Kent State’s Piano Institute Presents Its 11th Annual Gala Concert and Series of Performances | Kent State University

Kent State’s Piano Institute Presents Its 11th Annual Gala Concert and Series of Performances

The 2016 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 master classes and recitals from July 19-26 on the university’s campus and culminate with the July 26 gala concert at Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall in Cleveland. The 11-year-old program is a highly intensive festival for talented piano students in grades 7-12. The July 26 gala concert will feature 14 highly gifted pre-collegiate pianists from the United States, China and Malta. The master classes, recitals and gala concert are free and open to the public.

Instructors of the Piano Institute include Donna Lee, D.M.A., professor and coordinator of the Piano Division at Kent State, and Jerry Wong, D.M.A., associate professor of piano at Kent State. Guest artists for this year’s Piano Institute are Sophie van der Westhuizen, D.M.A., concert pianist and instructor at the Music Settlement in Cleveland, Ohio, and Joela Jones, principal keyboardist with the Cleveland Orchestra.

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.

For more information, please call 330-672-1061 or visit www.kent.edu/pianoinstitute.

Piano Institute Activities

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 3:45 p.m.
Master class with Donna Lee, Kent State professor and coordinator of the Piano Division in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall, Kent State University

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 3:45 p.m.
Master class with Sophie van der Westhuizen, the Music Settlement in Cleveland instructor and member of the Westhuizen duo
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall, Kent State University

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 3:45 p.m.
Master class with Jerry Wong, Kent State associate professor of piano
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall, Kent State University

SATURDAY, JULY 23, 10 a.m.
Master class with Joela Jones, Cleveland Orchestra principal keyboardist
Ludwig Recital Hall in the Center for the Performing Arts, Kent State University

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 4 p.m.
Recital featuring all Piano Institute participants
First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 7 p.m.
Gala concert featuring all Piano Institute participants
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio

Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent. University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall is located on Terrace Drive, off of Main Street, in Kent. First United Methodist Church is located at 245 Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls. Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall is located at 11001 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland.

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Media Contacts:
Monica Brately, mbratel1@kent.edu, 330-672-1061
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595

POSTED: Friday, July 1, 2016 - 3:20pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:32am
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