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Piano Institute Presents Series of Concerts, July 18-27

Posted Jul, 8, 2010

The 2010 Piano Institute, in association with the Piano Division of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, will present a series of concerts and master classes from July 18 through July 27 at various locations on the campus of the university. The five-year-old program is a highly intensive festival for talented piano students in grades 7 – 12. The 14 students from all over the United States and several from China will experience a unique combination of lessons, master classes and performance opportunities.

Instructors of the Piano Institute include Dr. Donna Lee, associate professor and coordinator of the Piano Division at Kent State, and Dr. Jerry Wong, associate professor of piano at Kent State. This year’s guest artists are Joela Jones, principal keyboard for the Cleveland Orchestra, and Dr. Sean Schulze, chair of the Preparatory Piano Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Piano Institute participants receive four hours of one-on-one lessons daily; attend master classes; and study sight-reading, technique, practicing and audition/competition preparation. They also will have the unique opportunity to share in the Kent/Blossom Music program, a premiere summer institution for summer collegiate level study of solo, chamber and orchestral literature.

All concerts and master classes are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, please call 330-672-3102 or visit www.dept.kent.edu/music.

Piano Institute Activities

SUNDAY, JULY 18, 3 p.m.
Celebrating the Fifth Year Anniversary of Piano Institute at Kent State
Piano Institute Alumni Recital
Ludwig Recital Hall – Kent State University

MONDAY, JULY 19, 3:45 p.m.
Master class with Donna Lee (Kent State faculty)
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall – Kent State University

TUESDAY, JULY 20, 3:45 p.m.
Master class with Sean Schulze (Cleveland Institute of Music)
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall – Kent State University

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 7:30 p.m.
Kent/Blossom Faculty Chamber Recital
Featuring Choong Jin Chang, Amy Lee, Jerry Wong, Donna Lee and members of the Miami String Quartet
Ludwig Recital Hall – Kent State University
Tickets $15, Student $5

THURSDAY, JULY 22, 3:45 p.m.
Master class with Jerry Wong (Kent State faculty)
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall – Kent State University

FRIDAY, JULY 23, 7:30 p.m.
Recital featuring all Piano Institute participants
Laurel Lake Retirement Community
Hudson, Ohio

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 10 a.m.
Master class with Joela Jones (The Cleveland Orchestra)
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall – Kent State University

MONDAY, JULY 26, 3:45 p.m.
Gala Concert Dress Rehearsal
Featuring all Piano Institute participants
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall – Kent State University

TUESDAY, JULY 27, 7 p.m.
Gala Concert
Featuring all Piano Institute participants
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall in Cleveland

Ludwig Recital Hall is located at 1325 Theatre Drive in the Music and Speech Center in Kent.
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall is located on Terrace Drive, off of Main Street, in Kent.
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall is located at 10100 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland.

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Media Contacts:
Monica Brately, mbratel1@kent.edu, 330-672-3102
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595