A native of Bozeman, Montana, pianist April Sun currently pursues post-graduate studies in piano performance and pedagogy with Dr. Daniel Shapiro at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she recently completed her master's degree. Her primary teachers have included Henry Campbell, Susan Keith Gray, and Paul Barnes. April has received top prizes in numerous solo, chamber, and concerto competitions, and has performed with the Bozeman, Great Falls, South Dakota, and UNL symphonic orchestras, and with the Chiara and Skyros string quartets. April completed her Bachelor of Arts in music with minors in both English and Art History at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln, and was invited to perform in China as a cultural ambassador. Away from the piano, she enjoys hiking, board games, travel, and food with spirit(s). She is also fond of fainting goats.