1804, 2018

April Showers Bring. . . Rainbows

Hello all!

As April goes skating by, I wanted to let you know about a couple of upcoming concerts:

  • Saturday, April 21, at 4:00 p.m. – Benefit Concert at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Camas, WA
    This is a Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert sponsored by the  Clark County Music Teachers Association.
    The Vancouver Piano Trio will perform and I will also be playing my arrangement of Over the Rainbow.
    For more information, see the Facebook event page

Speaking of Over the Rainbow, there are just two weeks left to the publishing contest! If you haven’t had a chance to pick up your copy of my arrangement, you can get it right here You can even leave a review, which helps other people find my music!

  • Saturday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. Ten Grands – Seattle at Benaroya Hall
    We are taking our Ten Grands show on the road! If you are near Seattle or enjoy driving, I highly recommend this opportunity! Benaroya Hall is a beautiful location and the Seattle Symphony are wonderful hosts!
    Tickets can be found through the Seattle Symphony at

In other exciting news, I’ve started a public Facebook page! You can now “like” my page at to keep up to date with the latest concert info, photos, and news!

Wishing you bountiful, beautiful May flowers!


803, 2018

Over the Rainbow

Hello friends, near and far!

It is my pleasure to announce that my arrangement of Over The Rainbow (from the Wizard of Oz) is now available for purchase through SMP Press!

Pianist Michael Allen Harrison has dubbed Over The Rainbow as my signature piece, describing it as a melding of my classical training and “heartfelt improvisational style.” As a Ten Grands artist, I’ve had opportunity to perform this piece as part of the Ten Grands show not only in Portland, OR, but in Seattle, WA and West Palm Beach, FL as well. There have been many requests for the arrangement, but due to copyright restrictions, I’ve been unable to share it – until now!!

Here’s the fun twist: I’ve entered this piece in a contest with SMP Press! The contest runs from March 1 through April 27, 2018 and winners are determined by the highest number of orders in each category (this piece being in the piano category). The winner will receive a cash prize as well as mentions on the SMP website, the SMP newsletter and social media.

If you are interested in purchasing the piece for yourself or someone you know, NOW IS THE TIME to check out the link below!

Of course, you are more than welcome to share this link with anyone you know who may be interested, and if you are willing to post reviews, please feel free! The option is available on the link above, and your comments will be helpful to other Sheet Music Plus customers.

Thank you so much for your support and interest in my musical pursuits, and may your days be filled with over-the-rainbow delights!



1301, 2018

Welcome, 2018!

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Hello friends, far and wide!

Happy New Year to all of you! I wanted to take a quick moment to let you know that I’ve been quietly working away on a few new projects. Most recently I’ve been turning my attention to arrangements for voice and piano. Several of these arrangements will be performed on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at a concert which is part of the “Classics and Croissants “concert series held at Classic Pianos’ Recital Hall. Janice Johnson, soprano, and Jill Timmons, pianist, will be presenting a program featuring American poets and composers – from the art song to Broadway. I’ll be there and would love to see you there as well! (The concert starts at 10:00 a.m. with refreshments and reception to follow. Reserve your seats with Peggie at Classic Pianos)

While arranging and teaching keeps me busy, I’m also delighted to have performance opportunities! Here’s a quick rundown on when and where I’ll be performing this spring:

(Performing with Tatiana Kolchanova, violinist) Concert details to be updated soon.

  • Ten Grands Performances:

Palm Beach, FL @ Kravis Center – Sunday, February 19, 2018

Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium – Saturday, March 30, 2018

Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall – Saturday, May 12

Vancouver Piano Trio perform Dvorak and Mendelssohn,

March 3, March 4 and March 11

Magenta Theater – April 15th

Old Church at Noon Series – April 18th

Victoria Racz, oboe, Dale Tolliver, cello, Colleen Adent, piano


Wishing each and every one of you the best of the best, and I hope to see you in the coming year!


1803, 2017

Ten Grands 2017

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Hello friends! It’s four short weeks away . . . mark your calendars, set a reminder, grab your friends! Saturday, April 15th, 7pm,

You won’t want to miss Ten Grands!

Ten Grands is a benefit concert for Michael Allen Harrison’s Snowman Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing instruments, instruction and inspiration to deserving children. 

Saturday, April 15th, 7pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

This will be my 3rd year to participate with Michael Allen Harrison and friends. From jazz to inspirational, from boogie-woogie to classical, you’ll hear terrific performances by some of the area’s top talent.  And, I’ve arranged and will be playing an 8-hands number with three uber-talented teens as well!  It promises to be another great Ten Grands show and I look forward to seeing you there!


Tickets are available here at all levels.


“The fact that children can make 
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1812, 2016

A Christmas Gift

In recent days, I’ve been drawn to this old Christmas song, and wanted to share this bit of improvisation with you.

I wonder as I wander out under the sky, How Jesus the Savior did come for to die, For poor, orn’ry people like you and like I; I wonder as I wander out under the sky . . .

This is my gift to you, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

2707, 2016

Keys To The City 2016

Colleen is one of several pianists slated to perform at Mill Creek Pub in Battle Ground as part of Keys To The City, a fundraising event benefitting the School of Piano Technology for the Blind in Vancouver, WA.

Date: Sunday, Aug 7th, 2016

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location:  Mill Creek Pub, Battle Ground, WA

TIPS are encouraged!  All tips received will be matched not only once by Mill Creek Pub, but a second time by DeWils in support of the school!  Grab your friends and family and come on down!

The event takes place over 10 days, with different pianists each evening.  For more information, visit