School of Music alumna Nancy Ann Yaeger passed away peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease at her home in Bothell, Washington on March 26, 2019. She is survived by cousins in Ohio and Virginia.
Born on February 18, 1935 in Akron, Ohio, Nancy graduated from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio and from there went on to New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating with a Masters in Music degree. She taught at Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio; Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts; and The Putney School in Putney, Vermont.
Offered an opportunity to study and work as a teaching assistant at the University of Washington, Nancy drove herself and her dogs across the country and started a new life in Washington state. She continued her graduate work in piano performance and taught at University of Washington as well as Green River College in Auburn, Washington and Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington.
Nancy performed many concerts in the Akron, Boston and Seattle areas and also piano concertos at the New England Conservatory of Music, Wooster College and Nashua, New Hampshire.
After leaving the University of Washington, she continued her passion for piano teaching at Mills Music in Bothell, Washington.
Nancy loved her dogs and the outdoor life and shared many hiking and camping adventures with her dogs, who were wonderful true life companions to her.