USA Piano Camp
USA Piano Camp: Music of Beethoven
June 22-26, 2020
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2020
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What this Piano Workshop featuring Music by Beethoven is all about...
We are excited to offer this workshop to pianists age 11 through adult. The camp will focus on the music of the Beethoven. Daily classes will focus on technique, theory, form and literature. Students will take mini-lessons and master classes with nationally renowned experts and USA piano faculty.
Students should bring 1 or 2 piano pieces to study during the workshop. Pieces from Beethoven or the Classical Period are recommended but not required.
Registered students may perform at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, at the Student Recital in the Laidlaw Recital Hall. Admission is free to the public.
Recitals by Piano Camp Faculty featuring Sonatas by Beethoven will be given Sunday at 6:30 pm and Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and are included in the workshop fee.
General admission tickets for faculty recitals will be sold daily at the door of the Recital Hall in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center for $5.00.
The daily schedule includes:
Classes on music theory and reading music
Classes on Beethoven and Classical Period music
Special topic presentations by piano camp faculty
Daily private mini-lesson with faculty
Daily master class with faculty
Students need to bring a sack lunch!! Water will be provided.
No on-campus lodging is available.
Registration Fee (in addition to Piano Workshop fee) . . . . . . . .$25.00
Piano Workshop fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $275.00
A $25 discount will be given for students who achieved “OO” in District and for groups of siblings.
LATE REGISTRATION AFTER June 1, 2020 WILL BE $325.00
Dr. Kenneth Drake was an early exponent of playing music of the classic period on pianos of that era,
pursuing this in recitals and workshops for colleges and universities, local, state
and national MTNA meetings, and series devoted to historical instruments, such as
the Cambridge Early Music Society and the Michigan Mozart Festival. Teachers in the
northern Illinois area regularly bring students to his home to see and play early
pianos, among which are a copy of an Anton Walter fortepiano from c. 1800 and English
Broadwoods from 1806, 1816 (the same model given to Beethoven in 1818), and 1860 (closely
resembling the piano provided Chopin for his visit to England in 1848). A graduate
of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Illinois, he held teaching positions
in Evansville College, Drake University and the University of Illinois from which
he retired as professor emeritus. He is the author of The Beethoven Sonatas as He
Played and Taught Them and The Beethoven Sonatas and the Creative Experience, published
by Indiana University Press.
Dr. Robert Holm, a Steinway Artist since 2010, is Professor of Music and head of the piano division at the University of South Alabama, and principal pianist for the Mobile Symphony Orchestra. Holm Received a D.M.A. from University of Illinois. Holm has appeared as soloist with the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, Alabaster (AL) Symphony, Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Mobile Youth Symphony, and Mobile Symphonic Pops. He has performed as soloist and collaborative artist at Steinway Hall in London, at Shaoxing University (China), at Carnegie (Weill) Hall, at Lakehead University (Canada) and has given solo programs extensively throughout the United States. At South Alabama, Holm has given 52 solo recitals including sonata cycles by Mozart and Beethoven and over 250 collaborative recitals with faculty and guest artists. In June 2019, Holm and violinist Jenny Grégoire recently performed recitals at 3 Universities in Brazil.