Dr. Jared A. Pierce is known as one of Utah’s rising generation of engaging, versatile, and entertaining pianists, composers, and teachers. His has been featured on concerts throughout the world, including with orchestras and choirs in Spain, France, Portugal, Vietnam, and throughout the United States. Recent collaborations include internationally renowned artists Nathan Pacheco, Øystein Baadsvik, Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot, The Nashville Tribute Band, The Bonner Family, and many more. Jared is currently the accompanist for the Utah Chamber Artists and a member of the American Piano Quartet.
Jared has recorded a number albums with various international artists. In 2021, he released his solo debut album, Christmas Piano with Shadow Mountain Records. In 2019, he released Be Still My Soul with trumpeter Jason Bergman on MSR Classics. MusicWeb International described his playing and arrangement of I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus as “very fine” and “top class.” His playing has been featured on numerous radio and television programs including Highway 89 with Steven Kapp Perry and BYUtv’s Grace Notes hosted by Elaine Bradley. His compositions are available on his website jaredpiercemusic.com
Some of his solo piano accomplishments include first place in the 2014 Arne Oldberg Competition, first place in the 2013 SummerArts Solo Piano Competition, the 2010 Earl and Marilyn Kruschke prize for piano, first place in the 2008 CSU Stanislaus Concerto Competition, and first place in the 2006 Merced Symphony Concerto Competition. As a collaborative pianist, Jared has been a recipient of numerous prizes including the “Grand Prix de la Ville de Tours” of the Florilège Vocal de Tours 2014 & 2015 International Choir Competitions.
Mr. Pierce is coordinator of group piano studies and a member of the piano performance faculty at Brigham Young University. He received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Utah, a Master of Music in piano performance from BYU, and a Bachelor of Music from California State University, Stanislaus. His teachers include Susan Duehlmeier, Heather Conner, Irene Peery-Fox, and Stephen Thomas. He has performed in the master classes of Ingrid Fliter, Nelita True, Norman Krieger, Alexander Tselyakov, and Jon Nakamatsu. He also spent two summers at the Aspen Music Festival & School studying with renowned pedagogues Ann Schein, Anton Nel, and Gabriel Chodos.