William D. Hume

OBJECTIVE: I am an enthusiastic and passionate pianist striving to be a 21st Century leader in the musical arts. I aspire to become a professional musician, educator, and music advocate while exploring new ways of connecting with audiences and expanding the public’s knowledge of classical music. My other interests include chamber music and collaboration, teaching, composition, and entrepreneurship.  DOWNLOAD PDF RESUME


  • Featured Soloist and Recitalist
  • Chamber Musician and Collaborative Performer
  • Accompanist for Individuals and Groups
  • Communication – Public Speaking and Writing


  • Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY  (Anticipated May 2018)
    Bachelor of Music in Applied Music, Piano Performance, Primary Teacher – Alan Chow
  • Graduate, Carlisle High School, Carlisle, PA, 2014


  • Internships
    Education | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Aug to Dec 2017) – Concert production, outreach activities, guest artist engagement
    Operations | Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (May to Jul 2017) – Concert operations, marketing and preparation for artists, music, audience, venues, and crew
  • Arts Leadership Certificate Fellow  (2016-present)
    ESM Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program – Courses and workshops in arts advocacy, promotion, audience engagement and entrepreneurship
  • Moderator & Mentor  (2016-present)
    ESM – studio Facebook site creator/moderator; post studio related information and coordinate activities; mentor and coach underclassmen
  • Academy Member  (2015-present)
    International Academy of Performing Arts and Sciences | ENKOR International Competition Jury
    Recognized as a past winner and rising star, privileged to evaluate annual competitors


  • Composer and Music Editor  (2015-present)
    Course work in music technology, film scoring, innovation and public speaking; experience creating/editing original compositions for piano and short films; experience with LogicPro digital audio workstation software
  • Web Page Developer/Publisher   (2012-present)
    Create and sustain web sites using WordPress and YouTube; experience producing audio/video files, organizing and updating information, and publishing regular blog posts, instructional videos and commentary on music; experience with Apple and Microsoft OS and production software


  • Performer, Guest Speaker & Accompanist supporting K-12 & Educational Events (2013-present)
    Develop and perform educational focused recitals to introduce and promote classical music; speak to K-12 students, and accompany elementary/middle/high school orchestras and choirs
  • Performer supporting Fundraising Events  (2011-present)
    Support music related non-profits (e.g. Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs, Harmonia Music Assoc., and the Wednesday Club) raise money for organizational activities and student scholarships
  • Performer supporting Philanthropic Concerts and Recitals   (2005-present)
    Perform for underprivileged and elderly at local churches, nursing homes and the Salvation Army

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Carlisle Town Band, planned November 2018
Ravel Concerto in G Major, Harrisburg Symphony Concerto Competition Finalist, January 2014
Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Williamsburg Choral Guild and Orchestra, November 2013
Grieg Piano Concerto Op. 16 in A minor, Northern Neck Orchestra, February 2013
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra, Oct & Nov 2012
Grieg Piano Concerto Op. 16 in A minor, Liberty Academy of the Arts Orchestra, May 2012
Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D minor, Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra, April & May 2012
Mendelssohn Concerto Op. 25 No. 1, Hershey Symphony Concerto Competition finalist, 2010

Presentation & Solo Recital, Elizabethtown College Summer Music Camp, Elizabethtown, PA, July 2017
Solo Recital, Falcons Landing Retirement Home, Sterling, VA, July 2017
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Pre-Show Music, Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA, June 2017
Collaborative Recital, Harmonia Music Association, Lebanon, PA, May 14, 2017
Junior Recital, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, April 2017
Collaborative Recital, First United Methodist Church Concert Series, Hershey, PA,  March 2017
Solo Recital, Falcons Landing Retirement Home, Sterling, VA, August 21, 2016
Collaborative Recital, Newville Church of the Brethren, Newville, PA, July 31, 2016
Solo Recital, University of Cambridge Trinity College, Cambridge, England, July 14, 2016
Accompanist, West Shore Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert, Camp Hill, PA, July 11, 2016
Accompanist, West Shore Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert, Boiling Springs, PA, July 9, 2016
Adamant Music School Masterclasses with John O’Conor, Adamant, VT, June 28 – July 2, 2016
Collaborative Recital, All Grieg Recital, Carlisle, PA, June 15, 2016
Solo Performance, Carlisle Musical Arts Club, Carlisle, PA, June 14, 2016
Featured Guest Artist, Solo and Collaborative Recital, Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs 2016
Biennial Convention and Board of Directors’ Meeting, Sayre, PA, April 20-23, 2016
Non-Degree Recital, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, April 2, 2016
Solo Recital, Subscribers’ Soiree, Grand County Concert Series, Tabernash, CO, March 6, 2016
Solo Recital, Young People’s Concert, Grand County Concert Series, Tabernash, CO, March 5, 2016
Non-Degree Recital, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, February 14, 2016
Solo Recital, Wednesday Club Concert, Camp Hill, PA, January 9, 2016
Multiple solo-recitals and Christmas concerts, Salvation Army and local nursing homes, Carlisle, PA, December 2015
Voice and Opera Recitals (piano accompaniment), Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, September 2015
Solo Recital & Fundraising for Student Scholarships, Harmonia Music Association, Lebanon, PA, August 23, 2015
Duo Piano Performance, Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, December 2014
Solo Recital, Wednesday Club Recital, Camp Hill, PA, August 17, 2014
Solo Performance, Arts Fest Recital, Harrisburg, PA, May 24, 2014
Solo Performance, Wednesday Club Recital, Camp Hill, PA, March 9, 2014
Solo Performance and accompanist, First Night, Carlisle, PA, December 31, 2013
Solo Recital, Carlisle Musical Arts Club Concert, Dickinson College Rubendall Hall, Carlisle, PA, September 15, 2013

