2016-2017 Upcoming Events

Ingrid Clarfield's teaching attains the highest levels of creativity. But what makes her truly unique is her ability to de-mystify the road to artistry into practical, easy steps that will be useful in your own studio--this week! One workshop from her is worth a year of regular lessons.

-- Scott McBride Smith (President, Royal American Conservatory Examinations President and CEO, International Institute for Young Musicians)

"... What a special treat is was to hear your session at the MTNA National Convention in Los Angeles. ..Your session was truly outstanding. In fact, Iӭ sure it was a convention highlight for those who attended-and it was one of the best attended of all. The program content was well developed and was packed with an incredible amount of usable information for the studio teacher.
      By the way, your delivery style was also quite impressive. It was captivating and powerful. I could tell within the first thirty seconds that the audience became instantly eager to hear what you had to say.
    Ingrid, through your teaching and your workshops, you are making significant contributions to music and the music teaching profession. In fact, I plan to mention you whenever Iӭ asked to recommend an affective presenter. I am also personally grateful for your commitment to MTNA and our programs. ..."

-- Gary L. Ingle, Executive Director
Music Teachers National Association



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2016 Upcoming Events:
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Nebraska Music Teachers National Association State Conference

University of Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska

Topic: Preparing Students for Auditions and Competitions:Turning Fear into Fun!!

Proper preparation for performing situations is an essential component for a successful experience. This program includes such topics as choice of repertoire, understanding and solving technical problems, memorization, performance anxiety and stage poise. Choosing the right performance activity to match each student needs will be discussed. This workshop will provide useful strategies to help teachers prepare their students for all kinds of performing experiences.

 



October 13-14, 2016

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Master Class Showcase

Piano Teachers Forum
Jacobs Music Company
2540 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Topic: Preparing Students for Auditions and Competitions:Turning Fear into Fun!!

Proper preparation for performing situations is an essential component for a successful experience. This program includes such topics as choice of repertoire, understanding and solving technical problems, memorization, performance anxiety and stage poise. Choosing the right performance activity to match each student needs will be discussed. This workshop will provide useful strategies to help teachers prepare their students for all kinds of performing experiences.


Nov 4, 2016


with Guest Left Hand Artist Todd Simmons

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New Jersey Music Teachers Association State Conference

Westminter Choir College


Showcase: Classics for the Developing Pianist and
NEWLY RELEASED study guides books 1-3


Ingrid Clarfield and coauthor, Phyllis Lehrer, will discuss and perform pieces from their new five book series which feature the 100 piano works they believe pianists should study and perform. Their editions feature alternative fingerings, pedaling suggestions, additional dynamics for artistic shaping and voicing, a possible tempo range, plus clear explanations of ornamentation.



November 20, 2016

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2016 Past Events:
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High School Piano Camp At Westminster

High School Piano Camp

Now in its 33rd year, Piano Camp is a unique and exciting musical expereiance for high school students. Led by Professor of Piano, Ingrid Clarfield, the faculty includes Donald Smith, Todd Simmons, Kristen Topham, and Laura Amoriello. Ms. Clarfield will present lecture/demonstrations, master classes and group discussions. Which will allow participants the opportunity to explore, in a supportive environment. The many facets of playing the piano. Ideas on efficient practice techniques, stylistic interpretation, memorization and dealing with performance anxiety will be presented. By reviewing videotapes of their playing and coaching, pianists will be able to study technique, performance choreography, develop poise and strive for a polished performance.

Program Highlights
• Students will be coached in solo, duet and two-piano pieces in addition to prepared solos form their current repertoire.
• Students receive supervised practice session during the week.
• Ms. Clarfield will provide guidance in the preparation of college auditions, recitals competitions and career opportunities.
• Students attend classes in style and interpretation, technique, music history, theory, jazz and accoumpanying.
• Student will demonstrate what they have learned by performing solo and ensemble piece in a recital on Friday afternoon

Daily Schedule
Monrning: Group classes in technique, memory tips and performance anxiety Master classes in solo repertorie.
Afternoon: Ensemble rehearsals and coaching, group classes in music, performance chorography, preparing for auditions and mater classes( solo repertoire)
Evening: fun group activities that teach theory, jazz, improvisation, composition and accompanying, supervised practice sessions on solo and ensemble repertoire.

Enrollment
Enrollment is open to students entering the 9th grade through those who have just completed their senior year.

July 17 - July 22, 2016

Princeton, NJ




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MTNA

with Peter Mack

April 2-6, 2016

San Antonio, Texas

Creating Magic in the Unexpected: Same Goals ֠Different Accents!

All musicians have the same goal - to move an audience. What can teachers do to make this magic happen? Two dynamic teachers share their creative strategies that work for them, and can work for you!

The session will include intermediate and Advanced musical examples by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Debussy and Ginastera. PLUS they will share their insightful yet witty critique comments of each of each other's students!!!!



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Horowitz: The Man/The Artist/The Teacher

Back by Popular Demand!

Featuring: Prof. Ingrid Clarfield & Todd Simmons

Guest Performers ՠDoor Prizes ՠRefreshments

Showcasing an inventory of pianos made famous by these celebrities.

Open to the public. Seating is Free but Limited. Please call to reserve.

For information, please contact Norman Seldin. 609-434-0222


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April 23, 2016
2:00 PM

Jacobs Music Company
2540 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

 

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Master Class with Students of Inessa Glyzernova

May 7, 2016


May 8, 2016


 

 

 

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Alabama Music Teachers Association

 

Preparing Students for Auditions and Competitions:Turning Fear into Fun!!

Proper preparation for performing situations is an essential component for a successful experience. This program includes such topics as choice of repertoire, understanding and solving technical problems, memorization, performance anxiety and stage poise. Choosing the right performance activity to match each studentӳ needs will be discussed. This workshop will provide useful strategies to help teachers prepare their students for all kinds of performing experiences.

Showcase - Classics for the Developing Pianist:
Core Repertoire for Study and Performance

Ingrid Clarfield will discuss and perform pieces from her new five book series which feature the 100 piano works they believe pianists should study and perform. Their editions feature alternative fingerings, pedaling suggestions, additional dynamics for artistic shaping and voicing, a possible tempo range, plus clear explanations of ornamentation.

Master Class

June 2-3, 2016

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Guest Left Hand Artist Dr. Kevin Chance

 

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Texas Music Teachers Association State Conference

 

Keynote Address - Showing and commentary on documentary "Take a Bow"

 

Auditions lecture

 

Showcase - Classics for the Developing Pianist

Ingrid Clarfield will discuss and perform pieces from her new five book series which feature the 100 piano works they believe pianists should study and perform. Their editions feature alternative fingerings, pedaling suggestions, additional dynamics for artistic shaping and voicing, a possible tempo range, plus clear explanations of ornamentation.

Master Class

June 15-18, 2016

with Guest Left Hand Artist Matt Gutwald

 

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Lancaster

Elizabethtown College

The Road to Technical and Stylistic Mastery

This workshop examines the essential elements of building a solid technique that leads to greater musicality and stylistic awareness. Attention will be given on how to achieve the correct sound that will result in desired musical purpose. An overview of the stylistic traits of the musical periods will be presented as they relate to how a student learns and polishes their repertoire for performance. Repertoire and exercises will be demonstrated from Elementary through Advanced levels.


March 18, 2016

with Guest Left Hand Artist Todd Simmons

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SJMTA AUDITIONS

with Guest Left Hand Artist Todd Simmons

February 23, 2016
10:00 AM

Jacobs Cherry Hill

Preparing Students for Auditions and Competitions: Turning FEAR into FUN!!

Proper preparation for performing situations is an essential component for a successful experience. This program includes such topics as choice of repertoire, understanding and solving technical problems, memorization, performance anxiety and stage poise. Choosing the right performance activity to match each student’s needs will be discussed. This workshop will provide useful strategies to help teachers prepare their students for all kinds of performing experiences.


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2014-2015 Past Events:
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Westminster Choir College of Rider University presents
Damien Dixon Memorial Piano Scholarship Recital and Master Class with Professor Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield

December 13, 2015
3:00 PM

Jacobs Music Company
2540 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ

Featuring students of Larissa Korkina, Julia Lam, Phyllis Lehrer, Chiu Tze Lin, Lillian Livingston

Visit the Damien Dixon Memorial page >

View the Event Flyer >



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Diller Quaile

with Guest Left Hand Artist Todd Simmons

December 4 - 6, 2015
2:00 PM

DQ School of Music, 24 E 95th St., NYC, NY

Teaching Rubato: Bend It, But DonӴ Break It!

We, as piano teachers face many challenges, perhaps one of the greatest being the maintenance of a steady tempo in our students’ playing with a strict inner pulse. But what happens when they reach all of that splendid repertoire that demands rhythmic freedom? This workshop will provide teachers with ideas on when and why we use rubato, as well as techniques for how to teach students to play with rhythmic freedom beginning at an early age. Professor Clarfield will perform and provide an extensive list of repertoire form early intermediate to advanced levels that are effective in teaching rubato.


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Georgia Music Teachers Association

with Guest Left Hand Artist Nancy Elton

November 5 - 7, 2015

Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia

Preparing Students for Auditions and Competitions: Turning FEAR into FUN!!

