The Digital Keyboard Orchestra is open to late beginning through early intermediate piano students, by audition. (Auditions must be arranged individually. Contact Dr. Carleen Graff at 535-2313 for more information.) Space is limited.
The DKO will resume on Tuesday September 18, 2012 Time TBA
Final Performance: Smith Recital Hall, Friday, Dec. 14 7:00 pm
Stage Rehearsal: Smith Recital Hall, Friday, Dec. 14 5:30 pm
Expand your piano skills by being a part of a unique keyboard group. Improve your sight reading and rhythmic abilities through technology-focused performance of ensemble music. Enjoy using the multiple sounds of MIDI and Roland digital pianos.
Professor of Music Carleen Graff is founder and director of the biennial Monster Concert and the Piano Monster Festivals. She began the Digital Keyboard Orchestra at Plymouth State in 1995 and has a number of original works and arrangements published for digital orchestra by Ogilvy Music in Denton, TX. Dr. Graff teaches piano performance, class piano and piano pedagogy, and oversees the program of community young music students at the Plymouth State University. She has received the MTNA Master Teacher Certificate and has been honored with the NHMTA Teacher-Member of the Year award. She has held many positions for Music Teachers National Association – Chair of the National Performance Competitions, Eastern Division President, a member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Collegiate Chapters Task Force and on the Nominating Committee for Music Teachers National Association, and at present is Eastern Division Commissioner. She is currently President-elect for NHMTA. An active performer in solo and chamber recitals, her students have received numerous awards for their performances and studies.