William Chapman Nyaho is Piano Spheres’ Leonard Stein Resident Artist for 2022/23. Dr. Chapman Nyaho is a Ghanaian American concert pianist specializing in solo piano music by composers from Africa and the African diaspora.
Dr. Nyaho earned his degrees from St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, M.M. from the Eastman School of Music and D.M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He also studied at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, Switzerland. Chapman Nyaho currently serves on the faculty at Pacific Lutheran University and runs his private piano studio in Seattle. Washington. He is also on the summer faculty of Interlochen Center for the Arts. His professional experience includes being a North Carolina Visiting Artist and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he held the Heymann Endowed Professorship and was the recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award. He has served as Visiting Professor of Piano at Colby College, Maine, Artist-in-Residence at Willamette University, Oregon and piano professor at Adamant Music School, Vermont. As an active solo recitalist, a member of the Nyaho/Garcia Duo, a chamber musician and lecturer, his passion is advocating music by composers of the African Diaspora. Dr. Nyaho is also the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). https://dianesaldick.com/william-chapman-nyaho/