Thursday, March 12, 2020

Frances Clark Center 2020 Summer Intensive Seminars

Dear Sally,

Are you looking for in-person, professional educational opportunities this summer? Would you like to engage with leading experts in the field in a small group, workshop setting?

We invite you to register for the Frances Clark Center 2020 Summer Intensive Seminars, held at the New School for Music Study in Kingston, NJ.

These specialized seminars are designed for teachers seeking profound and lasting growth through immersive, experiential learning that will enrich their teaching.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 22, 2020
Facitiliating Adult Music Learning
with Dr. Pamela Pike
The Language of Inspired Teaching
with Dr. Andrea McAlister
Inclusive Teaching: Possibilities for ALL students
with Dr. Scott Price
Nurturing the Young Pianist with Dr. Sara Ernst
Practical Piano Pedagogy with Mr. Marvin Blickenstaff
Understanding the Music Tree with NSMS Staff
Seminars in Mandarin

Aug 5-7: Practical Piano Pedagogy
with Mr. Marvin Blickenstaff

August 7-8: Understanding the Music Tree

Cost: $375 per seminar, or $275 for students.
Music Tree Seminars are $175 and Practical Piano Pedagogy in Mandarin is $495

Bundle discount of $50 on each seminar if you attend two or more.
Piano Magazine subscribers save an additional 10% on registration.
A certificate is awarded at the completion of each seminar.
The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy is a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3). The Frances Clark Center advances its goals and serves local, national, and international audiences through its divisions: The New School for Music Study, The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Piano Magazine, and Teacher Education.

The success of our programs relies on your continued support. If you have recently benefited from our content, whether it be a webinar, article, or live event, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. Contributions of any size are welcome and deeply appreciated.


BCAPT Members:

General Meeting on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 9:20am

Holy Family University
1 Campus Drive
Newtown, PA

Presentation by Danny Lynch:

Business owner of D-Lynch Productions LLC

MultiMedia Company (Music Studio, Videography, Animation, Graphic Design, Website Design & Social Media Advertisement)

3 - Launch
2 - To
1 - Concept

Creating a Small Business with Today's Tech

Sunday, March 8, 2020

International Grande Music Competition 2020

Due to the unforeseen situation with coronavirus, IGMC 2020 will be held by YouTube auditions only. IGMC will also accept home recordings. This will not affect the results.
 

IGMC 2020 will be held on 5/3/20. The application deadline is 4/14/20. The YouTube link can be emailed separately by 4/24/20, as long as the application is in by 4/14/20.
 

The YouTube auditions will be held in piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, chamber music  




Due to coronavirus, we rescheduled the competition to 5/3/20. The application deadline is changed to 4/14/20. IGMC 2020 will be held by live and YouTube auditions.
 
Please check the website. www.igmcompetition.com


International Grande Music Competition 2020 is approaching, and the application deadline is March 31, 2020. 

Live auditions will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 for woodwinds & brass, and on Sunday, April 19, 2020 for piano & strings. The venue is Bloomingdale School of Music in NYC. 

YouTube auditions will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2020, and are held for those who cannot make the live auditions. For YouTube auditions, the YouTube link can be emailed separately by April 10, 2020, as long as the application is in by March 31, 2020.

Winners are awarded separately for live and YouTube auditions.

I sincerely appreciate your time and support!

Thank you,

Rosa Park, D.M.A.
Pianist
Chair, IGMC

Westminster Choir College April 2020 Events

Westminster Choir College April 2020 Events

*****Kaleidescope Chamber Series: Bucket List

Members of the Westminster Conservatory faculty present two recitals dedicated to masterworks from solo and chamber repertoire that they never quite got around to working up!

Repertoire for the first concert includes: 


Georges Enescu:  Sept chansons de ClĂ©ment Marot, op. 15 for voice and piano

Charles-Marie Widor:  Suite, op. 34 for flute and piano

Robert Schumann:  Three Romances for oboe and piano 

Pierre Sancan:  Lamento and Rondo for alto saxophone and piano

Moritz Moszkowski:  "Polonaise" and "Krakowiak" from Four Polish Dances, op. 55 Nouvelles Danses Espagnoles, op 65, no. 1 for piano four hands
Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 3:00pm
Part II
Trinity Church
33 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission is Free!
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*****Westminster Opera Theatre: Marie Begins

Meet Marie, an overwhelmed and under-accomplished woman entering adulthood while mourning her deceased father. Today is the day she realizes it’s time to get her life together, and she needs you to help her figure out how she’s going to do it. You’ll guide her one movement at a time towards fulfillment and, just maybe, you’ll learn something about yourself in the process.

