Mayen Akpan
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  • Houston, TX
  • United States
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SophiePan and Mayen Akpan are now friends
May 27
Mayen Akpan replied to KenNickels's discussion Alternate music for Xin Li's animation in the group Film Music
"WOW, BLESS YOU FOR THIS INFORMATION!!! i will check out the lists now!! :) :) :)"
Sep 14, 2015
Mayen Akpan replied to KenNickels's discussion Alternate music for Xin Li's animation in the group Film Music
"Ok yes Sir - I only use videos in the public domain, for now - to comply w/ copyright laws :) Thanks for you help and insight :) ~mayen"
Sep 13, 2015
Mayen Akpan replied to KenNickels's discussion Alternate music for Xin Li's animation in the group Film Music
"What software do i need to download a video, strip it of the music, then add my music to it? Thank you"
Sep 13, 2015
Mayen Akpan might attend Harmonia's event
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Composition: New Psalm Contest at Online submission of score

October 1, 2015 all day
Church of the Servant 2015 New Psalm Contest  In an effort to encourage Psalm-singing, Church of the Servant invites congregational songwriters to submit a Psalm-based song to its 2015 COS New Psalm Contest. The winner will receive a $500 award. There is no entry fee and the contest is open to all.Submissions must be emailed or postmarked by October 1, 2015.Contest results will be made public by December 1, 2015.The song will be premiered in worship on January 31, 2016. Church of the Servant is…See More
Sep 13, 2015
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Oct 24, 2014
Mayen Akpan left a comment for Greta Funk
"WOW, Frau Funk, auch schrieben Sie "Gerron"??!?! I love that one second out of all the entries!! I love the Romantic musik so much!! :-) :-) :-) You are a talented composer, indeed! :-) Well done! :-) Can I buy your recordings of the…"
Apr 3, 2014
Greta Funk left a comment for Mayen Akpan
"Thank you so much for your compliment. I am very happy about it. Good that there are still people, who love romantic music. Greetings from Zurich in Switzerland."
Apr 2, 2014
Mayen Akpan left a comment for Greta Funk
"I listened to your Valse Sentimentale........ FANTASTICALLY-AWESOMELY-BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) :-) :-)  Do you sell the mp3 of it - I love it SO much!! ^_^"
Apr 2, 2014
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Jan 25, 2014
Mayen Akpan left a comment for Michaela Gleason
"Wow! Michaela, tu sorridi illumina una stanza!  :) ciao bella"
Jan 25, 2014
Stefaan Himpe left a comment for Mayen Akpan
"Hello Mayen Akpan, nice to meet you :)"
Jan 25, 2014
Mayen Akpan and EAR are now friends
Jan 25, 2014
EAR left a comment for Mayen Akpan
"Dear Mayen Akpans,  many thanks for you kind words. You are most gracious. Looking forward to hear your works."
Jan 25, 2014
Mayen Akpan commented on Harmonia's blog post * Simply Stunning - Composition Competition
"How do I get mp3 from Sibelius composition software - message me, por favor :-)"
Jan 25, 2014
Mayen Akpan commented on Harmonia's blog post * Simply Stunning - Composition Competition
"I'm gonna try for this :-)"
Jan 25, 2014

Music is magic! Music is transformative! Music makes the mood!

These are all beliefs of Mayen Akpan: avid classical musician, recitalist, composer and experienced music instructor.

Mayen began her piano studies on accident. During her time on the swim team (2001), her friends influenced her musical palette with alternative rock music. She was inspired to learn how to play the drums, but was instead convinced to temporarily take piano lessons, as a precursor. Since that ‘accident’, Mayen has never looked back at her initial drumming desires, but has had her life so impressionably shaped by piano and classical music that she has decided to mold a career centered around it.

Mayen has enjoyed teaching piano since 2007 (ages 4 to adult). She is extremely patient, accommodating, and loves helping others to discover the joys of musical arts.

Mayen also engages in activity with other musical instruments: Clarinet (since 2002), and Voice (since 2010). Mayen has an electrifying zeal for opera, piano, and orchestral music. She also has a flair for languages; she is able to read, write, and speak Mandarin-Chinese and German.

While studying engineering in college, Mayen sustained her passion for music by serving as the principal clarinetist in the Sinfonietta Student Orchestra (2009-2013). She continued piano lessons, studying under doctoral piano students from 2008 to 2013, and recently served as the vice president of the newly-formed Penn State Liszt Society. Mayen was also involved as a principal keyboardist for the 2011 Penn State theater production: My Favorite Year. She also thoroughly delighted being part of the Fall 2013 Penn State Percussion II Ensemble, where she played the marimba and bells, for the first time!

All of Mayen’s many musical experiences have developed her into a promising composer. She composes for jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, piano, orchestra, voice (classical, pop, RnB, blues, rock, folk, country), and marimba. She is currently orchestrating her first, originally-written piano concerto. 

Mayen utilizes her past personal experiences to encourage everyone to pursue their dreams, and embrace their individuality, whole-heartedly and without apology.

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At 3:03am on April 2, 2014, Greta Funk said…

Thank you so much for your compliment. I am very happy about it. Good that there are still people, who love romantic music. Greetings from Zurich in Switzerland.

At 3:26pm on January 25, 2014, Stefaan Himpe said…

Hello Mayen Akpan, nice to meet you :)

At 11:42am on January 25, 2014, EAR said…

Dear Mayen Akpans,  many thanks for you kind words. You are most gracious.

Looking forward to hear your works.

At 6:15am on January 25, 2014, EAR said…

Welcome to VA.

 
 
 

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