The Art of the Piano 2018
With featured guest artist Dr. Soyeon Kim
The mission of The Art of the Piano is to bring pianists together to explore the art of playing the piano. From beginners through career musicians, all are welcome.
Meant to inspire and inform, this event is open to all piano students and teachers. It will be a day of recitals, master classes, and workshops for piano students of all ages and teachers. Session topics will include solo performance, collaborative piano, and musicianship skills. The event will feature performances by students, teachers, DSU Faculty, and the Guest Artist. The public is invited to attend the recitals and master classes.
2018 Guest Artist
Dr. Soyeon Kim
Described as a “sensitive collaborative pianist” in the opera magazine Der Neuer Merker (Vienna, Austria), Dr. Soyeon Kim has performed throughout the world including many performances in New York City, Seoul, Korea, Zagreb, Croatia, Berlin and Munich, Germany, and Vienna, Austria. She has performed with Stefan Hoskuldsson, Mark Nuccio, Eric Speller, Judith Mendenhall and Lucille Beer, and served as pianist for masterclasses conducted by distinguished artists such as Marilyn Horne, Thomas Hampson, Anna Moffo, Bo Skovhus, Denyce Graves, Martin Katz, Dalton Baldwin, Glenn Dicterow, Karl-Heinz Schütz, and Denis Bouriakov.
How To Participate
Participating students and teachers are invited to perform in the recitals. Submit the name of the piece, along with the composer and an estimate of the playing time on the registration sheet. The Art of the Piano faculty would also like to encourage piano ensemble playing. Participating students are urged to prepare piano duets or duos for the event in addition to solo repertoire. If you would like assistance in finding a partner or selecting repertoire, please contact Kumiko Shimizu at 662-846-4122. Participation in the recitals is optional.
Students interested in performing on a master class with the guest artist are invited to apply. Selection for the master classes will be based on teacher recommendation, repertoire, and available time.
Sessions for students include topics such as sight reading, music theory, rhythm and musicianship, and ensemble playing.
Just for Teachers
The Guest Artist will present a special workshop just for the teachers. Also, teachers are encouraged to attend the master classes and recitals.
Registration for this event is $30 per participant. Registration includes lunch and refreshments. The registration fee for teachers of participating students will be waived. Registration is due Friday, January 19, 2018. Late applications may be accepted. However, the names of the participants who register after the registration deadline may not be printed on the program and participation in a recital and/or a master class may not be guaranteed for late applicants.
Please download the registration form using the link below:
Guest Artist Recital: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.
Student Recitals and Master Classes, Workshop for Teachers: Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9:30 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.