11:45-12:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks Dr. Christopher Hayes, Director, OU School of Music Dr. Christopher Fisher, Artistic Director, OU Piano Pedagogy Seminar
12:00-1:30 OHIO International Duet & Duo Competition Recital & Master Class with the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe, artists/clinicians
1:40-1:50 An Introduction to Piano Duet Repertoire Dr. Christopher Fisher and Katherine Fisher, clinicians
The clinicians will provide a brief overview of the revised and expanded edition of Piano Duet Repertoire (Indiana University Press, 2016).
1:50-2:45 152 Strategies for Effective and Efficient Teaching Dr. Julie Knerr, clinician
As teachers, we are constantly adapting our teaching to find the most beneficial way to structure the lesson and the most instructive ways to meet our student's needs. This session will explore 152 practical and specific teaching strategies for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of our teaching.
2:45-3:30 Afternoon Break – Coffee and Refreshments – Round Table Discussions Visit Exhibits & Book Signing Event Research Poster Presentations "Exploring Sound and Color in Impressionstic Art and Debussy's Preludes" Anna Elkins (Eastern Michigan University) "Setting Up a Home Studio and Business Aspects for Creating Music School" Daniela Gonzalez-Suarez (Baylor University) "Scores and Editions in Early Opera Recitative" Natsumi Takai & Marina Hwang (Michigan State University) "Teaching Preschool Group Piano Classes" Michaela Boros and Josh Wang (Bowling Green State University) "Making Five-Four Fun: Asymmetrical Meter in Pedagogical Piano Repertoire" Michaela Boros (Bowling Green State University) "Effects of Bench Height Variation on Muscle Activation in Pianists" Sarah Welch (Ohio University) "The Pain Free Pianist" Malissa Tong, Oswald Johnson, Alexis King, Holly Kessis (Ohio University)
3:30-4:30 New Music for All Your Teaching and Performing Needs Dr. E.L Lancaster and Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk, clinicians
Explore new materials from favorite Alfred authors to invigorate you and your students. A variety of materials will be presented including original music from early elementary through late intermediate, graded masterwork repertoire, current hits, and sacred performance arrangements.
5:00-8:00 Dinner on Your Own Explore the unique dining experiences Athens has to offer.
8:00-9:30 Anderson & Roe Piano Duo - Featured Artist Recital Please arrive early as the hall will fill quickly. There will be a $10 suggested admission donation for those not registered for the seminar.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
7:45-8:00 Coffee and Refreshments
8:00-8:55 The Role of Rote Teaching in the Development of Reading, Artistry, and Technique Dr. Julie Knerr and Katherine Fisher, clinicians
When rote teaching is used in conjunction with a strong reading program, it has enormous benefits for students in the early stages of piano study. Come learn why students thrive when this approach is used.
9:00-9:55 Helping Those Who Can’t Sound Like They Can: Teaching the 99% Dr. E.L Lancaster and Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk, clinicians
Not every student is a winner, but every student can sound like one! This session will demonstrate strategies and materials for helping average students sound like they are a part of the 1%.
10:00-10:55 Intermediate Chamber Music for Pianists and Coaching Strategies Deborah Price and Stephanie Price, clinicians
This session will explore early and intermediate chamber music for pianists, practical chamber music coaching strategies, performances by young chamber ensembles, as well as an overview of the non-profit organization, Chamber Music Connection.
11:00-11:50 Strategies for Piano Duo and Duet Performance Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe, artists/clinicians
Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe engage in a conversation about the unique problems of rehearsal, ensemble, and performance as a two-piano and one-piano/four-hand team. Special attention will be devoted to issues of synchronization and balance, one-piano/four-hand physicality, creativity, effective transcription realization, and recital programming. Includes multiple demonstrations and a Q&A session.
12:00-12:45 Luncheon& Discussion Luncheon must be purchased in advance.
12:45-1:30 Dear Abby: A Pedagogical Advice Column Panelists: Greg Anderson, Elizabeth Joy Roe, E.L. Lancaster, Gayle Kowalchyk, Deborah Price, Stephanie Price, Christopher Fisher, Katherine Fisher, Julie Knerr, Gail Berenson
Seminar participants will have the opportunity to ask pedagogical questions and receive advice from panelists during this lively, interactive session.