INDIANAPOLIS - The University of Indianapolis has announced a partnership with the Indianapolis-based American Pianists Association to name Emmet Cohen an Artist-in-Residence. Cohen will provide lessons to students, teach master classes and host performances for the next two years.

Cohen will visit the University of Indianapolis campus for one week for each of the next four semesters beginning in Fall 2019.

“The Artist-in-Residence program is a wonderful opportunity to connect our students with the expertise and talent of the American Pianists Association to help them navigate from the classroom to the concert hall. I am excited to continue this partnership that creates a space for musical exploration for the entire community,” said University of Indianapolis President Robert Manuel in a news release. “We look forward to welcoming Emmet to campus in the fall.”

Cohen is the 2019 American Pianists Awards winner and recipient of the Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz. The Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz provides Cohen with a prize valued at $100,000 to assist him as he builds his musical career. It includes $50,000 in cash, a recording contract with Mack Avenue Records, two years of professional development assistance and performance opportunities worldwide.