Composing

April 2014 - Dragons' Odyssey Album - Chad Twedt wrote and recorded piano arrangements of video game music written by Jordan Steven for the game The Lost Angelic Chronicles of Frane: Dragons' Odyssey. Sheet music is also available! The game, a redesign of an action role-playing game originally released in Japan, will be released soon on Steam.

July 2011 - Reno, NV - Anna Koster and Anthony Fidaleo each performed a movement of my Ostinato Suite No. 2 in a concert presented by Reno Artown (500+ in attendance). Anthony played Nocturne and Anna played Chinese Tea Dance.

June 2005 - Grant -Twedt was awarded the 2005 Nevada Arts Council Fellowship Grant for the composing on my Ostinato CD. It is a $5,000 grant given to three artists in performing, literature and visual arts. My category (performing) included applicants throughout the state of Nevada in acting, set design, dancing, choreography, poetry reading, music performance, and music composition (popular, jazz, new). The main consideration the judges were focusing on is the originality and "newness" of the work.

Performing

September 2007 - Lake Tahoe, CA - Presented in concert (90-minute program) by the Tahoe Tallac Association as part of the Valhalla Arts & Music Festival. Music of Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Twedt, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Alkan, Bortkiewicz, and Ligeti. Held at the Tallac Historic Site in the Valhalla Boathouse Theater.

August 2006 - Lake Tahoe, CA - Presented in concert (90-minute program) by the Tahoe Tallac Association as part of the Valhalla Arts & Music Festival. Music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Twedt, and PDQ Bach. Held at the Tallac Historic Site in the Valhalla Boathouse Theater (Lake Tahoe).

October 2005 - Reno, NV - Presented in concert by the Nevada Arts Council and University of Nevada, Reno Department of Music. Performed 45 minutes of ostinato compositions to satisfy requirements of the 2005 Nevada Arts Council Fellowship Grant, which Twedt was awarded for composition. Dr. James Winn joined Twedt with some two-piano music and performed solos of his own by Chopin (Ballades Nos. 1 and 2).

March 2005 - Carson City, NV - Provided music for the grand opening of the Carson-Tahoe Hospital.

October 2004 - Washoe Valley, NV - Presented in concert (90-minute program) by Franktown Ranch Center for the Arts. Music of Twedt, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Alkan, Bortkiewicz and Ligeti.

September 2004 - Reno, NV - Provided music for the first Reno Air Racing Foundation fund raiser dinner ($125/plate) for an aviation scholarship, featuring Hugh Downs as the emcee and Eugene Cernan as the guest speaker (held at the Reno Hilton).

September 2004 - Las Vegas, NV - Presented in concert (90-minute program) by Clark County Parks and Community Services (held at Winchester Cultural Center. Music of Twedt, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Alkan, Bortkiewicz and Ligeti.

April 2004 - Sacramento, CA - Gave 90-minute concert at California State University, Sacramento (Capistrano Hall). Music of Twedt, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Alkan, Bortkiewicz and Ligeti.

April 2004 - Rocklin, CA - Presented in concert (90-minute program) by Sierra College Department of Music (held in Walker Hall, Sierra College). Music of Twedt, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Alkan, Bortkiewicz and Ligeti.

April 2004 - Santa Clara, CA - Gave 90-minute concert at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara (held at Mission Santa Clara). Music of Twedt, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Alkan, Bortkiewicz and Ligeti.

January 2004 - Reno, NV - Gave 90-minute concert at University of Nevada, Reno (Nightingale Concert Hall). Music of Twedt, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Alkan, Bortkiewicz and Ligeti.

Teaching, Presenting & Adjudicating

June 2015 - Gave my presentation, "The Art of Rubato," at the 2015 PMTA state conference.

April 2015 - Judged for the senior level of the PPTA Performance Competition.

February 2015 - One of my former students, Matthew Wood, was accepted to the Doctor of Musical Arts degree program at LSU.

April 2014 - Judged for the senior level of the PPTA Performance Competition.

February 2014 - Made my popular Scale & Arpeggio Fingering Cards available to purchase in packs of 5.

March 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA - Judged for the WQED Musical Kids competition.

November 2012 - Greensburg, PA - Judged for the Pennsylvania state round of the MTNA Competition (Senior levels).

September 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA - Presented The Art of Rubato (90-minute PowerPoint presentation) to the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association.

January 2011 - Reno, NV - Presented "The Art of Rubato" to the Northern Nevada Music Teachers Association.

Feb. 2010 - Student on YouTube - One of my piano students seems to be getting quite a few listens on YouTube, especially her wonderful Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 1 (mvt. 1) and Mozart Sonata K. 310 (mvt. 1) videos. To watch other videos she has put up, click here.

April 2008 - Sacramento, CA - Judged for the Sacramento Saturday Club Piano Competition at California State University, Sacramento.

November 2007 - Las Vegas, NV - Presented at the 2007 World Piano Pedagogy Conference as part of Hans Boepple's townhall committee.

April 2007 - Sacramento, CA - Judged for the "Go for the Gold" piano competition held at Sacramento State University, California.

April 2004 - Auburn, CA - Gave a presentation on composing to the Placer Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California. (held at First Baptist Church of Auburn).

Writing & Personal

July 2016 - Published a feature article in the July/August issue of Clavier Companion titled "Tone Production: Doing the Right Things For the Right Reasons" (p. 16-25).

June 2012 - Moving to Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania - My wife has graduated from medical school, and we are moving to Upper St. Clair, PA in the middle of June 2012 for her residency program in ob/gyn. I am sad to leave my friends, family and students behind, but I'm also excited about having a bigger piano studio, having my kids go to amazing public schools, and new opportunities with such a big and wonderful city.