Introducing Marie Begins - an immersive Operactive experience in which you’re transformed from passive consumer to active participant. By combining traditional opera with modern multimedia production, interactive web technologies, and a brilliantly modular score, Marie Begins presents this classic art form on an entirely new stage where anyone can be the director. 

Westminster College of the Arts gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Herbert B. Mayo Performance Endowment. 

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7:30pm

Robert L. Annis Playhouse
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission: $25 Adults, $20 Students/Seniors
Box Office: 609-921-2663

Order Tickets Online:
https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1299432&presenter=WCCRU&venue=&event=&tck=true




Crescendo International Competitions Little Mozarts March-June, 2020





13th annual Little Mozarts Youth Music Competition
Open to all instrumentalists, vocalists and ensembles ages 3 to 14

First round: Live auditions will be held for Pennsylvania

March 29, 2020 at Jacobs Music, 4030 Skyron Drive, Doylestown, PA 18902

April 5, 2020 at Jacobs Music, 1572 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382
Application deadline 7 days before competition

Second round: Winner' Recitals will be held in April-June 2020 at Carnegie Hall and other prestigious venues

Cash prizes for the best formers
Competition winners may participate in the International Student Exchange Program 2020

Pennsylvnia Regional Director: Olga Bondarchuk-Huque
Phone: 267-334-1787 (text only)

Email: crescendocompetitionpa@gmail.com

Please register at this link: https://www.crescendocompetition.org/little-mozarts/application 

Info:

Email: info@crescendocompetition.org
Phone: 732-539-4634

Clipper Erickson Presents Beethoven's Works for 250th Anniversary of His Birth March 8 and March 22, 2020

 
 
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, I am embarking on a series of performances of his works, beginning with the Sonata Opus 57 “Appassionata.” This work was his own personal favorite, so join me as I perform it along with Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Sonata in G minor and new works by David Finko and Laurie Altman.
 
March 8 at 3:00 pm
Second Sunday Concert Series
Unitarian Universalist Church
of the Lehigh Valley
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Get tickets here
 
March 22 at 3:00pm
Sonatas from Four Nations
Bristol Chapel at
Westminster Choir College
Princeton, New Jersey

Free admission
 
 
In the meantime, you can preview my performances of two other great Beethoven works:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3Vr7J3bFRc&t=161s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YOdiqdkkFU 



 

   
                 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Winter Festival February 23, 2020 2:30pm Jacobs Music Doylestown

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
Winter Festival
Jacobs Music
Doylestown, PA
February 23, 2020
2:30pm


Hill and Gully Rider Jamaican Folk Song/Faber
Miniature Sonatina by C. Norton
J. Kuffner/Faber
Performed by Naisha and Mrs. Ksiazek

I Love the Mountains Traditional/Faber
Waltz for Four Hands, Op.87, No.35 by H. Wohlfahrt
Performed by Avery and Mrs. Ksiazek

Night Journey by C. Gurlitt
Performed by Jessica

A Little Latin by J. Grill
Performed b y Jason and Jessica

The Fifers by J.F. Dandrieu
Performed  by Jason

Violet Flower by L. Streabbog
Performed by Ella

Hedwig's Theme by J. Williams/D. Coates
Performed by Ella and Vivian

La Florentine by F. Couperin
Performed by Vivian

Aria in G minor by W.A. Mozart
Performed by Tiffany

Cantina Band by J. Williams/D. Coates
Performed by Tiffany and Kyler

Oriental Flower by C. Norton
Performed by Kyler

Sonatina in C by T. Latour
Performed by Alex

Raiders March by J. Williams/D. Coates
Performed by Alex and Tristan

The Sleeping Dragon by N. Telfer
Performed by Michael

Rondo in G Major by H. Lichner
Performed by Maya

The Untamed by L Hai
Little Prelude in C minor BWV 999 by J.S. Bach
Performed by Jianrui

Fur Elise by L.V. Beethoven/E.L. Lancaster
Performed by Chris

Sonatina in C by M. Clementi
Performed by Katherine

Chopstick Traditional/D.C. Glover
Russian Sailor's Dance by R. Gliere/D. Agay
Performed by Katherine and Cheryl

Invention in A minor by J.S. Bach
Performed by Cheryl 

Sonata in C k.545 by W.A. Mozart
Performed by Anton

Waltz in C Sharp minor Op.64, No.2 by F. Chopin
Performed by Maxwell

Hungarian by E. MacDowell
Performed by Annie

Libertango by A. Piazolla/K. Gvantsa
Performed by Annie and Aaron



Participating Teachers: Lorrie Ksiazek, Irina Lurye, Olga Smirnova

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Winter Festival February 23, 2020 1:00pm Jacobs Music Doylestown

