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2024 FESTIVAL

The 13th ANNUAL PIANO FESTIVAL Taubman 2024

Sondra Tammam and David Witten, Faculty Co-Directors

Cali School of Music
Montclair State University

June 22-23, 2024

 

ALL EVENTS WILL BE “Live” AND ON ZOOM

 

SATURDAY, June 22, 2024
8:30 – 9:00 am LOBBY REGISTRATION
9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome (Witten & Tammam)
9:10 – 9:45 Video: A Dorothy Taubman Master Class – Chopin Barcarolle, Op. 60

                  (First Showing at the Festival)

9:45 – 10:25 Jackie Herbein – Supporting Your Piano Technique with
                     Whole Body Coordination
. Part 1
10:30 – 11:15   Sondra Tammam – “In Performance – What You Need is Often Invisible”
                         With Examples from repertoire
11:15- Noon Nancy Modell - Open Suzuki Lessons- Late Beginner-Intermediate Repertoire - Part 1
Noon – 1 pm     LUNCH BREAK Bring Your Lunch
12:30-1 pm Optional Roundtable -Tips, Toys, and Tools for the Teacher
1:00 – 1:50       David Witten – Jacob Nicolai Helmann, Dorothy Taubman’s Teacher
1:50-2:00       Interlude With Questions from ZOOM and ‘Live” Audience
2:00 - 2:20       Dragica Curcic - Approaching Beginner Repertoire with a Student
2:20 – 3:00      David Witten – Preparing for a College Audition  (or Masterclass)
3:00-3:30      Sondra Tammam – Masterclass
3:30-4:00       BREAK
4:00 -5:30      FEI-FEI Solo Piano Recital: Live in Leshowitz Recital Hall

 

 

SUNDAY, June 23, 2024 
8:30 – 9:00 am LOBBY REGISTRATION
9:00 – 9:10am Welcome (Witten & Tammam)
9:15 – 9:45 Video: A Dorothy Taubman Master Class – Debussy Estampes – Pagodes
(First Showing at the Taubman Festival)
9:45 – 10:25 Jackie Herbein – Supporting Your Piano Technique with
Whole Body   Coordination. Part 2
10:30-11 Nancy Modell - Open Suzuki Lessons- Late Beginner-Intermediate Repertoire
Part 1   Part 2 
11:00 -Noon Ben Steinhardt – Help! My Fourth Finger Feels Weak!
12 Noon – 1 pm LUNCH BREAK  Bring Your Lunch
12:30 – 1:00pm Optional Roundtable Discussion Tips, Toys, and Tools for the Teacher
1:00 – 2:15 Fei-Fei Masterclass – 2 Performers
2:15 - 2:40 Sondra Tammam “It Takes Very Little to Get a Symptom”
Hands-on Audience Participation with their repertoire questions.
5 minute Interlude
2:45 - 3:15 David Witten Masterclass
3:15 – 3:35 Dragica Curcic Approaching Beginner Repertoire with a Student
3:35-4:00       BREAK
4:00 - 5:30   Solo Recital: Live in Leshowitz Recital Hall
2 Winners of the Phillip Kawin Memorial Scholarship Award and Nozomi Yamaguchi
Memorial Scholarship Award
5:30 – 5:45     FACULTY AND STAFF – Farewell Remarks & CONCLUSION

 

 

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

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