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.

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.
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!

*****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:

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)


Please register at this link: 


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: