Department of Music

The Art of the Piano

Friday, February 17, 2023

1 – 3 PM (CDT) | 5 – 7 PM (CDT)
Virtual student recitals (pre-recorded performances)
Virtual master classes with Delta State University (DSU) Piano Faculty
Written feedback on student performances from DSU Piano Faculty

Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Mission

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. The Art of the Piano 2023 will be a virtual event consisting of recitals featuring pre-recorded student performances and virtual master classes with DSU piano faculty. Several students among all participants will be selected to perform at the master classes. The DSU piano faculty will provide written feedback on all pre-recorded student performances and offer online lessons to selected high school and community college students. All participating students and teachers will be invited to attend the virtual recitals and master classes.

How to Participate

Recitals

Participating students are invited to submit a Student Registration Form, including a YouTube link to a recorded performance of a complete piece or movement that does not exceed 8 minutes. Please contact us if you need instructions on how to upload your performance video on YouTube.

Teachers who enter their students are invited to submit a list of participating students through the Teacher Registration Form.

Upon teachers’ approval, recorded student performances will be featured in virtual recitals on Zoom. A Zoom link to the virtual recitals will be sent to all participants in advance.

Master Classes

Students interested in performing on virtual master classes with the DSU piano faculty should indicate their interest in the registration form. Selection for the master classes will be based on faculty and teacher’s recommendation, repertoire, and available time. Master class participants will be notified prior to the event.

Written Feedback from DSU Piano Faculty

Each participant will receive written feedback on the submitted recorded performance from two DSU piano faculty members via e-mail.

Online Lessons

Each selected high school or community college student will be invited to have an online lesson with DSU Piano Faculty.

An e-invitation to these virtual events will be e-mailed to all participating students and teachers before the event date.

2023 Registration

Registration for this virtual event is free and due Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

Need more information? Call (662) 846-4123 or email the piano faculty at jshin@deltastate.edu or kshimizu@deltastate.edu.