Behaving Monstrously

June 25th, 2001 by Adam

Fans of the renowned Plymouth State College biennial piano monster concert are invited to visit “the monster” in summer residence at Plymouth State June 24 – July 1.

Junior and Senior Piano Monster Festivals will be held June 24-27 for students who have completed grades 5-8 and June 28-July 1 for students entering who have completed grades 8-12. (Students who have completed grade 8 may choose either camp.) A seminar for teachers is held June 26 and 27.

Public concerts by the multi-piano, multi-hand ensembles will be held Wednesday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 1 at 2 p.m. on the main stage at the Silver Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $6.

Students live on campus while they study ensemble techniques, musicianship and specialty topics such as music composition/sequencing, software notation, master classes, digital keyboard ensemble, conducting, handbell choir, percussion ensemble and classes in voice, history of piano music, Baroque style/harpsichord techniques, flute and guitar.

Carol Tyson, music specialist at The Villas South Zone Magnet School will conduct the large piano ensembles. Tyson has conducted multiple piano ensemble concerts in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kentucky. This is her second PSC Monster Festival.

Founder and director of the PSC Festivals is Carleen Graff, professor of music at Plymouth State. An active performer in solo and chamber recitals, Graff holds Master Teacher certification from MTNA and is president of MTNA Eastern Division. Specialty topic, ensemble instructors and counselors are a mix of current PSC faculty, students and alumni.

For ticket information contact the Silver Cultural Arts Center box office at 603-535-ARTS. If special accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please call in advance.