Proper preparation for performing situations is an essential component for a successful experience. This program includes such topics as choice of repertoire, understanding and solving technical problems, memorization, performance anxiety and stage poise. Choosing the right performance activity to match each student’s needs will be discussed. This workshop will provide useful strategies to help teachers prepare their students for all kinds of performing experiences.

Teaching Rubato: Bend It, But DonӴ Break It!

We, as piano teachers face many challenges, perhaps one of the greatest being the maintenance of a steady tempo in our students’ playing with a strict inner pulse. But what happens when they reach all of that splendid repertoire that demands rhythmic freedom? This workshop will provide teachers with ideas on when and why we use rubato, as well as techniques for how to teach students to play with rhythmic freedom beginning at an early age. Professor Clarfield will perform and provide an extensive list of repertoire form early intermediate to advanced levels that are effective in teaching rubato.

The Top 100 Masterworks: Classics for the Developing Pianist

Ingrid Clarfield and coauthor, Phyllis Lehrer, will discuss and perform pieces from their new five book series which feature the 100 piano works they believe pianists should study and perform. Their editions feature alternative fingerings, pedaling suggestions, additional dynamics for artistic shaping and voicing, a possible tempo range, plus clear explanations of ornamentation.

Master Class



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New Jersey Music Teachers Association State Conference

 

Teaching Rubato: Bend It, But Don’t Break It!

We, as piano teachers face many challenges, perhaps one of the greatest being the maintenance of a steady tempo in our students’ playing with a strict inner pulse. But what happens when they reach all of that splendid repertoire that demands rhythmic freedom? This workshop will provide teachers with ideas on when and why we use rubato, as well as techniques for how to teach students to play with rhythmic freedom beginning at an early age. Professor Clarfield will perform and provide an extensive list of repertoire form early intermediate to advanced levels that are effective in teaching rubato.


November 14 - 15, 2015

with Guest Left Hand Artist Todd Simmons

 

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High School Piano Camp At Westminster

High School Piano Camp

Now in its 32nd year, Piano Camp is a unique and exciting musical expereiance for high school students. Led by Professor of Piano, Ingrid Clarfield, the faculty includes Donald Smith, Todd Simmons, Kristen Topham, and Laura Amoriello. Ms. Clarfield will present lecture/demonstrations, master classes and group discussions. Which will allow participants the opportunity to explore, in a supportive environment. The many facets of playing the piano. Ideas on efficient practice techniques, stylistic interpretation, memorization and dealing with performance anxiety will be presented. By reviewing videotapes of their playing and coaching, pianists will be able to study technique, performance choreography, develop poise and strive for a polished performance.

Program Highlights
• Students will be coached in solo, duet and two-piano pieces in addition to prepared solos form their current repertoire.
• Students receive supervised practice session during the week.
• Ms. Clarfield will provide guidance in the preparation of college auditions, recitals competitions and career opportunities.
• Students attend classes in style and interpretation, technique, music history, theory, jazz and accoumpanying.
• Student will demonstrate what they have learned by performing solo and ensemble piece in a recital on Friday afternoon

Daily Schedule
Monrning: Group classes in technique, memory tips and performance anxiety Master classes in solo repertorie.
Afternoon: Ensemble rehearsals and coaching, group classes in music, performance chorography, preparing for auditions and mater classes( solo repertoire)
Evening: fun group activities that teach theory, jazz, improvisation, composition and accompanying, supervised practice sessions on solo and ensemble repertoire.

Enrollment
Enrollment is open to students entering the 9th grade through those who have just completed their senior year.

July 19 - July 24, 2015

Princeton, NJ




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Tennessee Music Teachers Association State Conference

Chattanooga, Tennessee

9:00 AM
Preparing Students for Auditions and Competitions: Turning FEAR into FUN!!

Proper preparation for performing situations is an essential component for a successful experience. This program includes such topics as choice of repertoire, understanding and solving technical problems, memorization, performance anxiety and stage poise. Choosing the right performance activity to match each student’s needs will be discussed. This workshop will provide useful strategies to help teachers prepare their students for all kinds of performing experiences.

11:00 AM
Alfred Publishers Showcase

The Top 100 Masterworks: Classics for the Developing Pianist

Ingrid Clarfield and coauthor, Phyllis Lehrer, will discuss and perform pieces from their new five book series which feature the 100 piano works they believe pianists should study and perform. Their editions feature alternative fingerings, pedaling suggestions, additional dynamics for artistic shaping and voicing, a possible tempo range, plus clear explanations of ornamentation.

2:00 PM
Master Class with students early Intermediate through Advanced Students

June 8, 2015

with Guest Left Hand Artist Sigrid Luther

 

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Master Class for the Studio of Dr. Bing Bing Chang

May 31, 2015

 

Names of Performers/Repertoire:
Kyson F. Zhou (age 7) J.S. Bach's Prelude in C, WTC I
Julia Huang (age 7) Chopin's Waltz in A minor, Op.Posthmous
Joyce Huang (age 11) Debussy's Clair de Lune
Lucia Shen (age 12) Chopin's Waltz in C# minor, Op. 64 No.2
Anna Fu (age 12) Liszt's Eglogue from Annees de Pelerinage, Suisse.
Anna Akkara (age 15) Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# minor, Op. Posthmous



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Master Class - Exploring Musical Masterpieces
with Children of all ages and levels

Sunday, May 24, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Come watch Profesor Ingrid Clarfield, MTNA Teacher of the year, work with students ages 9-15, as she shares her ideas for making their performances come alive and connect with the audience. The Teaching Demonstration will feature the students of:

Chang Liu - Helen Zhu
Inessa Gleyzerova - James Ma
Rose McCathran - Kate Guo
Maria Zolotareff - Sahil Malhorta
Todd Simmons - William Liu



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Diller Quaile School of Music - New York, NY
10:15-12:30 Keyboard Celebration

The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Piece

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but they’re still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there? In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.

 



March 19, 2015
10:15 AM - 12:30 PM

with Guest Left Hand Artist Todd Simmoms

Master Class Featuring the Students of Chang Liu

December 14, 2014
9:00 -11:00 AM

Westminster Choir College- Williamson Hall

 



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South Carolina Music Teachers Association State Conference

November 7-8, 2014

 


with Guest Left Hand Artist Dr. Scott Price

Preparing Students for Auditions and Competitions: Turning FEAR into FUN!!

Proper preparation for performing situations is an essential component for a successful experience. This program includes such topics as choice of repertoire, understanding and solving technical problems, memorization, performance anxiety and stage poise. Choosing the right performance activity to match each student’s needs will be discussed. This workshop will provide useful strategies to help teachers prepare their students for all kinds of performing experiences.

The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Piece

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but they’re still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there? In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.

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Music Educators Association of NJ

Madison Public Library- Madison NJ

Preparing Students for Auditions and Competitions: Turning FEAR into FUN!!

Proper preparation for performing situations is an essential component for a successful experience. This program includes such topics as choice of repertoire, understanding and solving technical problems, memorization, performance anxiety and stage poise. Choosing the right performance activity to match each student’s needs will be discussed. This workshop will provide useful strategies to help teachers prepare their students for all kinds of performing experiences.

 



October 16, 2014

with Guest Left Hand Artist Todd Simmoms

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High School Piano Camp At Westminster

High School Piano Camp

Now in its 31st year, Piano Camp is a unique and exciting musical expereiance for high school students. Led by Professor of Piano, Ingrid Clarfield, the faculty includes Donald Smith, Todd Simmons, Kristen Topham, and Laura Amoriello. Ms. Clarfield will present lecture/demonstrations, master classes and group discussions. Which will allow participants the opportunity to explore, in a supportive environment. The many facets of playing the piano. Ideas on efficient practice techniques, stylistic interpretation, memorization and dealing with performance anxiety will be presented. By reviewing videotapes of their playing and coaching, pianists will be able to study technique, performance choreography, develop poise and strive for a polished performance.

Program Highlights
• Students will be coached in solo, duet and two-piano pieces in addition to prepared solos form their current repertoire.
• Students receive supervised practice session during the week.
• Ms. Clarfield will provide guidance in the preparation of college auditions, recitals competitions and career opportunities.
• Students attend classes in style and interpretation, technique, music history, theory, jazz and accoumpanying.
• Student will demonstrate what they have learned by performing solo and ensemble piece in a recital on Friday afternoon

Daily Schedule
Monrning: Group classes in technique, memory tips and performance anxiety Master classes in solo repertorie.
Afternoon: Ensemble rehearsals and coaching, group classes in music, performance chorography, preparing for auditions and mater classes( solo repertoire)
Evening: fun group activities that teach theory, jazz, improvisation, composition and accompanying, supervised practice sessions on solo and ensemble repertoire.

Enrollment
Enrollment is open to students entering the 9th grade through those who have just completed their senior year.

