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2012 Schedule and Session Info

SCHEDULE

 

8:30-9:00 Registration (STRH foyer)
9:00-10:15 Piano Master Class (STRH)
10:30-12:00 Deconstructing the Harpsichord and Piano (STRH)
12:15-1:00 Lunch (Deg)
1:15-2:15 Chamber Music Master Class (STRH)
2:30-4:00 Organ Performance & Master Class (WCA)
4:15-4:45 Q & A Session (STRH)
5:00-6:00 Recital Performance (STRH)

STRH: Stretansky Concert Hall, located in the Cunningham Center for Music and Arts (CCMA)
WCA: Weber Chapel Auditorium Stage
Deg: Degenstein Cafeteria
Parents and Teachers: Please join your students at all events! Parents and teachers may attend free of charge, but will need to purchase a meal ticket ($10 for lunch). Click here for mor information.
Teachers: Bring five students and your lunch is on us! Click here for more information.

SESSION INFO

Piano Master Class with Naomi Niskala
Two Keyboard Fest pianists will be chosen to participate in a public master class given by Dr. Naomi Niskala, held in our beautiful Stretansky Concert Hall. Interested in the opportunity to perform in Stretansky and receive a lesson? See the Registration Form for more information.

Deconstructing the Harpsichord and Piano
Did you know that some of the piano works you play might not have been written for the piano?  The harpsichord is the other keyboard instrument for which many of J.S. Bach’s works were written.  Dr. Marcos Krieger will show you how a harpsichord works, what it sounds like, and how it’s different from today’s modern piano.  Then Nathan Baldwin, Susquehanna University’s Steinway-trained piano technician, will take apart today’s modern piano and show you how all its  parts work (did you know there are about 10,000 parts in your grand piano?), and what happens when your piano gets tuned.  At the end of this session you will hear a demonstration of a Bach Invention played on both the harpsichord and the piano.

Chamber Music Master Class
One of the great joys of being a pianist is the opportunity to work with other musicians.  During this session you will hear and see our Susquehanna University pianists perform with their fellow string and woodwind players, and Drs. Niskala and Krieger will coach them in a public master class.  Learn about some of the intricacies, challenges, and rewards of making music with others!

Organ Performance & Master Class
Dr. Krieger and his students will show you how the Moeller organ at Susquehanna’s Weber Chapel works and sounds, and Keyboard Fest participants will have a chance to try out the organ.  Two Keyboard Fest organists will also be chosen to participate in a public master class – see the enclosed Registration Form for more information!

Q&A Session
Susquehanna keyboard faculty and students will be available to answer your questions about what it means to be a music major, piano and organ studies and performance opportunities at Susquehanna, and careers in music.

Recital Performance
Come hear Susquehanna University students perform a short recital to round off the day's events.

 

 

 

 

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