Congratulations to Ingrid Clarfield for being the first recipient of the Jacobs Music Steinway Al C. Rinaldi Lifetime Achievement Award.
Phyllis Lehrer and I are thrilled to tell everyone that Alfred Pub Co has just released our Study Guides Books 1-3 for Classics for the Developing Pianist. These books are based on our 25 years of experience teaching the graduate pedagogy course " Evaluating Piano Literature" at Westminster Choir College. They contain our pedagogical tips and teaching suggestions for what we consider the 100 masterworks pianists should study and perform. Using a clear format and student-friendly language, students will explore the background and unique stylistic qualities of each piece as well as suggestions for how to begin, practice and artistically perform this repertoire. You and your students will love using these books, so be sure to order them now atAlfred.com or any music store so you'll have them ready when you start your semester. If you have any questions feel free to contact either of us. We love to talk about our books!
I am thrilled to announce that on July 31, 2015
I was named the recipient of the NCKP Lifetime Achievement Award.
It was presented at a banquet at the conference honoring both myself and Dennis Alexander.
Preview trailer of the documentary
"Take a Bow - The Ingrid Clarfield Story"
Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, Professor and Head of the Piano
Division at Westminster Choir College is a nationally recognized
performer, clinician and author. She has presented workshops,
lecture-recitals and master classes in over 150 cities in 40 states
across North America, including State and National MTNA
Conferences, National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy, and
other prestigious conferences and festivals. Professor Clarfield has
written 23 books published by Alfred Publishing Co. and is the
subject of a documentary entitled: Take a Bow: the Ingrid
In 2006, Professor Clarfield was named MTNA Foundation Fellow
and in 2009 was the 1 st recipient of the NJMTA Teacher of the
Year award. In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious MTNA
Teacher of the Year and in 2015 she received the NCKP Lifetime
Achievement Award. She received the first Jacobs Music Steinway
Al C. Rinaldi Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. In 2018, the
Music Educators Association of NJ also awarded her their Lifetime
Achievement Award. Professor Clarfield was inducted into the
first Steinway and Sons Teachers Hall of Fame in 2019.
Clarfield maintains a private studio where her pre-college students
have won hundreds of awards in state, national, and international
competitions resulting in performances in such venues as Lincoln
Center, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Kennedy Center, Merkin
Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, and concert halls in Beijing. 19 of her
students have won the MTNA Competition at the State Level, with
7 having won the Eastern Division progressing to the National
Finals. One student, Damien Dixon, was the First Prize National
Winner. Most significant to Professor Clarfield is her students'
involvement in community outreach concerts raising money for
charities benefitting children, and performing for nursing homes
and other adult facilities.