant for the Virtuoso Series at the University of Utah. Barbara is also involved in the Salt Lake Piano Competition.

An active member of the Utah Music Teachers Association, Barbara is a past president of the Jordan River chapter. She is Nationally Certified through the Music Teachers National Association and received her Permanent Professional Certified Teacher of Music status in 2015. Her students participate in a variety of performing experiences including the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) festivals. Barbara and her husband have three boys and a girl (named after a concert hall).

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