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
Winter Festival
Jacobs Music
Doylestown, PA
February 23, 2020
1:00pm


White Sand by C. Norton
Sonatina in F by A. Diabelli
Performed by Nathan 

Climbing by T.R. MacLachlan
Performed by Dina and Libby

Etude in A minor by L. Kohler/ E.L. Lancaster 
Performed by Libby and Mr. Kreminski

Allegro by A. Diabelli
Performed by Dina and Mr. Garipov

Sky Country by R. Perdew
Performed by David

Album Leaf by F. Chopin
Performed by Austin

Fountain in the Rain by W. Gillock
Performed by Justin and Austin 

Toccatina by D. Kabalevsky
Performed by Justin

Prelude in C minor BWV 999 by J.S. Bach
Performed by Justin

To the Rising Sun by T. Torjussen
Performed by Jerry

Military March by F. Schubert
Performed by Jerry and Alan

Two Ladies Gossiping by A. Khachaturian
Performed by Matthew

Radetzky March by J. Strauss
Performed by Matthew and Bridgett

Sonata in G K.283 by W.A. Mozart
Performed by Amit

Arabesque No.1 in E Major by C. Debussy
Performed by Adelle

Liebestraum by F. Liszt
Performed by Lea

Homage a Chopin by E. Grieg
Performed by Nathan 

Valse by S. Rachmaninov
Performed by Alan

Etude de Concerto No.3 by F. Liszt
Performed by Bridgett

Slavonic Dance Op.46, No.8 by A. Dvorak
Performed by Alan and Nathan

  Participating Teachers: Lorrie Ksiazek, Irina Luyre, Olga Smirnova

Monday, February 24, 2020

Westminster Choir College March 2020 Events


 Check website for cancellations!


*****2020 Damien Dixon Memorial Scholarship Master Class
This benefit master class with Professor Ingrid Clarfield includes students of Phyllis Lehrer, Larissa Korkina, Chiu Tze Lin and Julia Lam performing works of Beethoven, Brahms, Bartok, and Medtner. There will also be a special performance by Dr. Julia Lam's award-winning piano duet of Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre.

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00pm

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540  

Tickets: $5 - $100
Patron - $100 (preferred seating and program recognition)
General Supporter: $20
Student Supporter $5 

Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by current IRS guidelines.

Box Office: 609-921-2662

Online:
https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=WCCRU&tck=true

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*****Westminster Kantorei
Einen neuen gewissen Geist: The musical heritage of J.S. Bach

Westminster Kantorei performs German music from across the Baroque era, focusing intently on the music of Heinrich Schiitz, Andreas Hammerschmidt, and members of the Bach family, culminating with Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227.

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 4:00pm

First Evangelical Lutheran Church 
21 S Bedford Street
Carlisle, PA 17013

Free-will offering
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*****Rider Dances: Moving in Our Community

This year's Rider Dances looks at the many ways dance interfaces with our lives.

Performers:
Rider University Student
Kim Chandler Vaccaro, director

Ticket Information:
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students and seniors

Box Office: 609-896-7775

Order Online:  https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1299542&presenter=RIDER&venue=&event=&tck=true

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 ay 2:00pm

Theater in the Bart Luedeke Center
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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*****Visiting Artist: Antonio Formaro
Lecture Recital on the Music of Felix Mendelssohn

Pianist Antonio Formaro presents a lecture recital focusing on Mendelssohn's life and music.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3:00pm

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ   08540

Admission is Free
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*****Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital: Recovery and Discovery
Performing music by Franck, Jalbert, Brahms, and Emmanuel

This program is presented as part of Westminster Conservatory's theme for 2019-2020: Vive la France!

Performers:
Katherince McClure, flute
Kenneth Ellison, clarinet
Esma Pasic-Filipovic, piano 

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 7:30pm

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ   08540

Ticket information:
Admission is Free

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*****Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital
Sonatas from Four Nations

Pianist Clipper Erickson explores the music of Sweden, Russia, Germany and the United States.

Music by Wilhelm, Stenhammar, Ludwig van Beethoven, David Finko, Laurie Altman

Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3:00pm

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ    08540

Admission is Free
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*****Westminster Community Orchestra: Happy Birthday Beethoven!
Celebrating the legendary composer

Join us as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the great composer's birth.

