Jeremy DesChane grew up in rural northwestern Washington, one of seven children. He began his training in piano at the age of six. He made his first recital appearance a year afterward, and at the age of seventeen he made his orchestral debut with Dr. Roger Briggs and the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra.

Jeremy has received plentiful recognition for his achievements in both piano performance and composition. Jeremy has earned repeated awards and recognition from the Music Teacher’s National Association for his compositions, and in April 2003, he was a finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Competition, an international event with over 500 entries worldwide. In November 2005, he won the MTNA Washington State Young Artist’s Piano Competition in Spokane. Jeremy has been awarded scholarships to attend the Eastman School of Music, the Chautauqua piano program, and Central Washington University. He has performed for masterclasses, festivals, competitions, and recitals in several states, including New York, Washington, Texas, and Oregon. His recent win in Central Washington University’s 2011 concerto competition earned him an upcoming performance with the university orchestra in spring of 2012, when he will perform Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto.

In May 2010, Jeremy completed his bachelor’s degree in piano performance at the Eastman School of Music, studying with Rebecca Penneys. He currently pursues his master’s degree with Dr. John Pickett at Central Washington University. He has performed for many distinguished musicians, such as Daniel Pollack, Seymour Bernstein, Jon Kimura Parker, Paul Roberts, Leon Fleisher, and Malcolm Bilson. His other teachers include Jeffrey Gilliam (Western Washington University), Sean Duggan (SUNY Fredonia), and Malcolm Bilson (Cornell).

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