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CA ConversionBackground PerformancesSaturday, January 26th, 7pm


Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church
700 N 16th St. Sunnyside WA 98944


Rebecca Stamm and Colleen Adent will present a varied program, performing works by Kreisler, Piazzolla, Barber and Franck. Colleen will perform a few of her solo arrangements as well as some impromptu hymn improvisations with Rebecca.

Rebecca Stamm is a versatile musician with twenty years as a freelance artist. Rebecca began her piano studies at the age of four and violin studies at the age of eight. At the age of twelve she began performing for weddings and joined the Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra, serving as concertmaster for five of the six years she was a member. When she was seventeen she won a position with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra. During high school she won regional solo and ensemble competitions as both a pianist and violinist, and also began her professional accompanying career. Rebecca received her Bachelor of Music in String Performance at Central Washington University. She went on to earn her Master of Arts in Music from Washington State University where she taught piano courses and accompanied for the music department as a graduate student. During her college education she performed as concertmaster of the university orchestras and occasionally as a featured soloist. In 2010 she was a guest soloist with the Oregon East Symphony Orchestra, playing the not often heard Concert Fantasy for Solo Violin and Orchestra by Nikolai-Rimsky Korsakov. Rebecca has played as a section member or titled chair of Oregon East Symphony Orchestra, Walla Walla Symphony Orchestra, Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, and Yakima Symphony
Orchestra. She is also in high demand as an auxiliary violinist for the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Rebecca serves as a regular musician of the worship team at her church and has a private violin and piano studio in Toppenish, WA. She is frequently sought as a coach and adjudicator locally and around the state, and currently accompanies for the Wapato School District. Rebecca’s other interests include theatre, singing opera, visual art creation, cooking, hiking, Zumba, comedy, and embracing the quest for learning as a student of life.

Masterclass with Paul Roberts

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
1:oo-4:00 p.m.
Portland Piano Company
8700 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97220

World-renown pianist, writer, lecturer and teacher Paul Roberts will present a masterclass, with students performing works of Ravel and Debussy.

As part of the class, Paul Roberts and Colleen will perform a two piano transcription of Prelude a l’apses-midi d’Un Faune. 

 The class is open to the public; reservations are not required. Refreshments will be provided.


The Program includes:
Ravel’s Noctuelles – Lauren Li
Debussy’s Etude for 5 Fingers – Eri Wong
Albinez’ Asturias from Cantos de España – Karin McCullough
Debussy’s duo piano arrangement of his “Afternoon of the Faun” by Paul Roberts and Colleen Adent



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Dennis Plies (marimba) and Colleen Adent (piano)
November 4, 2018 4:00 p.m.
Glenwood Community Church
12201 NE 72nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686


The rich, dark timbre of the marimba in combination with the piano creates a unique acoustic opportunity for listeners, whether the music be reflective or toe-tapping. This afternoon concert will feature a variety of musical offerings from both classical and sacred literature, and points between.


Dennis Plies COLLAGE DUODennis Plies received his BA in Organ Performance from Biola University, BM and MM in Percussion from American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, and doctorate in Music Performance and Pedagogy from Western Colorado University. He taught at Warner Pacific University in Portland for 37 years. Courses included Jazz Band, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Aural Skills, Functional Keyboard Skills, Pedagogy, Percussion Techniques, and Humanities Colloquy: Faith, Living & Learning. He teaches piano in his home studio, offering a combination of classical music, jazz and improvisation. When he was 14 he auditioned and soloed on marimba with the San Gabriel Valley Symphony Orchestra, also with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Band. These experiences preceded his touring Europe and Japan with the marimba. Several recordings demonstrate his marimba and vibraphone musicianship in gospel, classical, and jazz idioms. Dennis and his wife Barbara have been married since 1964. They have four children and six grandchildren. Dennis enjoys hiking, traveling, and writing. His book published in 2014 is titled Embracing the Unforeseen with themes of faith, improvisation, and dialogue.

Piano Arts in Netarts

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Piano Arts in Netarts
September 7-9, 2018
The Netarts/Ocean Firehouse

Colleen will not be playing at this concert, however, some of her arrangements will be featured by director Jill Timmons. Piano Arts in Netarts, Where the Music Meets the Sea is a wonderful opportunity to listen to beautiful music, learn from Master Classes and Lectures, and enjoy the gorgeous Oregon Coast.

For registrations and application information contact: Dr. Jill Timmons (



Sunday, July 29, 2018
at 4:00pm

Mill Plain United Methodist Church
15804 SE Mill Plain Blve.
Vancouver, WA 98684

Artello is comprised of Tatiana Kolchanova on violin and Colleen Adent on Piano. Artello will be performing a selection of works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.

Admission is free, donations are accepted.


An Evening of Chamber Music

21st Century Artist Initiative presents

An Evening of Chamber Music

Monday, June 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Dickson Estates
26700 NE 223rd St.
Battle Ground, WA 98604

Featuring Jonathan Butler, Jocelyn Zu, Laura Ha, Benjamin Dickson, Colleen Adent, and Daniel Dickson performing the works of Dvorak and Schubert.

For tickets, register on

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