NYU Steinhardt Summer Piano Intensive, New York, NY, 2017
Adamant Summer Piano Masterclass Series with John O’Conor, Adamant, VT, 2016
Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen, CO, 2014
Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brunswick, ME, 2013
Southeastern Piano Festival, Columbia, SC, 2013
Washington International Piano Festival, Catholic University, Washington DC, 2012
Chamber Music Institute, Richmond, VA, 2012
InterHarmony International Music Festival, Arcidosso, Tuscany, Italy, 2012
Ithaca College Summer Piano Institute, Ithaca, NY, 2011
Elizabethtown College Music Summer Camp, Elizabethtown, PA, 2008, 2009, and 2010

National Public Radio “From the Top,” Show 256, Grapevine, TX, June, 2012

John O’Conor, Jun/Jul 2016; Nelita True, Dec 2014; Joong-Han Jung, Oct 2014; Elinor Freer, Sep 2014; Julian Martin, Jul 2014; Joseph Yungen, Jun 2014; Anna Polonsky, Apr 2014; Ann Schein, Mar 2014; Barry Snyder, Oct 2013; Slawomir Dobrzanski, Oct 2013; Matti Raekallio, Jul 2013; Sergei Babayan, Jun 2013; Paul Badura-Skoda, May 2013; John O’Conor, Mar 2013; Frank Pavese, Jul 2012; Marian Hahn, Jul 2012; Jennifer Hayghe, Jul 2011

The American Prize | Semi-finalist, Piano Solo, College Division (final results pending), 2017
Dean’s/Director’s List, Eastman School of Music,  2015
International ENKOR Academy Jury Member, 2015 to present
Howard Hanson National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman Kelley Award, Regional Winner, 2014
The American Prize 1st Place Piano Performance Solo (High School Division), 2nd Place Piano Performance Concerto (Professional Division), August 2014
ENKOR Piano and Violin Competition First Prize Winner, August 2014
Recipient of the Joseph L. and Vivian E. Steele Scholarship Fund and the Lou Drane Scholarship Fund, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, 2014
New Jersey Young Artist Piano Competition Denise Hitchens Memorial First Prize, June 2014
National Federation of Music Clubs Gwladys Comstock First Place Award, 2014
Recipient of the Edna Thornton Martin and Catherine Steck Scholarship, 2014-2018
National Federation of Music Clubs Thelma Byrum Piano Award, 2014
National Federation of Music Clubs Marilyn Caldwell Piano Solo Award, 2014
Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs Stillman Kelley Award Winner, 2014
Harrisburg Symphony Rising Stars Concerto Competition Finalist, 2014
National YoungArts Foundation Winner, 2014
Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Finalist and 2nd Place Winner, March 2013
American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition 2nd Place Winner; performed at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, New York, NY, March 2013
Olympic Challenge 2013 Competition First Degree Winner; performed at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, February 2013
Kennedy Center Performance, August 2012
Performed on National Public Radio Program “From the Top” Show 256, June 2012
York High School Falcon Band Award, Outstanding Soloist & Most Outstanding Sophomore Musician 2011-2012
Virginia Lions Club Bland Scholarship Competition Winner: 1st Place-Local, Regional, District Levels; 3rd Place-State Level, 2012
Senior Division Outstanding Performance Award, the Williamsburg Music Club, March 2012
Recipient of National School Orchestra Award, May 2011
Hershey Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition Finalist, 2010
Elizabethtown College Music Camp Piano Student of the Camp, 2009

Eastman School of Music Dean’s/Director’s List, Carlisle High School 2014 Graduate (Honors), National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, French National Honor Society, Scholastic Arts and Writing Gold Key Award Recipient, and Cross Country Varsity Letter recipient. 

Solo pianist for fundraising events, nursing homes, Salvation Army, and military functions in central Pennsylvania; pianist for Carlisle Area School District on breaks; former member of Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra, Carlisle High School Orchestra, Symphonic and Jazz Bands; choir accompanist, Shakespeare Troupe and Coffeehouse Performer, pit band member for musicals, accompanist for county and district orchestras and choirs; orchestra cellist since grade four.

Ann Schein, Eastman School of Music, 2016-present; Barry Snyder, Eastman School of Music, 2014-2016; Dr. Carol Aicher, Manhattan School of Music, 2008-present; Dr. Jennifer Blyth, Dickinson College, 2013-2014 and 2009-2011; Dr. Anna Kijanowska, College of William and Mary, 2011-2013; Teresa Compos-Falk, Yorktown, VA, 2011-2012; Mrs. Carol Turner, Carlisle, PA, 2006-2009; Mrs. Mary Jo Prouty, Lorton, VA, 2003-2006

Harmonia Music Association, Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs, The Wednesday Club

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