2008

Teachers Program

                              Performers (June 20 - 29)
                  Observers - Workshop (June 25 - 29)

AS A TEACHER DO YOU FEEL THE NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR PIANO SKILLS? Do you wish to perform along with other teachers in recitals? Do you want to play in master classes? Is playing with a professionla string quartet one of your dreams? If so, PianoTexas' Teachers Program is just right for you. We are unique in that, besides the highly informative series of lectures and presentations, we offer a special program for piano teachers who wish to advance as pianists as well. Catering for teachers of all levels, private or college, participants have a choice of attending as General Observers, Active Observers and Performers.

2007 Teachers Reception after Recital

 


2007 Teachers Recital

Performers (June 20 - 29):
Every performer plays in one master class and receives two private lessons with a different artist/teacher. They may also perform in recitals open to the public. In master classes, private lessons and recitals performers may play from memory or with music, and repertoire is entirely free choice. They may play different pieces in each event or the same piece every time. The Executive Director is responsible for allocating the master classes and private lessons with the artists/teachers, and his decision is final. Participants are free to attend all other events, including the Young Artists Master Classes, recitals, concerto concerts and the Distinguished Artists Series within the duration of their enrollment.

Chamber Music:
PianoTexas is pleased to welcome back the Calder Quartet as Quartet-in-Residence for the 2008 PianoTexas. Teachers who would like to experience rehearsing and performing with this fabulous string quartet should submit their choice of chamber work when applying. Standard repertoire for trios, quartets and quintets are acceptable. Based on the audition selection rankings, only six teachers will be invited to actively participate in this program. Announcement of successful candidates and their repertoire will be posted by May 1. Rehearsals and recitals will scheduled with members of the Calder Quartet. The selected performers are required to pay an additional chamber music participation fee. We truly hope that many teachers will take this as a wonderful opportunity to extend their music experiences on a high level.


Calder Quartet
String Quartet in residence



Guest Teachers/Artists for our workshop (June 25 - 29):

PianoTexas is pleased to announce that Jane Magrath, will be our featured guest teacher for the Teachers Program. Other guests will include Ann Gipson, Olga Kern and Malcolm Bilson. They will be conducting master classes and teaching demonstrations. Several lectures on useful topics covering style, teaching demonstration, technique and prevention of injury are presented. At the end of each lecture there will be questions and answers and discussion sessions.

Jane Magrath Teaching

Active Observers (June 25 – 29):
Understandably, there are teachers who have not performed for a long time, who would love to advance their skills at the piano, but who are somewhat anxious by the idea of performing in public. If you have never joined this program as a performer and want to take lessons but wish only to observe the performers before taking a big step on stage yourself, the status of Active Observer is ideal for you. Active Observers receive two private lessons with a different artist/teacher. Repertoire is entirely free choice and you may play from memory or with music. The amount of repertoire prepared is also your choice. The Executive Director is responsible for allocating the private lessons with the artists/teachers, and his decision is final. Submission of audition recording is not required. Participants are free to attend all other events, including the Young Artists master classes, recitals, concerto concerts and the Distinguished Artist Series within the duration of their enrollment.

General Observers (June 25 - 29):
This status is not restricted to piano teachers alone. Anyone interested in the program is invited to apply. During the program, General Observers are welcome to approach any artist/teacher of their choice for private lessons at additional cost.

2007 Teachers Master Class with
Paul Badura-Skoda

Practice Facilities:
Practice rooms with grand pianos ar
e assigned to each performer for a minimum of four hours per day. Active Observers also have access to these practice rooms. Other practice rooms with upright pianos on the second floor practice rooms are available to everyone on a first-come-first-served basis. All practice rooms are open 24 hours a day.

Accommodation:
T
he TCU dormitory, conveniently located right next to the music building, is newly renovated offering spacious bedrooms with semi-private baths, comfortable lounges, large common kitchens and laundry facilities. All bedrooms are equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave oven, and phone jacks. The University cafeteria and other places to eat are all within easy walking distance.
Click here for the cost of single and double rooms per person per night. For more details on the dorm facilities please visit
TCU Residential Services
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Program Fees
         
Performers - $400
                Additional Chamber Music Participation Fee: Sonata - $200
                                                                                                    Piano Trio - $250
                                                                                                    Piano Quartet - $300
                                                                                                    Piano Quintet - $350

                Active Observers - $300

                General Observers - $150



2007 Teachers Master Class with
Nelita True

Application Deadlines

     Performers:
          March 31, 2008, postmarked (both U.S.A. and other countries)

     Active Observers:
          April 28, 2008, postmarked (both U.S.A. and other countries)

   General Observers:
       June 2, 2008, postmarked (both U.S.A. and other countries)

 

             

Application Procedures