Teachers Program (June 22-27) 2004 TCU/Cliburn Chinese Version 2004 TCU/Cliburn Japanese Version

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Thursday, June 24    Choir Room

9 – 10 a.m.

John Owings

"Chopin 24 Preludes: pedagogical thoughts and reflections"

With special emphasis on Nos. 3, 4, 6, 9, 15, and 22. John Owings will focus on the musical and technical aspects of these masterpieces. This stimulating session will offer new insights into these familiar works and give you renewed incentive to play and teach them.


10:15 – 11 a.m.

Yoheved Kaplinsky will lead a Teaching Demonstration Session
working on Rachmaninov - Prelude in B flat major, Op.23 No.2

Pianist: Rodion Burtsev, age 16, student of Natalia Efremova


11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Yoheved Kaplinsky will introduce two topics, which will be followed by a question-and-answer session:

  1. “Integrating technical approach with musical language”

    2.  “Injury-free practice – a physiologically sound approach to piano



Saturday, June 26   Choir Room

Sessions with Ingrid Clarfield

9 -10:30 a.m.

”Developing Artistry Through Color, Choreography, and Charactierization”

Ingrid Clarfield will demonstrate the necessity of incorporating artistic concepts during the early years of music study. Performance choreography will also be addressed as it relates to musical intentions and stylistic considerations. Elements essential to efficient practice and artistic performance of music from all periods will be discussed and demonstrated through examples from elementary, intermediate and advanced repertoire.


11 – 11:45 a.m.

Ms. Clarfield will lead a Teaching Demonstration Session working on Prokofiev – Sonata No.3 in A minor, Op.28

Pianist: Rodion Burtsev, age 16, student of Natalia Efremova


1 - 2:30 p.m.

”The Road to Technical and Stylistic Mastery”

An examination of the essential elements of building a solid technique that leads to greater musicality and stylistic awareness. Repertoire and exercises will be demonstrated from elementary through advanced levels.




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