Contemporary Piano Festival

The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance will host the 19th Annual Contemporary Piano Festival on March 10, 2018. The festival is open to pianists currently in the 7th to 12th grades. Teachers and parents are welcome to attend all events.

PURPOSE: The Festival is designed to enhance the students’ and teachers’ exposure to music written in the past 100 years.  Students, teachers and parents will be able to hear numerous 20th and 21st century works performed throughout the day, during the competition, seminar sessions, and in concert.

GUIDELINES:

GUIDELINES – COMPETITION AND MASTER CLASS

APPLICATION:

APPLICATION FOR COMPETITION AND MASTER CLASS 

Schedule for 2018 Festival

9 a.m. Competition (open to public)
11 a.m. Seminar:  Piano Music of Judith Zaimont –  Roque de Pedro & David McIntyre – Dr. Graff
Noon Lunch (on own)
1:15 p.m. Seminar: Collaborative Piano – Mrs. Chesebrough
2:00 p.m. Piano Master Class with Dr. Graff
3:15 p.m. Concert of Contemporary Compositions (winners of morning competition/PSU piano  students)

Competition Winners

Contemporary Festival 2014 copy