Andrew Garland, baritone (alum 2000) & Warren Jones, piano
Free and open to the public
October 19 Sunday 2-6pm Bezanson Recital Hall
Piano Day at UMass Amherst
For high school pianists, teachers, parents& piano lovers of all stripes
Masterclass for high school students; Performances by UMass Piano Faculty Nadine Shank & Gilles Vonsattel, Alumni Anna Whistler&Scott Bailey, plus Current Students; Q&A about College auditions with Piano Faculty; Special Presentation by New England Conservatory Piano Chair Bruce Brubaker on Minimalism of Glass, Reich & others; Intermission with snacks
With Marilyn Lowe, veteran teacher, Music Learning Theory specialist, creator of Music Moves for Piano method
Three-day Workshop, Oct. 11, 12, 13 UMass Amherst, Fine Arts Center, Music wing Study of the sequential music learning process (Gordon Music Learning Theory), specifically tailored to Piano Teachers Tuition $200, $175 for VPTA members, $100 for students; 25 PDPs available for three-day Workshop
One-day Workshop option, Oct. 11, 9am-4pm, UMass Amherst, Fine Arts Center, Music wing An Overview of Gordon Music Learning Theory for all Music Teachers Tuition $90, $75 for students & VPTA members; 10 PDPs available for one-day Workshop
Link to REGISTRATION FORM (pdf) (Please print, fill out and send with payment to Elizabeth Haymaker)
Ms. Lowe will take us through a sequential learning process that guides students to hear with understanding. The music learning process is similar to the language learning model of: listen, speak/perform, think/improvise, read and write. The workshop will include singing, chanting, improvisation, rhythm and solfege activities, and is suitable for those who teach children as well as those who teach adults.
Sponsors: UMass Music & Dance Department, Valley Piano Teachers Association
October 25 Saturday 5:30pm Bezanson Recital Hall (Date/Time/Venue changed from Sunday, 2pm, Rm. 44)
Tuba Masterclass Guest artist: John Stevens, internationally recognized tubist, teacher & composer. Stevens performs with the Wisconson Brass Quintet, in residence at the University of Wisconson-Madison. He has written several major works for tuba, including a Euphonium Concerto and Sonata. Stevens was the original sousaphone soloist in the Broadway production Barnum and is a member of the Symphonia, the world's first professional tuba ensemble.
Free & open to the public to observe
Monday, October 6, 2014 4:30-6:30pm Bezanson Recital Hall
CELLO MASTER CLASS
Volcy Pelletier, Smith College Lecturer in Cello Performance
Ms. Pacht will work with UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra violin students Kevin Stone, Elliot Lee, Zachary Surapine & Amanda Stenroos, performing works by Bach, Brahms, Bruch & Paganini, with accompanist Lemuel Gurtowsky.
Free & open to the public
Sunday, October 19 5:15pm Bezanson Recital Hall
PIANO PRESENTATION (as part of Piano Day) Bruce Brubaker, pianist Internationally-renowned pianist & scholar & Chair of Piano Dept. at New England Conservatory, Boston
Again Minimalism Again: Performances of, and Thoughts on Music of Philip Glass, Steve Reich, & others
Friday, October 17, 2014 12 noon Fine Arts Center Music wing, Room 150
GUEST ARTIST MASTERCLASS
Frøydis Ree Wekre, horn
Famed Norwegian horn performer & teacher
Free & open to the public to observe
Guest Artist Recital & Masterclass: Martin & Kelly Hackleman Recital: Monday, October 27th, 5:30pm in Bezanson Recital Hall Masterclass: Monday, October 27th, 6:30pm in Room 154 of the Fine Arts Center
Martin Hackleman, hornist, has had a long and distinguished career in music. He recently joined the faculty of the university of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance as Artist in Residence and Associate Teaching Professor of Horn. Previously he was on the faculties of the University of Maryland, Boston University, and the University of British Columbia, and has given master classes at Juilliard, the Manhattan School, Curtis Institute, and UCLA, among others. He has performed with the Canadian Brass, Empire Brass Quintet, Summit Brass, Washington Symphonic Brass as well as the Vancouver and Montreal Symphonies, National Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra. He has also recorded many CD’s and published etude books for the horn. His most recent recording is a duo collaboration with his wife, Kelly, entitled Solitary Hotel.
Kelly Ker-Hackleman, piano, earned the degrees of: BM, MM, and DMA - all in piano performance -from the Cincinnati Conservatory, the New England Conservatory, with “Distinction in Performance,” and the University of Memphis. She served on the faculty of George Mason University School of Music for ten years. Kelly has won or placed in numerous solo piano competitions, notably the National Masters Piano Competition and second prize in the International Beethoven Sonata Competition. As an orchestral pianist, she has played keyboard for the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony and the Kansas City Symphony. She is pianist for the Washington Symphonic Brass, and has recorded three CDs with them.
Recital repertoire includes works by Barber, Rheinberger, Ravel, and Wilder.
This event is free & open to the public
Pizza and Beyond Monday, October 27th, 4:30-6:30pm in FAC 36
A retreat/food event for music majors and minors (undergrad and grad students welcome) with Dr. Jeff Cox, Chair of the Department of Music and Dance.
*A time to provide your feedback to the department's planning process
*Help us create the department's future goals and values
An announcement of a new "Creative Idea" competition (First prize: $500, second prize: $300, third prize: $200)