July 20 - July 25, 2014

Princeton, NJ




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Master Class with Students of Vicki Chow

Saturday, June 14, 2014
2:00 PM


Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
177 Princeton-Hightstown Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

Names of Performers/Repertoire:
Caris Co, age 5, Wild Rider - R. Schumann
Caitlin Co, age 7, The Bell Tolls - F. Liszt
Emma Kim, age 9, Solfeggieto - CPE Bach
Oliver Kim, age 6, Adagio - D. Steibelt
Darina Huang, age 8, Waltz in b minor, Op. 69, no. 2 - F. Chopin
Maya Mau, age 11, O Polichinelo (The Punch Doll) - H. Villa Lobos

 

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Minnesota Music Teachers Association State Conference

June 9-10, 2014

with Guest Left Hand Artist Jon Iverson


 

Crowne Plaza West Conference Center- Plymouth, Minnesota

Preparing Students for Auditions and Competitions: Turning Fear into FUN!

Proper preparation for performing situations is an essential component for a successful experience. This program includes such topics as choice of repertoire, understanding and solving technical problems, memorization, performance anxiety and stage poise. Choosing the right performance activity to match each student's needs will be discussed. This workshop will provide useful strategies to help teachers prepare their students for all kinds of performing experiences.

The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Piece

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but they’re still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there? In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.

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Master Class

 

Studio of Rose McCathran
Westminster Choir College
Rider University Library 4/5


Names of Performers/Repertoire:
Cassie Lieu - Debussy Golliwog's Cakewalk
Rithika Ganesh - Alexander Night Song
Emelia Bercaw - Mozart Sonata K. 545, First Movement
Jocelyn Lim - Ginastera Danza de la moza donosa
Anne Marie Kluempen - Barber Hesitation Tango

 

 



May 31, 2014
2:30 PM

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Master Class with Students of Inessa Gleyzerova

 

Jacobs Music
Lawrenceville, NJ


Names of Performers/Repertoire:
Zachary Shi - Variations in G maj- Beethoven
James Ma - Dr.Gradus ad Parnassum- Debussy
Riti Suresh - Clair de Lune- Debussy
Brandon Botsch - Fantaisie-Impromptu- Chopin

 

 



May 18, 2014
1:00 - 3:00 PM

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Master Class with Students of Susan Spevak

 

In her Studio in
Yardley, PA


 

 



April 27, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 PM

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MTNA National Conference - Pedagogy Saturday

March 22, 2014

with Guest Left Hand Artist Alejandro Cremaschi

 


 

8:00 - 9:00 AM
in the Grand Ballroom Salons I/I

The Chicago Marriott Downtown
Magnificent Mile
Chicago, Illinois

Topics: From Hot Cross Buns to Les Adieux!

Inspiring artistic performance should be an integral part of piano study from the first lesson. This session will discuss and demonstrate how to integrate artistry from the beginning with examples from method books through advanced repertoire.

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2012 - 2013 Past Events:
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Westminster Choir College of Rider University presents
Damien Dixon Memorial Piano Scholarship Recital and Master Class with Professor Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield

December 8, 2013
2:00 ֠4:00 PM

Jacobs Music Company
2540 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ

Featuring students of Larissa Korkina, Julia Lam, Phyllis Albert Lehrer, Chiu-Tze Lin, Lillian Livingston, Veda Zuponcic and a special two-piano performance by the last two recipients of this special scholarship, Matt Gutwald, and Ray Nugent.

Tickets:
Patron - $100 (preferred seating and program recognition)
Friend - $50 (preferred seating and program recognition)
General Admission - $20 (adult), $10 (student)

Space is limited. Reservations and tickets are required.
Contact Norman Seldin at Jacobs at 609-434-0222 or 732-245-4777 (cell) or NormanSeldin@aol.com

Donations may be sent directly to:
The Damien Dixon Memorial Piano Scholarship
Jacobs Music Company
2540 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


Visit the Damien Dixon Memorial page >

View the flyer >



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Delaware State MTA Conference

November 9, 2013


 

University of Delaware - Newark, Delaware

Road to Technical and Stylistic Mastery

This workshop examines the essential elements of building a solid technique that leads to greater musicality and stylistic awareness. Attention will be given on how to achieve the correct sound that will result in desired musical purpose. An overview of the stylistic traits of the musical periods will be presented as they relate to how a student learns and polishes their repertoire for performance. Repertoire and exercises will be demonstrated from Elementary through Advanced levels.

Master Class with Intermediate and Advanced Students

 

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Westminster Choir College Family Weekend

WCC Family Weekend
Williamson Hall, Princeton, N.J.

Master Class featuring Westminster Piano Students

Performers:
Ru Wui Jon Sysyn Anna Lotte Smith


November 2, 2013
2:00 - 3:00 PM

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Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers

Jacobs Music, Willow Grove, PA

The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Pieces

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but theyӲe still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there?In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.



October 8, 2013

with Guest Left Hand Artist Todd Simmoms

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Northern Fulton Music Teachers Symposium in Atlanta Area

Alpharetta United Methodist Church
Alpharetta, Georgia

The Road to Technical Stylistic Mastery

This workshop examines the essential elements of building a solid technique that leads to greater musicality and stylistic awareness. Attention will be given on how to achieve the correct sound that will result in desired musical purpose. An overview of the stylistic traits of the musical periods will be presented as they relate to how a student learns and polishes their repertoire for performance. Repertoire and exercises will be demonstrated from Elementary through Advanced levels.

Master Class with students of all ages and levels



August 24, 2013

with Guest Left Hand Artist Nancy Elton

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High School Piano Camp At Westminster

High School Piano Camp

Now in its 29th year, Piano Camp is a unique and exciting musical expereiance for high school students. Led by Professor of Piano, Ingrid Clarfield, the faculty includes Donald Smith, Todd Simmons, Richard Woo, Allyn Schwiep, Kristen Topham, Lauren Kooistra and Laura Amoriello. Ms. Clarfield will present lecture/demonstrations, master classes and group discussions. Which will allow participants the opportunity to explore, in a supportive environment. The many facets of playing the piano. Ideas on efficient practice techniques, stylistic interpretation, memorization and dealing with performance anxiety will be presented. By reviewing videotapes of their playing and coaching, pianists will be able to study technique, performance choreography, develop poise and strive for a polished performance.

Program Highlights
• Students will be coached in solo, duet and two-piano pieces in addition to prepared solos form their current repertoire.
• Students receive supervised practice session during the week.
• Ms. Clarfield will provide guidance in the preparation of college auditions, recitals competitions and career opportunities.
• Students attend classes in style and interpretation, technique, music history, theory, jazz and accoumpanying.
• Student will demonstrate what they have learned by performing solo and ensemble piece in a recital on Friday afternoon

Daily Schedule
Monrning: Group classes in technique, memory tips and performance anxiety Master classes in solo repertorie.
Afternoon: Ensemble rehearsals and coaching, group classes in music, performance chorography, preparing for auditions and mater classes( solo repertoire)
Evening: fun group activities that teach theory, jazz, improvisation, composition and accompanying, supervised practice sessions on solo and ensemble repertoire.

Enrollment
Enrollment is open to students entering the 9th grade through those who have just completed their senior year.

July 28 - August 2, 2013

Princeton, NJ




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National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy Conference

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Lombard, Illinois

Alfred Publishers Showcase - July 25, 8:00 a.m.

The Top 100 Masterworks: Classics for the Developing Pianist

Ingrid Clarfield and coauthor, Phyllis Lehrer, will discuss and perform pieces from their new five book series which feature the 100 piano works they believe pianists should study and perform. Their editions feature alternative fingerings, pedaling suggestions, additional dynamics for artistic shaping and voicing, a possible tempo range, plus clear explanations of ornamentation.



July 25, 2013
8:00 AM

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Colorado Music Teachers Association State Conference

June 5-8, 2013


with Guest Left Hand Artist
Alejando Cremaschi

Colorado

June 5, 1:00 - 2:30
The Road to Technical and Stylistic Mastery

This workshop examines the essential elements of building a solid technique that leads to greater musicality and stylistic awareness. Attention will be given on how to achieve the correct sound that will result in desired musical purpose. An overview of the stylistic traits of the musical periods will be presented as they relate to how a student learns and polishes their repertoire for performance. Repertoire and exercises will be demonstrated from Elementary through Advanced levels.

June 6, 9:30 - 11:00 Master Class

June 6, 4:30 - 6:00
Teaching Voicing From Top to Bottom and Sometimes in the Middle too!

Long before our students play advanced repertoire, they need to know that voicing is essential for an artistic performance. In this session, teachers will learn many ideas for helping students to achieve skillful voicing. These suggestions will include exercises, repertoire and strategies for students of all ages and levels.

Showing of "Take a Bow:the Ingrid Clarfield Story"

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Master Class with Students of Inessa Glyzernova

 

Jacobs Music
Lawrenceville, NJ


Names of Performers/Repertoire:
Zachary Shi (10) - Vienise Sonatina No.6 in C maj. (4th mvmt. Allegro) by W.A.Mozart
James Ma (12) - Nocturne Op.19 N.4 by P.Tchaikovsky
Brandon Botsch (15) - Sonata in A maj. Op.120 (1st mvmt) by F.Schubert
Riti Suresh (15) - Waltz Op.64 No.2 by F.Chopin

 



May 19, 2013
1:00 P.M.

