Nancy Bachmann

Composer, Pianist, Soprano, Music Educator

Coming Soon:

Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3 PM,
Mutts and Maribel Walk to the Moon will be performed at the Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church Concert Series.

Here is a review of the recent world premiere:

East Bay Times: Nancy Bachmann Takes Children to the Moon ...

Ocean Beach SF for string orchestra will be performed by the Contra Costa Community Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Timothy Smith, May 13th and 14th, 2017, at the historic El Campanil Theater in Antioch, and at The Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.

Nancy's newest chamber opera, Mutts and Maribel Walk to the Moon, with Jennifer Gapasin as Maribel and Kjira Christiana Robinson singing Mutts is an ideal piece for schools or family concerts. To arrange for a performance, leave a message for the composer via the "Contact" button at the top of this page.

Details and Excerpts for Mutts:

Duet: Wanna Go for a Walk
The Moon is Always Somewhere
Mutts on Guard
You Can Always Trust an Angel
Duet: Look at the Earth

Recent Events:

A good time was had by all at this delightfully successful premiere:

World Premiere of
Mutts and Maribel Walk to the Moon

Friday evening, October 21, 2016, 7:30 at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch, 94509

Nancy's newest chamber work "Short Story Collection" for piano trio enjoyed a successful run of performances with the Villa Trio this winter. The title of each movement is the first line of a story that is then completed musically. A live recording may be heard under Compositions (button above) > Music with Strings > Music for Violin, Cello, and Piano.

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Nancy participated in the Composers Cooperative in the Nevada City/Grass Valley area. She contributed an excerpt for the "Composer's Night Out Musical Chain" to be played on KVMR and available online after May 14. Along with composer Danny Clay, Nancy was a guest speaker at the NCCC "Meet the Composer" event, Nevada City, May 14, 2015.

The premiere of the Voyage of Mary Magdalene, March 21, 2015 was a rousing success. Next step is to find choral groups that might be interested in staging a production of this chamber opera. Interested parties may contact Nancy through this website or through

The Voyage of Mary Magdalene
a Community Opera Project website at

A Concert of Excerpts from Nancy Bachmann's
"The Voyage of Mary Magdalene"
November 15, 2014
Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church

Lecture presented at the State Convention of the Music Teachers' Association of California, June 28, 2013 regarding the specific issues involved in the performance of piano ensemble.

The Villa Sinfonia performed "Ocean Beach SF" in Tours and in Paris, France, as well as at Union Square in San Francisco, summer of 2014.

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