William Chapman Nyaho

Instructor of Piano, Interlochen Arts Camp

D.M.A., Piano Performance and Literature, University of Texas at Austin;  M.M., Piano Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music; M.A., B.A., Honour School of Music, Oxford University, UK

Ghanaian American William Chapman Nyaho received his degrees from St. Peter's College, Oxford University (UK), the Eastman School of Music and the University of Texas at Austin. He also studied at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, Switzerland. He has been a North Carolina Visiting Artist, an Associate Professor at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette holding the Heymann Endowed Professorship. His awards include the Distinguished Professor Award and the Acadiana Arts Council Distinguished Artist Award. He has served on the faculties of Colby College, Willamette University and is currently on the Adamant Music School faculty. Chapman Nyaho has performed in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and North America. His recordings include SENKU: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent, ASA: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent and Aaron Copland: Music For Two Pianos. He has compiled and edited a critically acclaimed five-volume graded anthology Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora published by Oxford University Press.