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Dorothy Taubman Seminar
May 20 - 25, 2019
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Guest Artists

Michael Gurt is Professor and Keyboard Division Chair at Louisiana State University. He obtained his BM degree from the University of Michigan School of Music with graduate studies at the Juilliard School. In 1982, Mr. Gurt won First Prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and since then has won prizes in various international competitions.

Marvin Blickenstaff holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Indiana University. In 2007, he was named Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and in 2009 he received the MTNA Achievement Award. He teaches in his home studio and at The New School for Music Study in Princeton.

Natalie Zhu began studying piano in China at age 6 and immigrated to the U.S. at age 11. She enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music at age 15. She received a Master in Music degree from the Yale School of Music. She is actively performing in music societies and concerts throughout the U.S., Korea and China.

Myriam Avalos-Teie was awarded full scholarships to the Eastman School of Music and the Peabody Conservatory. Dr. Avalos-Teie holds a Doctoral Degree in Chamber Music. She has given performances and master classes in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia where she has earned critical acclaim as a soloist, chamber musician, clinician and pedagogue.

 

Distinguished Piano Teachers Pedagogy Forum

Expression from the Start
Amy Glennon is the Educational Director at the New School for Music Study and is the co-author of the “Side by Side” series. She has presented at MTNA, NCKP, and Practical Piano Pedagogy Conferences.

Teaching Students to Shape Beautifully
Michael Sheadel has degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Peabody Conservatory and Temple University (DMA). He has taught piano for over 30 years and teaches at the Main Line Conservatory and the University of Pennsylvania.

An Introduction to the Suzuki Method
Elaine Friedlander received her BM and BMEd. at PMA and holds a MM from West Chester University. She has studied Suzuki training and has been teaching privately for over 50 years.


Teaching Jazz to Classical Pianists
William Munich earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s from Temple University. He has taught in Philadelphia public schools, Settlement Music School, Glassboro State and Swarthmore College.

Creating Community in the Piano Studio
Janet Lynn Woods, B. Mus. Ed., MM, maintains a piano studio in her home. She integrates pedagogy with music education and performance so that each student experiences their full musical potential.

Building a Foundation for Life
Sally Hardy began her formal musical training at Chautauqua Institute at the age of 15 and attended Temple University for her Master’s in Opera Performance. Ms. Hardy has maintained a piano studio for over 25 years

 

Special Events

What Happens When The Magic Stops ……………………....... May 20, 2019  12:30pm-2:30pm

Marvin Blickenstaff

Gala Opening Recital……………………………………...……. May 20, 2019  7:30pm

Michael Gurt

Master Class ………………………………………….…....…… May 21, 2019  12:30pm-2:30pm

Michael Gurt

Master Class …………………………………….……...…...….. May 22, 2019  12:30pm-2:30pm

Silvanio Reis

Graduate Recital ……………………………………..……...….. May 22, 2019  7:30pm

Myriam Avalos-Teie

Master Class …………………………………………...…......… May 23, 2019  12:30pm-2:30pm

Natalie Zhu

Distinguished Piano Teachers

Pedagogy Forum …………………………………….………….. May 24, 2019 12:30pm-2:30pm

Master Class ................................................................................. May 25, 2019 10:30pm-12:30pm

Angelin Chang

 

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Monday, May 20

 

    9:00 am – 10:00 am                “Introduction to the Taubman Technique and Single Rotation”

10:00 am – 11:00 am              “Hands-On Sessions”

            11:00 am – 12:00 pm              “Double Rotation”

            12:00 pm – 12:30 pm             Lunch (on your own)

            12:30 pm – 2:30 pm               Marvin Blickenstaff – “What Happens When the Magic Stops”

            7:30 pm                                   Michael Gurt – “Gala Opening Concert”

Tuesday, May 21

            9:00 am – 10:00 am                “Double Rotation Hands-On”

            10:00 am – 11:00 am              “In and Out”

            11:00 am – 12:00 pm              “In and Out Hands-On”

            12:00 pm – 12:30 pm             Lunch (on your own)

            12:30 pm – 2:30 pm               Michael Gurt – “Master Class”

Wednesday, May 22

            9:00 am – 10:00 am                “The Walking Arm”

            10:00 am – 11:00 am              “Hands-On Sessions”

            11:00 am – 12:00 pm              “Review Rotation and In and Out”; Participants play examples

            12:00 pm – 12:30 pm             Lunch (on your own)

            12:30 pm – 2:30 pm               Silvanio Reis – “Master Class”

            7:30 pm                                   Myriam Avalos-Teie – “Graduate Recital”

Thursday, May 23

            9:00 am – 9:45 am                  “Grouping”

            9:45 am – 10:45 am                “Hands-On Sessions”

10:45 am – 12:00 pm              “Applying the Taubman Technique to standard repertoire for children”

            12:00 pm – 12:30 pm             Lunch (on your own)

            12:30 pm – 2:30 pm                Natalie Zhu – “Master Class”

Friday, May 24

            9:00 am – 10:00 am                “Shaping”

           10:00 am – 11:00 am               “Hands-On Sessions”

           11:00 am – 12:00 pm               “Review Rotation, In and Out, Walking Hand and Arm, Grouping”

           12:00 pm – 12:30 pm               Lunch (on your own)

           12:30 pm – 2:30pm                  Distinguished Piano Teachers Pedagogy Forum

Saturday, May 25

            9:30 am – 10:30 am                “Review of the basic concepts presented”

            10:30 am – 12:30 pm              Angelin Chang – “Master Class”

            12:30 pm – 1:00 pm               Graduation