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 Texas, where she accompanied ballet classes for students ranging from preschool to adults.
She now lives in Tallahassee, FL where she is an accompanist for the Florida State University School of Dance and a music/choir director and virtual worship coordinator for the United Church of Tallahassee. She is also a freelance accompanist for the FSU School of Music where she has accompanied vocal students in lessons, juries, and recitals, as well as two Student Opera Society productions, Bagatelle and Filthy Habit.
She is currently working as a summer pianist at the Houston Ballet for their 2021 Summer Intensive Program.
Adeline graduated summa cum laude from Messiah University 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 and improvisation with Kirk Reese. She was the pianist for the Messiah University Wind Ensemble and Messiah University 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 University 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”