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Steinway Piano Gallery Presents Ingrid Clarfield

April 20, 2013


with Guest Left Hand Artist Patti Robertson

Steinway Piano Gallery
Spokane, Washington

9:00 - 10:30
The Road to Technical and Stylistic Mastery

This workshop examines the essential elements of building a solid technique that leads to greater musicality and stylistic awareness. Attention will be given on how to achieve the correct sound that will result in desired musical purpose. An overview of the stylistic traits of the musical periods will be presented as they relate to how a student learns and polishes their repertoire for performance. Repertoire and exercises will be demonstrated from Elementary through Advanced levels.

11:00-12:15
Master Class for Kids of all ages

 

1:30-3:00
The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Pieces

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but they’re still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there? In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.

3:15-4:15
Master Class for Adults

 

4:15
Q and A

 

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Suffolk Piano Teachers Association

April 7, 2013
2:00 - 5:00 P.M.


with Guest Left Hand Artist Todd Simmons

Frank and Camilles Fine Pianos
402 Route 110
Melvile, NY

The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Pieces

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but theyӲe still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there?In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.

Master Class
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Music Teachers National Association National Conference

Anaheim, California


Intermediate Master Class

 

Panel discussion with Randall Faber, Pete Jutras, and Scott McBride Smith: Got Questions?

 

Alfred Showcase with Phyllis Lehrer featuring Books 4 and 5 in new series: Classics for the Developing Pianist



March 9-13, 2013

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South Jersey Music Teachers Association

February 26, 2013


 

Jacobs Music
Cherry Hill, N.J

The Road to Technical and Stylistic Mastery

This workshop examines the essential elements of building a solid technique that leads to greater musicality and stylistic awareness. Attention will be given on how to achieve the correct sound that will result in desired musical purpose. An overview of the stylistic traits of the musical periods will be presented as they relate to how a student learns and polishes their repertoire for performance. Repertoire and exercises will be demonstrated from Elementary through Advanced levels.

 

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New Jersey Music Teachers Association State Conference

with Guest Left Hand Artist Richard Woo and with special appearance of Clarfield WCC students and alumni

Rider University,
Lawrenceville, N.J.


Teaching Voicing From Top to Bottom and Sometimes in the Middle too!

Long before our students play advanced repertoire, they need to know that voicing is essential for an artistic performance. In this session, teachers will learn many ideas for helping students to achieve skillful voicing. These suggestions will include exercises, repertoire and strategies for students of all ages and levels.

 



November 17, 2012
11:15 A.M.

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Westminster Choir College Family Weekend Master Class

November 3, 2012
2:00 P.M.


 

WCC Family Weekend
Williamson Hall, Princeton, N.J.

Master Class featuring Westminster Piano Students

Pictured with Ingrid Clarfield are:
Tyler Weakland, Robert Colby-Witanek, and Ray Nugent.

 

 

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Preparing Students for Auditions and Competitions:
Turning Fear into Fun!

with Guest Left Hand Artist Richard Woo

Sponsored by the
MTNA/Pennsylvania Main Line Chapter
St. Peters Church Malvern, PA


Preparing Students for Auditions and Competitions: Turning Fear into Fun!

Proper preparation for performing situations is an essential component for a successful experience. This program includes such topics as choice of repertoire, understanding and solving technical problems, memorization, performance anxiety and stage poise. Choosing the right performance activity to match each student’s needs will be discussed. This workshop will provide useful strategies to help teachers prepare their students for all kinds of performing experiences.

 



October 9, 2012
10:00 - 11:30 AM

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Master Class for the Grace Yang Studio

September 22, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 P.M.


 

Jacobs Music
Lawrenceville, N.J.

Master Class for the Grace Yang Studio

Names of Performers:
Cassie Jarzyna
Ashley Kang
James Yang
Charis Gao
Elizabeth Yang
Soon-won Han

 

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Alaska State MTA Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Pieces

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but theyӲe still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there?In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.

The Road to Technical and Stylistic Mastery

This workshop examines the essential elements of building a solid technique that leads to greater musicality and stylistic awareness. Attention will be given on how to achieve the correct sound that will result in desired musical purpose. An overview of the stylistic traits of the musical periods will be presented as they relate to how a student learns and polishes their repertoire for performance. Repertoire and exercises will be demonstrated from Elementary through Advanced levels.

Master Class



August 2012

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Arizona Music Teachers Association State Conference

May 31- June 2, 2012


 

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
Phoenix, Arizona

All presentations will be in the Palacio building.

May 31, 2012, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
The Road to Chopin: From method book to first Chopin pieces

June 1, 2012, 9:40 to 11:10 a.m.
Preparing Students for Evaluations and Auditions: Turning Fear into Fun!

June 2, 2012, 11:15 to 12:15 p.m.
Showcase: Keys to Artistic Performance

 

 

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Music Teachers National Association National Conference

March 24-29, 2012


with Guest Left Hand Artist
Sigrid Luther

Hilton Hotel
New York City, NY

Teaching Voicing From Top to Bottom and Sometimes in the Middle Too!!

Long before our students play advanced repertoire, they need to know that voicing is essential for an artistic performance. In this session, teachers will learn many ideas for helping students to achieve skillful voicing. These suggestions will include exercises, repertoire and strategies for students of all ages and levels.

Sunday, March 25
8:00 AM
Alfred Showcase with Phyllis Lehrer introducing their new series, Classics for the Developing Pianist.

5:00 PM
Screening of Take a Bow - The Ingrid Clarfield Story
Reception for WCC Alumni after the movie

Tuesday, March 27
2:15 PM (session is already listed)

 

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Northern Delaware Valley Chapter of Delaware MTA

Jacobs Music
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania



The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Pieces

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but theyӲe still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there?In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.



February 29, 2012

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University of Georgia Pedagogy Symposium

February 18, 2012

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Start Your Engines!
Preparing Students for Success

Join us for this special piano pedagogy symposium featuring unique sessions and live teaching. The day will focus on technical and musical preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions, from the first lessons on a new piece through the final stages.

For more information, please contact Dr. Pete Jutras at pjutras@uga.edu. This symposium is sponsored by the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and the Despy Karlas Professorship Fund.

Preparing Students for Evaluations and Auditions: Turning Fear into Fun!

Proper preparation for performing situations is an essential component for a successful experience. This program includes such topics as choice of repertoire, understanding and solving technical problems, memorization, performance anxiety and stage poise. Choosing the right performance activity to match each studentӳ needs will be discussed. This workshop will provide useful strategies to help teachers prepare their students for all kinds of performing experiences.

The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Pieces

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but theyӲe still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there?In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.

Joint Teaching Demonstration with Dr. Scott McBride Smith

Panel discussion with Pete Jutras and Dr, Scott McBride Smith

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2010-2011 Past Events:
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Westminster Choir College of Rider University presents
Damien Dixon Memorial Piano Scholarship Recital and Master Class with Professor Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield

Saturday, December 3, 2011
2:30 ֠4:30 p.m.

Jacobs Music Company
2540 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ

Featuring students of Larissa Korkina, Julia Lam, Phyllis Albert Lehrer, Chiu-Tze Lin, Lillian Livingston, Veda Zuponcic and the world premiere of a work by Ryan Brechmacher, first recipient of the Damien Dixon Memorial Scholarship.

Tickets:
Patron - $100 (preferred seating and program recognition)
Friend - $50 (preferred seating and program recognition)
General Admission - $20 (adult), $10 (student)

Space is limited. Reservations and tickets are required.
Contact Norman Seldin at Jacobs at 609-434-0222 or 732-245-4777 (cell) or NormanSeldin@aol.com

Donations may be sent directly to:
The Damien Dixon Memorial Piano Scholarship
Jacobs Music Company
2540 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Montana MTA State Conference

November 11-12, 2011



with Guest Left Hand Artist
Ken Christiansen

Crowne Plaza
Billings, Montana

Keys to Artistic Performance: Color, Choreography and Color

This workshop demonstrates the necessity of incorporating artistic concepts during the early years of musical study. Developing a student’s “performance vocabulary” in the early stages will facilitate the integration of the technical and musical qualities in the more advanced literature. Performance choreography will also be addressed as it relates to musical intention and stylistic considerations. Elements essential to efficient practice and artistic performance of music from all periods will be discussed and demonstrated through examples from beginning, intermediate, and advanced repertoire. Professor Clarfield will also include examples from her publications and some of today’s leading pedagogical composers.

The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Pieces

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but theyӲe still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there?In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.

Showcase: Keys to Stylistic Performance: Students are Never Too Young or Too Old to Understand Style!

Westminster Choir College Family Weekend Master Class

November 5, 2011
Westminster Choir College
Williamson Hall
2:30 PM

Featuring WCC Students

Names of Performers/Repertoire:
Julianne Michalik, Student of Betty Stoloff - Mozart Sonata in F, K.280
Matthew Gutwald, Student of Ingrid Clarfield - Chopin Ballade No. 3 in Ab
Mary Copeley, Student of Lillian Livingston - Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso
Julianne Michalik, Student of Betty Stoloff


Liszt Master Class -
featuring WCC College and Conservatory students

October 22, 2011
Westminster Choir College of Rider University and Westminster Conservatory of Music

Williamson Hall
3:30-5:30
PM

Featuring performers from Westminster Conservatory of Music, The Young Artist Program and the Young Musicians Program

Names of Performers/Repertoire:
Eddie Bryson - Nuages gris
Michelle Pan - Etudes Op1, Nos 1 and 4
Alan Zhang - Waldesrauschen
Anna Lotte Smith - Un Sospiro

 

Utah State MTA Conference

October 14-15, 2011


with Guest Left Hand Artist
Kristen Topham

Salt Lake Community College
Sandy, Utah

Preparing Students for Evaluations and Auditions: Turning Fear into Fun!

