The Department of Music, Theatre & Dance will host the sixth annual 20th Century Piano Festival on March 12, 2005 at the Silver Cultural Arts Center. The Festival is open to high school pianists who are currently in grades 9 -12. Teachers and parents are welcome to attend all events.
The festival will begin with a piano competition at 9 a.m. for high school students, who are required to play at least one work by a 20th Century composer. The competition will be followed by instructional sessions, a master class and a final concert performed by PSU pianists and the winners of the morning competition. Students, teachers and parents attending the festival will be able to hear numerous 20th Century works performed throughout the day.
Featured workshops include a seminar on piano works by Russian composer Dmitri Kabalevsky with PSU Music Professor Dr. Carleen Graff, a workshop on “Practical Organ Skills for the Pianist” with Robert St. Cyr and a piano master class with Professor Graff. A concert featuring competition winners and PSU student pianists will follow at 3:15 p.m. The morning competition and the concert are free and open to the public.
For more information about the piano festival, please visit the Plymouth State University Department of Music, Theatre & Dance Web site at http://www.plymouth.edu/mtd/pianonews/.