Carney-Terrall Duo

The Portland, Oregon-based Carney-Terrall Duo has performed together since 2014. Coached by Dr. Jill Timmons, they placed first at the 2016 US International Duo Piano Competition in Colorado Springs, and locally, won the Maude Sardam Collaborative Prize. The duo has performed throughout the US including concerts for Classic Pianos and The Yamaha Corporation of America. Their performances have taken them to Bellevue, Washington; Denver, Colorado; Portland, Oregon; and Anchorage, Alaska. In the summer of 2018, they performed in New York City for the Classical Bridge Academy as well as the Piano Arts in Netarts festival in Oregon. Most recently they were chosen to perform in a master class given by Sara Davis Buechner.
Colleen Carney is an active artist/teacher. She combines solo and collaborative work with her passion for arranging and composing. Based in Portland, Oregon, she is also active as a music educator for several community music schools along with her work as an accompanist for local concert choirs, show choirs, and dance troupes. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As a scholarship student, she studied piano with Dr. Ann Chang and participated in numerous master classes hosted by renowned pianists such as Yekwon Sunwoo, Stephen Hough, and Simone Dinnerstein. While at the University, Colleen had the opportunity to collaborate with student filmmakers at UNL’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and her
score for Jack Hoppe’s “Breakdown” (2018) was premiered at the Omaha Film Festival. Prior to her college work, Colleen was an active performer, garnering numerous performance awards from the Oregon Music Teachers Association and working throughout high school as a professional collaborative pianist. She won the Jewish Community Orchestra’s concerto competition, performing Chopin’s Concerto in E minor, Op. 11.
Melissa Terrall is an award-winning pianist from Portland, Oregon. She has performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. IV in G Major, Op. 58, with both the Oregon Sinfonietta and Portland’s Jewish Community Orchestra. A recipient of the Jacqueline Olsson scholarship, she completed her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance at Portland State University, where she studied with Dr. Julia Lee. Other awards include the Portland Monday Musical Club, Gladys Strong, and International Keyboard Institute scholarships. In 2015 and 2016, she was an alternate in the Music Teachers National Association’s Young Artists state competition. She has participated in master classes with many international artists, including Jon Kimura Parker, Inna Faliks, Peter Serkin, and Nelson Goerner. In 2017, she participated in a study abroad program in Barcelona where she received coaching from renowned Italian pianist, Ludovica Mosca. Melissa maintains a private piano studio in the greater Portland area and frequently works as a collaborative pianist with choirs, chamber music ensembles, and soloists.

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