Proper preparation for performing situations is an essential component for a successful experience. This program includes such topics as choice of repertoire, understanding and solving technical problems, memorization, performance anxiety and stage poise. Choosing the right performance activity to match each studentӳ needs will be discussed. This workshop will provide useful strategies to help teachers prepare their students for all kinds of performing experiences.

The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Pieces

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but theyӲe still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there?In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.

National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy

July 28, 2011

The Road to Artistry -
Easier Sonatina to Advanced Sonata

Sonatinas contain the same musical elements for artistic performance as do sonatas. Many of the technical and musical challenges students will encounter in advanced sonatas by Mozart, Haydn or Beethoven, first need to be addressed during their learning of sonatinas by Clementi, Kuhlau, Diabelli or other composers.

This teaching demonstration will include performances of: (1) an easier Sonatina, (2) an intermediate level sonata, and (3) an advanced sonata. Professor Clarfield will guide students to achieving an artistic performance addressing the similar stylistic and interpretive issues that occur in the music at all three levels. The road to an artistic Beethoven’s “Waldstein” begins with an artistic Clement Op. 36 No.1!

Showcase:
Keys to Artistic Performance

with Guest Left Hand Artist, Dennis Alexander

Once students have learned all the correct notes, rhythm, and basic dynamics of their pieces, teachers are faced with the challenge of helping them make their performances sound and look truly artistic. This workshop will provide teachers with useful information on how to develop greater artistry by guiding students in 5 ԫeyԠareas: Color, Choreography, Characterization, Rubato, and Pedaling. Teachers and students can apply these principals to all of their repertoire to achieve a higher level of artistic performance, to sound and look like a concert pianist.

This showcase will also feature the World Premiere of Ryan Brechmacher's Three Preludes for RH Alone.

Teaching Demonstration

Lombard, Illinois

 



 

High School Piano Camp At Westminster

High School Piano Camp

Now in its 28th year, Piano Camp is a unique and exciting musical expereiance for high school students. Led by Professor of Piano, Ingrid Clarfield, the faculty includes Donald Smith, Todd Simmons, Richard Woo, Allyn Schwiep, Kristen Topham, Lauren Kooistra and Laura Amoriello. Ms. Clarfield will present lecture/demonstrations, master classes and group discussions. Which will allow participants the opportunity to explore, in a supportive environment. The many facets of playing the piano. Ideas on efficient practice techniques, stylistic interpretation, memorization and dealing with performance anxiety will be presented. By reviewing videotapes of their playing and coaching, pianists will be able to study technique, performance choreography, develop poise and strive for a polished performance.

Program Highlights
• Students will be coached in solo, duet and two-piano pieces in addition to prepared solos form their current repertoire.
• Students receive supervised practice session during the week.
• Ms. Clarfield will provide guidance in the preparation of college auditions, recitals competitions and career opportunities.
• Students attend classes in style and interpretation, technique, music history, theory, jazz and accoumpanying.
• Student will demonstrate what they have learned by performing solo and ensemble piece in a recital on Friday afternoon

Daily Schedule
Monrning: Group classes in technique, memory tips and performance anxiety Master classes in solo repertorie.
Afternoon: Ensemble rehearsals and coaching, group classes in music, performance chorography, preparing for auditions and mater classes( solo repertoire)
Evening: fun group activities that teach theory, jazz, improvisation, composition and accompanying, supervised practice sessions on solo and ensemble repertoire.

Enrollment
Enrollment is open to students entering the 9th grade through those who have just completed their senior year.

July 17-22, 2011

Princeton, NJ




National Piano Institute for Teachers and Young Artists

July 11 and 12, 2011



with Guest Left Hand Artist
Mona Rejino

Southern Methodist University,
Dallas, Texas

Preparing Students For Auditions and Competitions: Turning Fear into Fun!

This seminar helps teachers develop motivational strategies for dealing with students of all ages and levels. Ms. Clarfield shares her philosophical and pedagogical approaches to successful practice that will be effective as well as fun and inspiring. Factors and challenges that effect productive and enjoyable practice such as student learning styles, parental involvement, as well as variety in practice strategies will be discussed. This seminar will focus on how to introduce repertoire effectively as well as how to help your students make up goal oriented practice assignments. Innovative technical drills and useful memory aids will also be covered.

The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Pieces

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but theyӲe still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there?In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.

The Road to Technical and Musical Mastery with "Burgmuller, Czerny, and Hanon"

 

Master Class with students of all levels.

Iowa MTA Conference

June 4-6, 2011

Waldorf College
Forest City, Iowa

Keys to Stylistic Mastery: Students are Never Too Young or Too Old to Understand Style

This workshop examines the essential elements of building a solid technique that leads to greater musicality and stylistic awareness. Attention will be given on how to achieve the correct sound that will result in desired musical purpose. An overview of the stylistic traits of the musical periods will be presented as they relate to how a student learns and polishes their repertoire for performance. Repertoire and exercises will be demonstrated from Elementary through Advanced levels.

Developing a Basic Technical/Musical Vocabulary to Inspire Artistry!

Master Class

The goal is to present a conference that helps us better appreciate our musical heritage, challenges our imagination as we look to the future, and provides sessions that offer practical advice that will improve our day to day effectiveness as teachers.  It will also be a chance to gather with good friends and colleagues in a beautiful setting to share our passion for music. 

Master Class Featuring the Students Of Chang Liu

April 10, 2011
Jacobs Music in Lawrenceville
11:00 AM

Name of Students/Repertoire:
Susanna Lo - Doll's Dream by Oesten
Amber Wang - Sonatina in G Major: Rondo by Diabelli
Amy Deng - Evening in the Country by Bartok
Yufei Tian - April from "The Seasons" by Tchaikovsky
Adrienne Wang - Nocturne in C# minor, Op. Posth by Chopin
Yanjie Qui - Nocturne in B Major by Chopin


Master Class Ryn Lee

MTNA National Conference - Milwaukee, WI

March 29, 2011

The Performers Network

Barry Bittman, MD, CEO - Yamaha Music & Wellness Institute
Neil Cherian, MD, Director - Performance Medicine - Cleveland Clinic
Kathleen Riley, PhD - YMWI Music Performance & Rehabilitation Specialist
David Marcarian, MA, President - Precision Biometrics, Inc.
Ingrid Clarfield ֠Professor of Piano at Westminster Choir College

Join us for the debut of the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary, medically-based, global performance enhancement network. Discover the key role pedagogues will play in the health and well being of performers and students worldwide through an unprecedented collaboration with the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic serving as the central hub of the network.

This dynamic interdisciplinary presentation will introduce the worldӳ first collaborative network for performerӳ health built upon evidence-based scientific protocols and ongoing research. Renowned piano pedagogue Ingrid Clarfield will share her personal perspectives during the session regarding her use of biofeedback as part of her recovery from a stroke.

 

All Day Pedagogy Workshop and Master Class

March 5, 2011

The Road to Technical and Stylistic Mastery

This workshop examines the essential elements of building a solid technique that leads to greater musicality and stylistic awareness. Attention will be given on how to achieve the correct sound that will result in desired musical purpose. An overview of the stylistic traits of the musical periods will be presented as they relate to how a student learns and polishes their repertoire for performance. Repertoire and exercises will be demonstrated from Elementary through Advanced levels.


Keys to Artistic Performance: Color, Choreography, and Characterization

Once students have learned all the correct notes, rhythm, and basic dynamics of their pieces, teachers are faced with the challenge of making their performances truly artistic. This workshop will provide teachers with useful information on how to develop greater artistry by guiding students in 3 ԫeyԠareas: Color, Choreography, Characterization. Teachers and students can apply these principals to all their repertoire to achieve a higher level of artistic performance, to sound and look like a concert pianist. Repertoire will be performed and discussed from Professor Clarfieldӳ unique series with well known composer, Dennis Alexander, Keys to Artistic Performance Books 1-3 (Alfred Publishing Co.), as well as other music from upper elementary through advanced levels. Participants are invited to bring in additional repertoire for discussion.

with Guest Left Hand Artist
Alejandro Cremaschi

University of Colorado at Boulder

Master Class Featuring the Students Of Ryn Lee

December 11, 2010
Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08550
1:45-3:15 PM

Name of Students/Repertoire:
Woori Kogh - Sonatina in G, 2nd Movement by Diabelli
Kelly Chung - Sonatina Op.20 No.1 by Kuhlau
Benjamin Lo - Ballad Op. 100 No.15 by Burgm��r
Sonal Shrivastava - Song of India by Rimsky-Korsakov
Evelyn Wu - The Girl with the Flaxen Hair by Debussy
Adrian Rogers - Prelude Op. 38 No. 2 by Kabalevsky
Jonathan Yoo - The Tides of Manaunaun by Cowell


Master Class Ryn Lee

Piano Teachers Forum

December 3, 2010
Jacobs Music
Lawrenceville, NJ

9:30-11:30

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but they’re still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there?  In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.

