Collaborative pianist Aimee Fincher is an experienced chamber musician, collaborator, and large ensemble pianist. She enjoys performing wide-ranging styles, from Bach and Schubert to Frank Zappa, John Cage, George Antheil, and Jason Robert Brown. Dr. Fincher frequently performs as a member of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra; recent performances include the Alabama premiere of John Adams’ Absolute Jest in 2019 and John Cage’s Credo in US in 2020.
Together with her duo partner, violinist Hannah Leland, Dr. Fincher released Duo Odéon’s debut album, Specter, in 2018 on the Sono Luminus label. The album features premiere recordings of unpublished manuscripts by the composer George Antheil and the violinist Werner Gebauer. She can also be heard on Summit records’ album, Table for Three at Chez Janou, in collaboration with Arizona State University brass professor John Ericson and professor emeritus Douglas Yeo.
Dr. Fincher earned her doctorate in collaborative piano at Arizona State University, and performance and pedagogy degrees from the University of Alabama and the University of South Carolina, where her professors included Andrew Campbell, Russell Ryan, and Scott Price.
Prior to joining the faculty at Northern Arizona University, Dr. Fincher worked at Oakwood University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville and as the company manager at Huntsville Ballet.