High School Piano Day 2017

High School Piano Day

Join us for High School Piano Day!

Friday, March 31, 2017, 8am-4pm, Performing Arts Center

To register, please click HERE

Meet fellow high school pianists.
Learn to be a better accompanist and collaborator.
If you plan to be a music major, explore various college degree options and musical career options.
If you don’t plan to be a music major, learn about different ways of keeping the piano in your life without pursuing it as a profession.
If you are not sure, come and find out what’s available!

Schedule (subject to change):
8:00am-9:00am             Pianists’ Breakfast Buffet at Fresh Food Company, GVSU dining - provided
9:15am-9:30am             Brief Orientation
9:30am-10:00am           Session #1: Welcome performances by current GVSU students and faculty
10:00am-10:40am         Session #2: Accompanying/Collaborative Playing I - Masterclass      
10:40am-11:10am         Session #3: Accompanying/Collaborative Playing II - Sight-Reading
11:20am-11:40am         Session #4: A Glance at College Music Classes I - Theory, Aural Skills, History
11:40pm-12:20pm         Session #5: A Glance at College Music Classes II - Piano Pedagogy
12:20pm-1:00pm          Lunch - provided
1:00pm-1:40pm            Session #6: Alexander Technique Session
1:40pm-2:10pm            Session #7: Q&A I - GVSU Faculty
                                    “Understanding Differences Between Various College Degrees/Programs
                                     (BM, BA, BME, Minor, Dual Degrees, Pedagogy Certification) and Career Options”
2:10pm-2:40pm            Session #8: Q&A II - Current and Past GVSU Students:
                                     “What I did, do, and/or plan to do”
2:50pm-3:30pm            Session #9: Masterclass with Dr. Cho
3:30pm-4:00pm            Session #10: Final Concert

*Registration is due Monday, March 6, 2017, 5pm.  Registration fee is $10.  Registration is available online at www.gvsu.edu/piano; you may choose to pay the fee online or mail in a check.  No refund is available after the due date.  

*Those wishing to perform in the following sessions must indicate it on the registration form.  Performers will be chosen based on their repertoire (and recordings, when required):
    Sessions #2, #6, and #9: a 2-4-minute piece or an excerpt from a piece  
    Session #10: Final Concert - Please submit a video of your playing.  A piece of 3-5 minutes is preferred. No excerpts, please.

*Students may sign up to perform a piano duet or trio at the Final Concert.  Those who sign up for this opportunity will be assigned an ensemble piece to learn prior to the High School Piano Day.  They will be asked to miss one or two scheduled session(s) and, instead, be coached by Dr. Marlais and/or Dr. Cho during that time.

*Students may sign up to receive a 30-minute complimentary lesson with Piano Faculty sometime before or after the event day.