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
12:00-12:50 The Transformative Triad: Rote, Technique, and Improvisation Dr. Julie Knerr and Katherine Fisher, Clinicians Are you a teacher who hopes to inspire motivation and creativity in your piano students while simultaneously laying a strong technical foundation? This workshop will investigate how rote teaching is use in the early stages of piano study to develop these vital aspects of musicianship. Specifically, the clinicians will speak in detail about the Piano Safari technical approach, the rote pieces used in conjunction with these technical exercises, and how they in turn foster the freedom to improvise and compose for the young pianist.
12:55-1:45 Pedaling with “Style from Baroque to Pop Nancy Bachus, Clinician A survey of techniques for all three pedals, and what is appropriate use in Baroque, Classical, Romantic and “Pop” musical styles.
1:45-1:55 Brief Break and Stretch
1:55-2:45 Reimagining the Role of Chamber Music in Your Studio Dr. Stephanie Wu, Clinician With so much great solo repertoire to draw from, chamber music tends to get pushed to the sidelines or is even completely neglected when it comes to our teaching. This session will explore how we can use chamber music to motivate our students, refine their playing, deepen their love of music, build deeper connections in our music community, and more.
2:45-3:30 Afternoon Break – Coffee and Refreshments Poster Session Presentations Visit Exhibits & Book Signing Event
3:30-4:30 Principles of Interpretation Dr. Deborah Rambo Sinn, Clinician How does one approach music interpretation? Is it just a matter of personality, emotions, or charisma? Or, are there concrete concepts one can teach students that will lead them to making good choices well into the future? Principles of Interpretation offers an overview of the mechanics of interpretation and how it works. It will set teachers on the path towards tackling the musical problems in the score and offer sensible solutions for communicating ideas to their students.
4:30-5:30 Visit Exhibits
5:00-7:30 Dinner on Your Own Explore the unique dining experiences Athens has to offer.
7:30-9:00 Joyce Yang, Guest Artist Recital Please arrive early as the hall will fill quickly.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
8:45-9:00 Coffee and Refreshments
9:00-9:50 Music for All: Strategies for Diverse Learners Dr. Laura Brown, Clinician This session will provide piano teachers with strategies that can help all students, including those with disabilities. Characteristics of several disabilities will be reviewed, along with approaches and strategies that will be enhance your teaching.
9:55-10:45 Motivation, Mindset, and Grit: Fostering a Culture of Excellence Dr. Christopher Fisher, Clinician Do you believe your students are achieving their personal best? Do you sense a lack of motivation among your students? This session will distill a rather significant body of motivation theory and research and will present robust strategies that can be used to foster a culture of excellence and inspire joyful and purposeful music making in your studios.
10:45-11:00 Brief Break and Stretch
11:00-12:15 Master Class: Joyce Yang, Guest Artist Featuring Ohio University Summer Piano Camp Students
12:15-12:45 Luncheon & Discussion Luncheon ticket must be purchased in advance.
12:45-1:45 Professional Piano Teachers: Town Hall Meeting Seminar participants will have the opportunity to ask pedagogical questions and receive advice from panelists during this lively, interactive session. Sample topics include: Effective and inspiring studio projects Strategies for motivating students Studio successes and best practices Tips for building studio community and purpose Business strategies for success 1:45-2:00 Closing Remarks
*Schedule subject to change.
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