Classical Keyboard Collage

 Classical Keyboard Collage


You are invited to an uplifting afternoon of music by J.S. Bach, Franz Schubert, and Howard Whitaker featuring Dennis Plies playing marimba and Colleen Adent on the piano.

Mr. Plies has been a professor of music at Warner Pacific College for more than 35 years. He has taught aural skills and piano, directed jazz ensembles, and taught a popular humanities course. He has had a lifelong interest in the art of teaching, having written his doctoral dissertation on the pedagogy of jazz improvisation.  He performs regularly as a jazz artist.

Ms. Adent is a classically trained, improvisationally minded pianist. She is a freelance musician, with over 35 years experience as a performer, arranger, and teacher and acclaimed as one of the PacificNorthwest’s accomplished pianists.

Date: Sunday, October 16, from 3:00 – 4:15 pm

Where: Warner Pacific College, McGuire Auditorium (SE 68th Avenue & Division, Portland)

Tickets: $10 at the Door

T & T House Concert/Party

CA performance Recital 300x90 T & T House Concert/PartySaturday, October 1, at 5pm

33605 NE 23rd St.
Washougal, WA 98671

Tony & Tatiana present:

T & T House Concert/Party

in Program:

  • Colleen Adent -Piano, Dale Tolliver – Cello, Tatiana Kolchanova – Violin & Piano
  • Students Recital
  • Jam Session


Grilled chicken and vegetables, smoked ribs, salad and some beverages will be provided.
Bring your own dish and or beverages if you wish.
Bring your instruments for the jam!

A $10 donation is suggested and appreciated.

Please RSVP to Colleen Adent at

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 benefiting the School of Piano Technology for the Blind in Vancouver, WA.

Date: Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location:  Mill Creek Pub, Battle Ground, WA

*UPDATE: Colleen’s performance at Mill Creek Pub has been CANCELLED. Please support the other wonderful musicians you find playing there and enjoy the Keys to the City event!*

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

Ten Grands On The Green

One stage, one night, ten of the most accomplished pianists in the world performing music we all love- from Classical, Jazz, New Age, to Pop Contemporary- arranged by brilliant composer and musician Michael Allen Harrison.

Colleen will be one of the featured pianists as well as the arranger for two of the numbers played this evening!


Date:  Sunday, July 31st

Time: 6:00pm

Location:  Reserve Vineyard and Golf Club



Cliburn Play Through Concert

This is my final play-though concert before heading off to Texas for the Van Cliburn Amateur competition.  It will be presented free of charge, and no reservations are necessary.  Hope to see you there!

  Sunday, June 12th @ 7:30 pm – Glenwood Community Church, Vancouver, WA

Click here for directions: Glenwood Community Church.

Cliburn Play-Through Concerts

Cliburn RepPiano 225x300 Cliburn Play Through Concerts

Four opportunities to hear Colleen play through music     being prepared for the Van Cliburn Competition!!

     Friday, May 20th @ 7:30pm – SW Portland home concert.  RSVP:

     Sunday, May 22nd @ 7:30pm – SW Portland home concert.  RSVP:

     Friday, June 3rd @ 7:00pm – Vancouver home concert.  RSVP:

Due to limited seating, RSVP is required for the     home concerts. For location and seat availability, please contact me at .

        Sunday, June 12th @ 7:30 pm – Glenwood Community Church.    No reservations necessary.


Colleen Adent & Neil Patton

Colleen Adent in concert with award-winning Pandora artist, Neil Patton. The evening will feature Neil performing his own compositions, and Colleen performing from the classical repertoire, plus plenty of improv, both solo and together at the piano.

Friday, March 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Glenwood Community Church, 12201 NE 72nd Ave., Vancouver, WA

Free Admission!

Artist product will be available for purchase.


More info, contact:


Energy & Restraint

Announcing a classically oriented concert of marimba and piano music, with Dennis Plies and Colleen Adent as soloists and collaboratively. You will hear pieces by composers that include Brahms, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schubert, Piazzola and Gershwin.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

7:00 pm

West Hills Covenant Church
5815 SW Gillchrest Ct.,
Portland, OR  97221


Sunday, January 17, 2016

3:00 pm

Michelle’s Piano Company


Seattle Ten Grands 2016

Ten pianos.  Ten pianists.  One amazing evening!

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

7:00 pm

Benaroyal Hall