Logan Skelton is a much sought-after pianist, teacher, and composer whose work has received international critical acclaim. As a performer, Skelton has concertized widely in the United States, Europe, and Asia and has been featured on many public radio and television stations. He has recorded numerous discs for Centaur, Albany, Crystal, Blue Griffin, and Naxos Records and is a frequent juror for international piano competitions.
Reviewers have repeatedly noted Skelton’s “superb, wonderfully subtle and elegant playing” (American Record Guide). As a composer, Skelton has a special affinity for art song, having composed well over one hundred songs, including numerous song cycles. Critics have noted the close fusion of text and music in Skelton’s songs and how words are “illuminated with brilliance and deep emotional power” (American Record Guide). Others have found “joy—a night unto ecstatic joy … in word and sound-play” (Dial M for Musicology).
A devoted teacher himself, his own piano students have repeatedly won awards in many national and international competitions. Skelton’s former students hold positions of prominence in music schools and conservatories throughout the world. He has served on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music, Missouri State University, and is currently Professor of Piano and Director of Doctoral Studies in Piano Performance at the University of Michigan.