The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance will host the 16th Annual Contemporary Piano Festival on March 1, 2014. The festival is open to pianists currently in the 7th to 12th grades. Teachers and parents are welcome to attend all events.
The Festival is designed to enhance the students’ and teachers’ exposure to music written in the past 100 years. Students, teachers and parents will be able to hear numerous 20th and 21st century works performed throughout the day, during the competition, seminar sessions, and in concert. The tentative schedule for the day includes a competition in the morning, followed by sessions in 20th-21st century composition and piano techniques, a piano master class, and a final concert of 20th-21st century piano music performed by the winners of the morning competition and PSU piano and composition students.
Students wishing to participate in the competition and/or master class must submit the application prior to February 7, 2014. All other students and teachers should return the application prior to February 21, 2014. Enrollment is limited in the competition and master class. Submission of early applications is encouraged.
Schedule for 2014 Festival
|9 a.m.||Competition (open to public)|
|11 a.m.||Seminar: The Piano Music of Alberto Ginastera - Dr. Graff|
|Noon||Lunch (on own)|
|1:15 p.m.||Seminar: Collaborative Piano – Mrs. Chesebrough
|2:00 p.m.||Piano Master Class with Dr. Graff|
|3:15 p.m.||Concert of Contemporary Compositions
(winners of morning competition/ PSU piano students)