Enjoy this special holiday program for piano four hands, bringing you songs of joy, celebration, fun, and inspiration just in time for the holiday season.

Free to attend; no tickets required.


Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Sara Doan began studying piano at the age of 3 with Donna Edwards. Under her tutelage, Ms. Doan won top prizes in several state and regional competitions. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at TCU.

Ms. Doan has performed with the Meadows Symphony Orchestra (Dallas) and the North Texas Symphony Orchestra (Denton). She has presented recitals across Texas, and in Oklahoma, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. In December 2010, Ms. Doan served as guest artist in the First International Piano Festival of Bogota, Colombia where she performed, taught master classes, led discussions, and served on the competition jury.

Ms. Doan has served as collaborative pianist-in-residence at Southeastern Oklahoma State and adjunct professor of piano at the University of North Texas. She maintains a large private studio in the DFW area and is an adjunct professor at Tarrant County College-Northwest Campus, while performing regularly with her chamber groups, Trio 8831 and Apana Trio. She also presents lectures and educational programs through the Cliburn, Fort Worth Music Fund, and Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth.


Pianist Evan Mitchell’s recent highlights include solo performances on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series (Chicago), at Merkin Concert Hall (NYC), and at several major venues in Shanghai, as well as concerti performances with the symphony orchestras of Dallas and Fort Worth.

Evan has made repeat appearances on the Cliburn at the Modern and Mount Vernon Music series, among others. Since June 2014 Evan has been featured on the TCA Texas Touring Roster, and over the past eight years has been an integral part of the Cliburn’s education initiatives, giving over 300 performances for Cliburn in the Classroom, as well as appearing in numerous Cliburn Kids videos.

Evan received his DMA degree from Texas Christian University, and MM and BM degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He teaches privately and at Tarrant County College, and serves as President of the Fort Worth Music Teachers Association. For more information, please visit www.evanmitchell.net.