The Road to Chopin:
From Method Book to First Chopin Pieces

Featured performers:
Jeremy Mohr, student of Margaret Sheneman, will perform Chopin Waltz in a minor
Vineeta Muthuraj, student of Victoria Chow, will perform Chopin prelude in B minor

with Guest Left Hand Artist
Kristen Topham

West Tenessee Music Teachers Association

November 13, 2010
Jackson, Tennessee

with Guest Left Hand Artist Sigrid Luther

Keys to Artistic Performance: Color, Choreography and Characterization

Once students have learned all the correct notes, rhythm, and basic dynamics of their pieces, teachers are faced with the challenge of making their performances truly artistic. This workshop will provide teachers with useful information on how to develop greater artistry by guiding students in 3 “key” areas: Color, Choreography, Characterization. Teachers and students can apply these principals to all their repertoire to achieve a higher level of artistic performance, to sound and look like a concert pianist. Repertoire will be performed and discussed from Professor Clarfield’s unique series with well known composer, Dennis Alexander, Keys to Artistic Performance Books 1-3 (Alfred Publishing Co.), as well as other music from upper elementary through advanced levels. Participants are invited to bring in additional repertoire for discussion.


The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Pieces


Master Class at Westminster Choir College

November 6, 2010
Master Class at Westminster Choir College
Family Weekend
Williamson Hall
1:00 PM


Piano Teachers Congress of NY

 

October 7, 2010

10:30 AM-Noon

Steinway Hall
109 West 57th Street, NYC, N.Y.
The Road to Chopin:From Method Book to First Chopin Pieces

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz, but they’re still in Book 3 of their method book! How do you get them there?  In this session, teachers will discover repertoire that will prepare students for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in their first Chopin pieces.


High School Piano Camp At Westminster

 

High School Piano Camp

Now in its 27th year, Piano Camp is a unique and exciting musical expereiance for high school students. Led by Professor of Piano, Ingrid Clarfield, the faculty includes Donald Smith, Todd Simmons, Richard Woo, Allyn Schwiep, Rose McCathran Brechmacher, Heather Atagan, Ryan Brechmacher and Kristen Topham. Ms. Clarfield will present lecture/demonstrations, master classes and group discussions. Which will allow participants the opportunity to explore, in a supportive environment. The many facets of playing the piano. Ideas on efficient practice techniques, stylistic interpretation, memorization and dealing with performance anxiety will be presented. By reviewing videotapes of their playing and coaching, pianists will be able to study technique, performance choreography, develop poise and strive for a polished performance.

Program Highlights
• Students will be coached in solo, duet and two-piano pieces in addition to prepared solos form their current repertoire.
• Students receive supervised practice session during the week.
• Ms. Clarfield will provide guidance in the preparation of college auditions, recitals competitions and career opportunities.
• Students attend classes in style and interpretation, technique, music history, theory, jazz and accoumpanying.
• Student will demonstrate what they have learned by performing solo and ensemble piece in a recital on Friday afternoon

Daily Schedule
Monrning: Group classes in technique, memory tips and performance anxiety Master classes in solo repertorie.
Afternoon: Ensemble rehearsals and coaching, group classes in music, performance chorography, preparing for auditions and mater classes( solo repertoire)
Evening: fun group activities that teach theory, jazz, improvisation, composition and accompanying, supervised practice sessions on solo and ensemble repertoire.

Enrollment
Enrollment is open to student entering the 9th grade through those who has just completed their senior year. Due to the popularity of this program, we are offering it in two separate sessions. Each session will be limited to 24 students. Returning student are recommended to enroll in session B.

Session A : J uly 18 - July 24, 2010
Session B: July 25 - July 31, 2010
Location: Princeton, NJ




Portland International Piano Festival Young Pianists Institute

July 12 and 13, 2010

The Road to Technical and Stylistic Mastery

This workshop examines the essential elements of building a solid technique that leads to greater musicality and stylistic awareness. Attention will be given on how to achieve the correct sound that will result in desired musical purpose. An overview of the stylistic traits of the musical periods will be presented as they relate to how a student learns and polishes their repertoire for performance. Repertoire and exercises will be demonstrated from Elementary through Advanced levels.

Keys to Artistic Performance: What You See is What You Hear!

Once students have learned all the correct notes, rhythm, and basic dynamics of their pieces, teachers are faced with the challenge of making their performances truly artistic.

Master Classes with students of all ages

Guest LH Artist, Patti Robertson

Oklahoma MTA State Conference

June 4 & 5, 2010
East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma

June 4 ֠9:00 AM Burgmuller, Czerny, Hanon: The Road to Technical and Musical Mastery

1:30 ֠Motivation: Creative Ways to Encourage Productive Practice and Artistic Performance

June 5 ֠3:00 PM Preparing Students for Auditions and Competitions: Turning Fear Into Fun

Guest LH Artist, Mary Sallee

MTNA National Conference - Albuquerque, NM

March 22, 2010
10:30 AM - Noon

The Road to Chopin: From Method Book to First Chopin Pieces

Your student is dying to play the Minute Waltz or Nocturne in Eb Major, but they’re still in Book 3 of their method book! What do you do? How will you get them there? This workshop will provide teachers with an extensive list of repertoire by contemporary pedagogical composers that will help students prepare for the technical and musical challenges they will encounter in the easiest works of Chopin. Professor Clarfield will give teachers numerous practical suggestions for HOW to apply the musical and technical elements found in this preparatory repertoire to Chopin’s easier compositions. She will also provide detailed pedagogical analyses on her suggested teaching sequence of the first works of Chopin. Program will also include a teaching demonstration.

 

Guest Left Hand Artist: Sigrid Luther

Maryland MTA Conference

Keys to Artistic Performance: Color, Choreography and Characterization

Once students have learned all the correct notes, rhythm, and basic dynamics of their pieces, teachers are faced with the challenge of making their performances truly artistic. This workshop will provide teachers with useful information on how to develop greater artistry by guiding students in 3 “key” areas: Color, Choreography, Characterization. Teachers and students can apply these principals to all their repertoire to achieve a higher level of artistic performance, to sound and look like a concert pianist. Repertoire will be performed and discussed from Professor Clarfield’s unique series with well known composer, Dennis Alexander, Keys to Artistic Performance Books 1-3 (Alfred Publishing Co.), as well as other music from upper elementary through advanced levels. Participants are invited to bring in additional repertoire for discussion.

Guest Left Hand Artist: Nelita True

January 9-10, 2010
Maryland

 

2009 Past Events:
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Piano Teachers Congress of N.Y. Steinway Hall, NYC

November 12 2009
Klavierhaus 211 W 58th St (between 7th and Broadway), NYC

Preparing Your Students for Auditions and Competitions: Turning Fear into Fun!!

10:30-12:00

This seminar helps teachers develop motivational strategies for dealing with students of all ages and levels. Ms. Clarfield shares her philosophical and pedagogical approaches to successful practice that will be effective as well as fun and inspiring. Factors and challenges that effect productive and enjoyable practice such as student learning styles, parental involvement, as well as variety in practice strategies will be discussed. This seminar will focus on how to introduce repertoire effectively as well as how to help your students make up goal oriented practice assignments. Innovative technical drills and useful memory aids will also be covered.

Guest Left Hand Artist: Soo Cho



Louisiana Music Teachers Association State Conference

October 15 – 17, 2009
Southeastern Louisiana University, Lafayette, Louisiana

October 15

9:00-10:30
Keys to Artistic Performance: Color, Choreography, Characterization

1:30-3:00
Preparing Your Students for Auditions and Competitions: Turning Fear into Fun!!

October 16

9:30-10:45
Alfred Showcase - The Road to Technical and Musical Mastery with
Burgmuller, Czerny, and Hanon

1:15 - 2:45
Masterclass

Guest Left Hand Artist: Sue Steck-Turner

High School Piano Camp At Westminster

 

High School Piano Camp

Now in its 26th year, Piano Camp is a unique and exciting musical expereiance for high school students. Led by Professor of Piano, Ingrid Clarfield, the faculty includes Donald Smith, Todd Simmons, Radek Materka, Heather Atagan, Ryan Brechmacher and Kristen Topham. Ms. Clarfield will present lecture/demonstrations, master classes and group discussions. Which will allow participants the opportunity to explore, in a supportive environment. The many facets of playing the piano. Ideas on efficient practice techniques, stylistic interpretation, memorization and dealing with performance anxiety will be presented. By reviewing videotapes of their playing and coaching, pianists will be able to study technique, performance choreography, develop poise and strive for a polished performance.

