W. Terrence Spiller earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Washington, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California. Dr. Spiller, a prize-winner in international piano competitions, was recognized by the University of Southern California School of Music as the outstanding doctoral graduate of 1991.
Spiller has performed across the U.S. and Europe as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and accompanist. The Torrance Daily Breeze called his performance with the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano concerto as “spirited, whimsical and intense … from flowing sensuality to pounding drama, soloist and orchestra matched wits in a vigorous joint effort." The Milwaukee Sentinel cited a chamber music performance as “breathtaking, soulstirring.” The San Luis Obispo Tribune called him “inspired ... a musical powerhouse.”