Logan Skelton is a much sought-after pianist, teacher and composer whose work has received international
critical acclaim. As a performer, Skelton has concertized widely in the United States,
Europe and Asia and has been featured on many public radio and television stations
including NPR's "Audiophile Audition," "Performance Today," "All Things Considered,"
and "Morning Edition," as well as on radio in China and national television in Romania.
He has recorded numerous discs for Centaur, Albany, Crystal, Blue Griffin, Supertrain,
and Naxos Records, the latter two consisting of collaborations with fellow composer-pianist
William Bolcom. Skelton regularly has appeared in such festival settings as Gina Bachauer,
Amalfi Coast, Gijón, Eastman, Tunghai, Chautauqua, American Romanian, Eastern, New
Orleans, Poland International, Indiana University, Hilton Head, and the Prague International
Piano Masterclasses. He is a popular presenter at music teacher organizations including
numerous appearances at MTNA national conventions and EPTA World Piano Conferences.
Moreover, he has given countless performances and masterclasses at colleges and conservatories
throughout the world. He is a frequent juror for international piano competitions.
As a pianist, Skelton has a particular love for the music of Béla Bartók, a composer
whose works he has explored with great fascination for many years. In recent years
he has contributed substantially to the upcoming Gershwin critical editions of Concerto
in F and Rhapsody in Blue. Other piano projects include completing an unfinished suite
of Mozart, and a free arrangement of Liszt’s Dante Sonata. As a composer, Skelton
has a special affinity for art song, having composed nearly two hundred songs, including
numerous song cycles, many of which have been recorded commercially and performed
internationally. A devoted teacher himself, Skelton has been repeatedly honored by
the University of Michigan, including in 2003 the Harold Haugh Award for excellence
in studio teaching, and most recently in 2017 with the Arthur F. Thurnau named professorship,
among the highest honors given to faculty members at the university. Skelton’s own
piano students and former students have won awards in many national and international
competitions. His former students hold positions of prominence in music schools and
conservatories throughout the world. He has served on the faculties of Manhattan School
of Music, Missouri State University, and is currently Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
of Piano and Director of Doctoral Studies in Piano Performance at the University of