Piano Ensemble Festival
April 11, 2020
Grand Valley State University
8:40 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Hello Music Lovers!
This year, Grand Valley’s MTNA Collegiate Chapter will be hosting the second annual Piano Ensemble Festival. This event will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 8:40 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Performing Arts on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus. This event is open to elementary through high school piano students, and will be an exciting chance for students to learn and perform ensemble repertoire! Ensemble repertoire may consist of piano duets, trios, and quartets on one piano.
The day will consist of multiple hour-long coachings and masterclasses given by members of the GVSU Piano Pedagogy Certificate Program and MTNA Collegiate Chapter. Masterclasses will be comprised of 8-12 students, depending on the ensemble size. A lunch for students will be provided at 12:30 p.m., and the day will end with a final concert featuring all ensembles at 1:15 p.m.! There will also be a concert held by piano students from Grand Valley during the morning. All parents and teachers are encouraged to attend all masterclasses, coachings, and the final concert! If teachers would like to perform in the festival with their students or with another teacher, that’s wonderful!
We encourage each ensemble to dress in a way that creatively represents their piece. Prizes will be given to the most uniquely dressed group!
For example, if the ensemble is a work from “The Sound of Music”, then the students can dress in outfits like the children wore in that musical.
This will be a dazzling finish to the mornings’ events!
Gather your group, and register now! Registration fee is $15 per student.
We hope to see you here on April 11!
Grand Valley’s MTNA Collegiate Chapter
Schedule of events:
8:40 am – Registration in the Haas Performing Arts Center
9:00 am - Rehearsal with Coaches
10:15 am - Recital of GVSU Piano students
11:00 -12:30 - Dress rehearsal – in a master class setting
12:30 – 1:00 - Lunch for students and the GVSU Piano Pedagogy Certificate participants and the MTNA Collegiate Chapter.
1:00–1:15 Time to dress in the style of your ensemble!
1:15 – Grand Recital!