Program Title – An Adventure Through Time, from Bach to Rachmaninov.
Annsley Edwards began studying piano at five years old and has been playing for sixteen years. She studied under her mother, Brenda Edwards until the age of fourteen then began lessons with Gavin Taylor. Proficient in violin, Annsley was a member of the Jacksonville Youth Symphony for seven seasons under the direction of conductor Scott Gregg. Throughout high school she actively competed in competitions such as MTNA, and Federation, in which she received straight superiors in the solo and concerto categories. Annsley won the Greater Jacksonville Concerto and solo competitions in 2006, and also won the Mary Elizabeth Land piano competition in 2007, receiving a Hamilton upright piano as her prize. In the spring of 2008 she performed at Carnegie Hall with the University of North Florida Wind Symphony. In April of 2011, she returned with them to perform at Lincoln Center, also gave a solo recital at the Steinway Hall.
Annsley has given recitals in Chicago and Peoria, Illinois, Atlanta, and New York, as well as toured Italy in 2011, 2012, and 2013 with Musica nelle Marche, a full immersion music and language program under the direction of Linda Hirt. Annsley is a graduate of the University of North Florida, where she studied under Dr. Gary Smart. Having taught privately for 15 years, Annsley also does piano workshops and summer camps. She is in her fourth year as the Music Teacher at San Jose Catholic School, and her first year as the English Parish Music Director at San Jose Catholic Church.
The Flagler Room is inside the main Flagler College campus at 74 King Street and to the left after you have entered the main building (passed the decorative fountain in the courtyard and up the six or so steps to the main entrance)