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2022 FESTIVAL

THE 11TH ANNUAL PIANO FESTIVAL – 2022

Sondra Tammam and David Witten, Festival Co-Directors

Leshowitz Recital Hall, Cali School of Music and ZOOM
Montclair State University
June 24-26, 2022

 

Please let us know if you will be attending in person, or on Zoom!

 

FRIDAY, June 24, 2022

8:30 - 9:00      LOBBY REGISTRATION and Video: A Dorothy Taubman Master Class 
9:00 - 9:15      Welcome and ZOOM INVITATIONS (Witten Tammam)
9:15 – 9:45    Finding Alignment On and Off the Bench - Jackie Herbein
9:45 - 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:30 The Taubman Approach – The “Roll” of The Thumb

Concepts and Examples in a scale and repertoire – Sondra Tammam
10:30 - 11:30 Rachmaninoff - An Early Anniversary Celebration Lecture/Performance:
Father Paul Maillet
11:30- NOON The Conservatory Admission Process – Prof. Shannon
NOON – 1 pm   LUNCH BREAK
1:00 - 2:00 Laying Healthy Technical Foundations in Elementary Aged (4-9) Beginners -
Ben Steinhardt
2:00- 2:50 Open Lessons for Young Pianists - Nancy Modell
2:50 – 3:00 BREAK
3:00 – 4:00 Masterclass: Ben Steinhardt
4:00 – 4:30 BREAK
4:30 -5:30 Lecture/Recital - Prof. Robert Shannon -The Concord Sonata- Charles Ives
FRI.- Private lessons arranged upon request
with Tammam, Maillet, Modell, Steinhardt – Fee upon request

 

SATURDAY, June 25, 2022

8:30 - 9:00      LOBBY REGISTRATION and Video: A Dorothy Taubman Master Class 
9:00 - 9:15      Welcome and ZOOM INVITATIONS (Witten & Tammam)
9:45 – 10:45 Prof. Phillip Kawin Memorial Award Masterclass with Robert Shannon
10:45 – 11:00 BREAK
11:00 - 12:15 Open Lessons -Robert Shannon
12:15 – 1 pm   LUNCH Break
1:00 – 2:00    Dr. Nozomi Yamaguchi Memorial Award Master Class - Sondra Tammam
2:00 – 3:30 Open Lessons -Father Paul Maillet
3:30 - 3:45 Questions from “Live” Participants and ZOOM CHAT with Answers at the
Keyboard by Faculty
3:45- 4:00 BREAK
4:00 -5:15 Recital “Live” from Leshowitz Recital Hall, Dr. Mika Sasaki
SAT. - Private lessons arranged upon request with Shannon, Tammam, Maillet– Fee Upon Request

 

SUNDAY, June 26, 2022

Welcome

9:30am Breathing Techniques for Balancing the Stress Response System (Herbein)

10:00am Lecture: The Tremolo and the Trill – the Highs and Lows of Keyboard Topography, and Master Class Frederick Chang Chopin: Etude Op. 10/3 (Tammam)*

11:00am Jazz and Improv (Dan Crisci)

LUNCH BREAK – DVD of a Dorothy Taubman Master Class

1:00pm Master Class with Shivani Patel 20’ Tchaikovsky: Song of the Lark (Father Paul)

1:30pm Masterclass with Nicholas Kim 20’ Beethoven: 32 Variations, and Nozomi Yamaguchi Scholarship Winner Akina Kondoh 30’ Beethoven: “Hammerklavier” Op. 106, 1st movement (Yilan Zhao)

2:30pm Launching A Concert Career: Questions and Discussion (Yilan Zhao)

3:00pm Popular Rep – Master Class David Bergado Schubert: Impromptu B-flat (Tammam)

4:00pm Witten Talks about SHAPING PHRASES. Then, Closing Remarks – RoundTable Discussion Questions and Answers (Co-Directors and Faculty)

 

 

Dorothy Taubman’s approach to the piano presents principles of coordinated motion that unburden the hands and unleash the spirit.

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