Performers:
Westminster Community Orchestra
Ruth Ochs, conductor

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3:00pm

Hillman Performance Hall
Westminster Choiur College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Ticket Information:
Adults - $15
Seniors/Non-Rider Students: $10

Box Office: 609-921-2663 

Online: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1299430&presenter=WCCRU&venue=&event=&tck=true
 







Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Winter Festival February 22, 2020 2:30pm Cairn University

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
Winter Festival
Cairn University
Langhorne, PA
February 22, 2020
2:30pm

Night of the Tarantella by N. Faber
Performed by Ryan

Neon Lights by M. Goldston
Performed bhy Ryan and Mrs. Ksiazek

Yankee Doodle Traditional/Faber
Firefly by R. and N. Faber
Performed by Sadie and Mrs. Ksiazek

Rondo A Capriccio by L. Beethoven/Agay
Performed by Noah and Mrs. Ksiazek

Chim Chim Cheree by R. and R. Sherman/Faber
Performed by Ella and Mrs. Ksiazek

Simple Gifts Shaker Melody/C. Matz
Performed by Mark and Steven

The Horseman's Night Ride by N. and R. Faber
Performed by Jackson and Mrs. Ksiazek

Your Turn to Rock by M. Goldston
Performed by Jackson and Allie

Russian Folk Dance Traditional/Faber
Gallop Pony by N. and R. Faber
Performed by Allie and Mrs. Ksiazek

Sakura Japanese Arr. by J. Bastien
Harp Prelude by L. Kohler
Performed by Jacon Nusca

Mo Li Hwa Traditional Chinese Arr. by J. Bastien
Waltz of the Winter Wind by J. Bastien
Performed by Jared

Hot Pursuit by R. Vandall
Performed by Hannah, Olivia, and Rachel

Spanish Dance by C. Rollin
Fire Dance by C. Rollin
Performed by Hannah




Participating teachers: Jennifer Hansen, Lorrie Ksiazek, and Vivian Read


Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Winter Festival February 22, 2020 1:00pm Cairn University

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
Winter Festival
Cairn University
Langhorne, PA
February 22, 2020
1:00pm

Drum Dance by C. Rollin
Russian Bear by C. Rollin
Winds from the West by C. Rollin
Performed by Vera

Black Square and Red Square by C. Rollin
Performed by Nathan

Loop the Loop by Mack Nevin
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by P. Tchaikovsky/C. Matz
Performed by Varun and Ritika

Sonata in F. Op.168, No.1 by A Diabelli
Performed by Jamie

Printemps by C. Rollin
La Charmeuse de Serpents by C. Rollin
Performed by Dylan

Alla Tarantella Op.39, No.2 by E. MacDowell 
Performed by Olivia

Yankee Doodle Variations by R. Vandall
Performed by Nicholas and Lucas

The Gulf Stream by C. Rollin
Water Lilies by C. Rollin
Performed by Elsa

Sonata in D HOB XVI/37 by J. Haydn
Performed by Victoria

Caprice No. 24 by N. Paganini/D. Agay
Performed by Keira and Aaron

Prelude in c# minor, Op.3, No.2 by S. Rachmaninoff
Performed by Theresa





Participating teachers: Jennifer Hansen, Lorrie Ksiazek, Irina Lurye, and Vivan Read



Thursday, January 23, 2020

Register now for Dr. Vanessa Cornett's residency at the New School for Music Study

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Frances Clark Center Residency Program
at The New School for Music Study
Through the Frances Clark Center Residency Program, area teachers have the opportunity to attend seminars on special topics given by master pedagogues.
Contemplative Pedagogy and Teaching Excellence:
Mindfulness in the Piano Studio
with Dr. Vanessa Cornett
Wednesday, February 5, from 10am-12pm

Outstanding teaching is mindful teaching. Contemplative pedagogy is a philosophy of education that integrates introspection and experiential learning to develop new forms of inquiry, awareness, and imagination. Music teachers can use mindful strategies to cultivate student attention, develop good practice habits, and manage burnout.
 
Vanessa Cornett teaches piano and piano pedagogy at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul, where she also serves as the Director of Keyboard Studies. Author of the book The Mindful Musician: Mental Skills for Peak Performance, she has given masterclasses and teacher training workshops across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australasia. She is a recognized specialist in the areas of performance psychology, contemplative practices in education, and performance anxiety management for musicians.
Fee: $30
Free for those enrolled in the NSMS pedagogy course.
Free for subscribers of the Piano Magazine (join now).

Upcoming residency:
Dr. Christopher Hahn, Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3) located in Kingston, New Jersey, serves pianists and teachers through its three divisions: The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Piano Magazine, and The New School for Music Study.