Program Highlights
• Students will be coached in solo, duet and two-piano pieces in addition to prepared solos form their current repertoire.
• Students receive supervised practice session during the week.
• Ms. Clarfield will provide guidance in the preparation of college auditions, recitals competitions and career opportunities.
• Students attend classes in style and interpretation, technique, music history, theory, jazz and accoumpanying.
• Student will demonstrate what they have learned by performing solo and ensemble piece in a recital on Friday afternoon

Daily Schedule
Monrning: Group classes in technique, memory tips and performance anxiety Master classes in solo repertorie.
Afternoon: Ensemble rehearsals and coaching, group classes in music, performance chorography, preparing for auditions and mater classes( solo repertoire)
Evening: fun group activities that teach theory, jazz, improvisation, composition and accompanying, supervised practice sessions on solo and ensemble repertoire.

Enrollment
Enrollment is open to student entering the 9th grade through those who has just completed their senior year. Due to the popularity of this program, we are offering it in two separate sessions. Each session will be limited to 24 students. Returning student are recommended to enroll in session B.

Session A : J uly 20 - July 26, 2009
Session B: July 27 - August 2, 2009
Location: Princeton, NJ




Westminster Choir College Saturday Seminar

February 28, 2009 - 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Princeton, NJ
With Jim Goldsworthy and Lillian Livingston

MOTIVATING STUDENTS FOR ARTISTIC PERFORMANCES IN ALL STYLE PERIODS

This seminar will provide helpful suggestions on ways to motivate students of all ages and levels to perform artistically. Combining their many years of experience with their private and college students, Professors Clarfield, Goldsworthy and Livingston will share their pedagogical strategies as well as specific ideas on artistic interpretation for the different style periods. Dr. Goldsworthy will share valuable insights on how to make decisions on articulation and ornamentation in Baroque music. Professor Clarfield will discuss bringing out the character in Classical Sonatinas and Sonatas. Lillian Livingston will perform and discuss music of the 20th and 21st Century that guarantees to excite intermediate level students. The afternoon will include a Master Class with Ingrid Clarfield where teachers are asked to bring in students performing music from the Romantic Period. Students of any age or level are invited to participate

Northeast Ohio Music Teachers Association
Spring Conference

May 1, 2009 - Oberlin, Ohio

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR AUDITIONS AND COMPETITIONS: TURNING FEAR INTO FUN!!!!

This seminar helps teachers develop motivational strategies for dealing with students of all ages and levels. Ms. Clarfield shares her philosophical and pedagogical approaches to successful practice that will be effective as well as fun and inspiring. Factors and challenges that effect productive and enjoyable practice such as student learning styles, parental involvement, as well as variety in practice strategies will be discussed. This seminar will focus on how to introduce repertoire effectively as well as how to help your students make up goal oriented practice assignments. Innovative technical drills and useful memory aids will also be covered.

Teaching Rubato: Bend It, But Don't Break It!

We, as piano teachers face many challenges, perhaps one of the greatest being the maintenance of a steady tempo in our students’ playing with a strict inner pulse. But what happens when they reach all of that splendid repertoire that demands rhythmic freedom? This workshop will provide teachers with ideas on when and why we use rubato, as well as techniques for how to teach students to play with rhythmic freedom beginning at an early age. Professor Clarfield will perform and provide an extensive list of repertoire form early intermediate to advanced levels that are effective in teaching rubato.

Master Class 

 

Music Teachers National Association
National Conference

March 28 - April 1, 2009 - Atlanta, Georgia

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR AUDITIONS AND COMPETITIONS: TURNING FEAR INTO FUN!!!!

March 31, 2009         9:15-10:15

Proper preparation for performing situations is an essential component for a successful experience. This program includes such topics as choice of repertoire, understanding and solving technical problems, memorization, performance anxiety and stage poise. Choosing the right performance activity to match each student’s abilities will be discussed. This workshop will provide useful strategies to help teachers successfully prepare their students for all kinds of performing experiences.

Washington Music Teachers Association State Conference

 

June 22 – 25, 2009 - Yakima, Washington

June 23

9:15 am - Road to Technical and Stylistic Mastery
2:00 pm - Master Class

June 24

9:15 am - Keys to Artistic Performance: Color, Choreography and Characterization
2:15 pm - Master Class

June 25

9:15 am - Teaching Rubato: Bend It But Don't Break It!

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2008 Past Events:
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WORLD PIANO PEDAGOGY CONFERENCE

October 22-25, 2008 in Dallas, Texas
Interactive Session: Thursday, October 23 10:30-11:30 AM
Teaching Demonstration: Saturday, October 25 10:30-11:30 AM

DEVELOPING A BASIC TECHNICAL/MUSICAL VOCABULARY TO INSPIRE ARTISTRY

Inspiring artistic performance should be an integral part of all piano study, beginning with the first lesson. To achieve maximum results we should always be relating even the most basic technique to musical expression and stylistic understanding. This workshop will provide teachers with rote exercises, etudes, and repertoire from beginning through advanced level that will show how to link technique and musicality. Suggestions will be given as to how to encourage critical listening skills with appropriate vocabulary for the young beginner, which will help develop good practice habits that will continue to improve as their repertoire becomes more advanced. Participants are encouraged to bring in examples of music that they would like discussed.

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INGRID CLARFIELD PIANO PEDAGOGY WORKSHOP


Presented by

The Nazareth College Department of Music,

Rochester Piano Teachers Guild and NYSMTA District12

With Guest Left Hand, Beverly Smoker

Monday, June 23, 2008 (Rehearsal Hall, A4)

01:00 - 3:00 pm. Road to Technical and Stylistic Mastery (Part 1).

03:00 - 3:30 pm. Break

03:30 - 5:00 pm. Teaching Rubato: Bend It, but Don't Break It!

Tuesday June 24, 2008 (Rehearsal Hall, A4)

09:00 - 09:45 am. Road to Technical and Stylistic Mastery (Part 2); Discussion of assigned repertoire for technical/musical considerations .

09:45 - 11:00 am. Keys to Artistic Performance (Wilmot Recital Hall)

11:30 - 12:00 pm. Teacher Technique Group Therapy: Bring Me Your Problems - Let's Talk! (Rehearsal Hall, A4)

01:30 - 02:30 pm. Training Your Students To Hear and See What You Do! (Wilmot Recital Hall)

03:00 - 05:00 pm. Master Class (Wilmot Recital Hall)

 
Teaching Rubato: Bend It, But Don't Break It

     We, as piano teachers face many challenges, perhaps one of the greatest being the maintenance of a steady tempo in our students' playing with a strict inner pulse. But what happens when they reach all of that splendid repertoire that demands rhythmic freedom? This workshop will provide teachers with ideas on when and why we use rubato, as well as techniques for how to teach students to play with rhythmic freedom beginning at an early age. Professor Clarfield will perform and provide an extensive list of repertoire form early intermediate to advanced levels that are effective in teaching rubato.

The Road  to Technical and Stylistic Mastery

     This workshop examines the essential elements of building a solid technique that leads to greater musicality and stylistic awareness. Attention will be given on how to achieve the correct sound that will result in desired musical purpose. An overview of the stylistic traits of the musical periods will be presented as they relate to how a student learns and polishes their repertoire for performance. Repertoire and exercises will be demonstrated from Elementary through Advanced levels. Professor Clarfield will incorporate examples from her books, Burgmüller, Czerny and Hanon: Piano Studies Selected for Technique and Musicality, and Keys to Stylistic Mastery (Books 1,2,3 co-authored with Dennis Alexander) published by Alfred Publishing Company.

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2008 CALGARY ARTS SUMMER SCHOOL

2008 Piano Camp

August 11 - 15, 2008
St. Vladimir's Cultural Centre
404 Meredith Road (Memorial Drive and Edmonton Trail)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily

Clinicians:
Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield
and
Lillian Livingston

The Piano Camp is an exciting five-day experience for pianists, aged 10-adult, to explore the many facets of piano playing. In a supportive, fun atmosphere that promotes a positive attitude towards practising and performing. Students are coached in prepared solo repertoire and new ensemble pieces. Students attend classes in musical style, interpretation, memorization, technique and performance anxiety. Classes on choir, art, improvisation, the Alexander Technique and a composer (a different composer is slected each year) are also offered.

Recital: Thursday, August 14, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 15, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
St. Vladimir’s Cultural Centre


 
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2008 CALGARY ARTS SUMMER SCHOOL

2008 Piano Pedagogy Workshop

August 7 & 8, 2008

Steinway Hall, 6999 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily

Clinicians:
Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield
and
Lillian Livingston

August 7 Session I 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Part 1 - Teaching Rubato: Bend it, but Don't Break It! - Mrs. Clarfield With Guest Left Hand, Victoria Chow

We, as piano teachers, face many challenges, perhaps one of the greatest being the maintenance of a steady tempo in our students' playing with a strict inner pulse. But what happens when they reach all of that splendid repertoire that demands rhythmic freedom? This workshop will provide teachers with ideas on when and why we use rubato, as well as techniques for how to teach students to play with rhythmic freedom beginning at an early age. Professor Clarfield will perform and provide an extensive list of repertoire from early intermediate to advanced levels that are effective in teaching rubato.

Part 2 - The Adult Student: Dealing with Unrealistic Expectations - Ms. Livingston

The adult student has made an enormous impact on the teaching profession. There are more adults taking piano lessons than ever before. Unrealistic expectations are high with adults and they are anxious to achieve results in the shortest time. This seminar will provide teachers with proven techniques that will help students turn frustration into inspiration.

