Monday, October 7, 2019

Frances Clark Center Residency Program at The New School for Music Study

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.
Facilitating Adult Music Learning 
with Dr. Pamela Pike
Wednesday, October 30, from 10am-12pm

Working with adult learners in the music studio requires specialized skills and knowledge of adult attributes. This workshop will explore adult learning theory, assumptions, philosophy, motivation, psychosocial, and physical characteristics at various stages of the adult lifespan. Together, we will learn how to apply this knowledge, in the private and group studio, to facilitate meaningful music making and skill acquisition at any stage in the adult lifespan.
Pamela D. Pike is the Barineau Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University. Author of over three dozen scholarly articles and Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching: Transforming Group Theory into Teaching Practice (Routledge), Pike is also Editor-in-Chief of the Piano Magazine. She is an award-winning teacher, including the 2019 LSU Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, and has presented teaching workshops throughout the world.
Fee: $30
Free for those enrolled in the NSMS pedagogy course.
Free for subscribers of the Piano Magazine (join now).

Upcoming residencies:
Dr. Vanessa Cornett, Wednesday, February 5, 2020
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.
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Crescendo Youth Music Competition November 17 and December 8, 2019

Dear friends, teachers and students 

You're Invited - Crescendo Competitions in PA!
We are delighted to announce that Crescendo International Youth Music Competition 2019-is now open for registration.
Students can audition for either competition with one piece on any musical instrument.
More detailed information is available on the website at
For additional inquiries pertaining to Auditions in Pennsylvania, you can text Olga Bondarchuk-Huque at 267-334-2729 or email
Crescendo International Youth Music Competitions in Pennsylvania:
Auditions in Pennsylvania for Crescendo International Youth Music Competition (ages 5-21) will be held at the following locations and dates:
  1. November 17, 2019 at Jacobs Music, 4030 Skyron Drive, Doylestown, PA;
  2. December 08, 2019 at Jacobs Music, 1718 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA.
Winner's recitals (second round) will be held in Carnegie Hall in January - February 2020.
The award system includes monetary rewards for students and teachers. 
Auditions in Pennsylvania for Little Mozarts International Music Competition (ages 3-14) will be held at the following locations and dates:
March 29, 2020 at Jacobs Music in Doylestown
April 5, 2020 at Jacobs Music in West Chester.
Winners’ Recitals will be held in Carnegie Hall in Spring 2020.
All participants must be registered online at
Participants may apply for auditions as many times as they like. One composition is considered one entry.
For auditions, one selection of Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Modern work must be chosen and performed from memory. Arrangements, simplified editions, popular music and/or non-classical music from method books will not be accepted.

Please note that the audition format doesn't permit the presence of parents, or teachers.
Deadline for auditions applications is 7 days prior to the audition date.

We welcome Crescendo to Pennsylvania and are looking forward to making new friends!
Olga Bondarchuk-Huque
Director of Crescendo International Competitions in Pennsylvania