The Indianapolis-based American Pianists Association has announced Drew Petersen will serve as the artist-in-residence at the University of Indianapolis. The 23-year-old earned the spot after winning the 2017 American Pianists Awards.
UIndy announced the artist-in-residence program in June. Petersen will serve in the role for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years, during which time he will conduct guest lectures, master classes, public performances and private lessons for students. He will also perform with the UIndy Chamber Orchestra.
The American Pianist Awards are given every two years and includes the Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship. The fellowship comes with a recording contract with Steinway & Sons, two years of professional development assistance, performance opportunities throughout the world and a $50,000 cash prize.