August 7 Session II 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Part 1 - “Assessment in Your Studio" - Training Your Students to Hear and See What You Do! - Mrs. Clarfield

As teachers, we spend a lot of time during lessons telling students what to correct. However, what happens when they go home? Some have parents who will continue telling them, but are they really listening to themselves? This session will guide teachers in developing critical listening skills and vocabulary for students from the beginning.

Part 2 - A Judge Speaks to Teachers: Don't You Really Want to Know What We Are Thinking? - Ms. Livingston

This seminar will discuss the entire audition and competition experience. Ms. Livingston, an active adjudicator, will present special tips that judges particularly look for in these events. Topics that judges often discuss among themselves will be shared. The lecture includes 10 pieces teachers should not use for competitions. Judges always are subjected to hearing the same mistakes in this repertoire.

August 8 Session III 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Part 1 - Keys to Artistic Performance - Mrs. Clarfield With Guest Left Hand, Rebecca Leshures

Once students have learned all the correct notes, rhythm, and basic dynamics of their pieces, teachers are faced with the challenge of making their performances truly artistic. This workshop will provide teachers with useful information on how to develop greater artistry by guiding students in 3 “key” areas: Color, Choreography, Characterization. Teachers and students can apply these principals to all their repertoire to achieve a higher level of artistic performance, to sound and look like a concert pianist. Repertoire will be performed and discussed from Professor Clarfield’s unique series with well known composer, Dennis Alexander, Keys to Artistic Performance Books 1-3 (Alfred Publishing Co.), as well as other music from upper elementary through advanced levels. Participants are invited to bring in additional repertoire for discussion.

Part 2 - Adults Need Stepping Stone Repertoire Too!! - Ms. Livingston

Through carefully selected repertoire, creative practise strategies and using the communication skills of a therapist, this seminar will demonstrate how adult piano students can reach their goals in spite of limited practise time. Repertoire will be performed and discussed, showing how specific early repertoire can prepare students for the more advanced repertoire they all aspire to play.

August 8 Session IV 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Part 1 - Master Class - Mrs. Clarfield and Ms. Livingston

Students of all ages and levels are invited to participate. Solo piano and duo/duet teams are welcome. Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Interested performers, please E-mail to cassa1@telus.net, or call Linda at (403) 271-0418 or Janice at (403) 287-1856.

Part 2a - Motivating Students by Tailoring Teaching Strategies to Their Learning Style–Victoria Chow

Educators, from general academic schools to private music teachers, have now begun to use concepts derived from learning styles and modalities. This critical pedagogy is an innovative approach to music education. As piano teachers, we can teach more effectively and with more ease if we are aware of these different learning styles. This workshop will give participants an opportunity to assess and explore learning styles/modalities and how their use can play an integral part in our studios.

Part 2b - Repertoire to Expand a Student's Musical Palette of Emotional Expression—Rebecca Leshures

Every piano teacher can recall certain students who observe a piece of music and interpret it as being “notes on a page.” Whatever happened to the musical language that we strive to teach our students to be fluent in? Why is it that students are not connected emotionally to the music, and often are not able to interpret it expressively? This workshop will deal with these questions and will explore a wide range of repertoire that appeals to students of various ages and levels. The music presented in this session will engage students and inspire them to expand beyond the black-and-white markings on the page, opening up a new palette of musicality.

Conclusion: Question/Answer with all


 

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Pedagogy Workshop with Ingrid Clarfield


with Guest LH, Sigrid Luther

By The Chattanooga Music Teachers Association

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Workshop: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Master Class: Chattanooga State Technical Community College

 
Teaching Rubato: Bend It, But Don't Break It

     We, as piano teachers face many challenges, perhaps one of the greatest being the maintenance of a steady tempo in our students' playing with a strict inner pulse. But what happens when they reach all of that splendid repertoire that demands rhythmic freedom? This workshop will provide teachers with ideas on when and why we use rubato, as well as techniques for how to teach students to play with rhythmic freedom beginning at an early age. Professor Clarfield will perform and provide an extensive list of repertoire form early intermediate to advanced levels that are effective in teaching rubato.

The Road  to Technical and Stylistic Mastery

     This workshop examines the essential elements of building a solid technique that leads to greater musicality and stylistic awareness. Attention will be given on how to achieve the correct sound that will result in desired musical purpose. An overview of the stylistic traits of the musical periods will be presented as they relate to how a student learns and polishes their repertoire for performance. Repertoire and exercises will be demonstrated from Elementary through Advanced levels. Professor Clarfield will incorporate examples from her books, Burgmüller, Czerny and Hanon: Piano Studies Selected for Technique and Musicality, and Keys to Stylistic Mastery (Books 1,2,3 co-authored with Dennis Alexander) published by Alfred Publishing Company.


9:00 - 10:30 Teaching Rubato: Bend it, but Don't Break It!

11:00 - 12:30 "The Road to Technical and Stylistic Mastery"

14:30 - 16:30 Master Class

Emalyn San Miguel (teacher Vikoria Lindsay)
Sonatina in C, by Haslinger

Jonathan Dennis (teacher Denne Irvine)
Sonata Op. 10 No. 2, by Beethoven (first movement)

Isaac and Abigail Hinchman,duet(teacher Tammy Benson)
En Bateau, by Debussy

Bethany Griffin (teacher Ann Pope)
Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14, by Mendelssohn

Kristen Tscherneschoff (teacher Deanne Irvine)
Jardins Sous la pluie, by Debussy

Molly Gehring (teacher Sigrid Luther)
Sonata Op.10, No.1 - Adagio molto, by Beethoven

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Associated Music Teachers League of N.Y.

 

Master Class


Jean Gabriel Reotutar (student of Joyce Chung Liu)
Arabesque No.1 by Debussy

Svistoslav Leskov (student of Taissa Bohdanska)
Waltz in e minor by Chopin

Joseph Rosenstein (student of Yelena Polezhayev)
Four Blues (#2 & #4) BY COPLAND

Timothy Yu (student of Rita Kuo)
Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14, by Mendelssohn

David Muller (student of Yelena Polezhayev)
Nocturne in C Minor, Op.48, No.1 by Chopin

Date: February 28,2008
(7:30 pm)
Location: Steinway Hall in New York City, N.Y

 


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Damien Dixon Memorial Piano Scholarship Performathon and Master Class

 

Performathon

Friday March 21 6:30-8:30 PM
Saturday March 22 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Pianists of all ages and levels representing many NJ teachers will perform in this event. All the students performing collected donations to sponsor them in these concerts. No tickets are required, but donations will be greatly appreciated at the door.

  

Master Class with Professor Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield

Saturday March 22 3:30-5:30 pm

Jasmine Chang,age 7 (teacher Soo Cho)
Le Petit Negre by Debussy

Gabriel Hsu,age 9 (teacher Veda Zuponcic )
Sonata in e minor - III by Haydn

Timothy Guan,age 11(teacher Julia Lam)
Sonata in Bb major, K.570--I by Mozart

Charles Wu, age 15 (teacher Lillian Livingston)
Polonaise in A Major by Chopin

Farshad Tahvildar-Zadeh,age 14 (teacher Larissa Korkina )
Toccata by Khachaturian

Ada Lin, age 14 (teacher Stella Xu)
SSonata No. 4 in C minor -III by Prokofiev


Date: March 21-22,2008
Location: Jacobs Music, Lawrenceville,NJ

 






Donations may be sent directly to: Westminster Choir College of Rider University 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, N.J. 08540 The Damien Dixon Memorial Piano Scholarship Attention: Christopher Feltham

Reservations and tickets are required - contact Norman Seldin at Jacobs at 609-434-0222 or 732-245-4777 (cell) or NormanSeldin@aol.com

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Music Teachers National Association National Conference

 

Panel with Randall Faber and Scott McBride Smith:

Have you ever wished for a conversation with your favorite presenter?

Have you ever left a session with unanswered questions?
This panel gives the opportunity to ask those questions without a session before it! Submit your questions or comments in advance...or just show up and ask.

      Tuesday, April 1, 9:15-10:15

Exhibtor's Showcase with Dennis Alexander
"Keys to Artistic Performance"

Sunday March 30 1:00 pm -2:00 pm

Date: March 29 - April 2, 2008
Location: Denver, Colorado


Shore Music Educators Association

Friday Dec. 19, 2008 - 10:00 AM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County 1475 West Front Street, Lincroft NJ 07738

DEVELOPING A BASIC TECHNICAL/MUSICAL VOCABULARY TO INSPIRE ARTISTRY

Inspiring artistic performance should be an integral part of all piano study, beginning with the first lesson. To achieve maximum results we should always be relating even the most basic technique to musical expression and stylistic understanding. This workshop will provide teachers with rote exercises, etudes, and repertoire from beginning through advanced level that will show how to link technique and musicality. Suggestions will be given as to how to encourage critical listening skills with appropriate vocabulary for the young beginner, which will help develop good practice habits that will continue to improve as their repertoire becomes more advanced. Participants are encouraged to bring in examples of music that they would like discussed.

 
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