Joyce Peters Fessenden ’53 has been playing the piano in public for more than 70 years. At age 83 she still plays four or five times a week at nursing homes and assisted-living centers in the Augusta, Maine, area, and she has played at the Blaine House in Augusta and at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

“If somebody says ‘play the piano,’ the only thing I ask is where and when,” she said.