Adeline Rose Saylor is a ballet pianist, classical and jazz musician, composer, and songwriter. She began her career in dance accompaniment at the Houston Ballet in Houston, TX, where she accompanied ballet classes for students ranging from preschoolers to semi-professional adults. She currently lives in Tallahassee, FL where she is an accompanist for the Florida State University School of Dance, the music and choir director at the United Church of Tallahassee, and a freelance collaborative pianist and piano teacher.
Adeline is currently working virtually during the 2020 pandemic, offering online lessons, recording accompaniment tracks for vocalists and instrumentalists, creating virtual worship videos for her church, and running a virtual choir. She is also working to create an original CD of music for dance, with accompanying sheet music.
Adeline graduated summa cum laude from Messiah College in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. During her time there she studied classical piano with Ya Ting Chang, collaborative piano with Dr. Patrice Ewoldt, and jazz piano/improvisation with Kirk Reese. She was the pianist for the Messiah College Wind Ensemble and Messiah College Jazz Fusion band as well as a collaborative pianist for both the music and theatre departments, where she accompanied instrumental and vocal soloists, chamber ensembles, and large ensembles (such as Messiah's Opera Workshop). She was also the rehearsal pianist for a full-length musical, Babes in Arms.
Adeline is also a composer and songwriter and has written for many different instruments and ensembles, such as clarinet, oboe, cello, string quartet, brass ensemble, solo piano, and choir. Adeline studied composition at Messiah College with Bruce Yurko, and songwriting at the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, TN with Rick Elias.
“Art is the thing that makes truth new all over again”