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The Spring Piano Workshop will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 - UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The 2016 workshop will feature guest pianist/clinician Dr. Scott Price.
Students will have the opportunity to perform in a master class presented by Guest Artist, Scott Price, or by a UNK piano faculty member. All solo pieces must be memorized. Registration forms may be duplicated. Please use separate Student Registration forms for listing of performance repertoire.
*Scott Price Master Class Performers: Three students will be selected through audition recording (mp3 or CD) to perform on the Price master class. Recordings and registration must be postmarked by April 6, 2016. Selections will be made by quality of performance and choice of repertoire as determined by Dr. Price.
Parents may also join the students and piano faculty for lunch in the Nebraskan Student Union for $10. Please submit payment with student/teacher registration.
Workshop/Luncheon/Reception Fee: $15.00
Checks payable to:
Memo: Spring Piano Workshop
Mail completed form and fee (and Price audition recordings) to:
Dr. Valerie Cisler
Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance
The University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
“Imagin(ation) for Success”
Session I - 9:00 to 10:00
"Inside the Lesson: Students with Special Needs at Work"
Session II - 10:00 to 11:00
"A Memorization Back-Up Drive: Techniques for Success in Performance"
Guest Artist Master Class - 11:00 to 12:00
Scott Price (students selected by audio audition recording)
12:00 to 1:00 - Luncheon with UNK Faculty/Students
UNK Piano Faculty Master Classes - 1:00 to 2:00
All participants will have the opportunity to perform at least one piece in one of three special master classes with piano faculty: Nathan Buckner, Valerie Cisler, and James Cook.
Session III - 2:00 to 3:00
"Robert Schumann's Fantasie, Op. 17: Love Letters to Clara"
Reception - 3:00 to 3:30
Dr. Scott Price currently serves as professor of piano and piano pedagogy, head of the piano area, and coordinator of piano pedagogy at the University of South Carolina School of Music. In addition, he serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, The Cleveland Institute of Music and Bowling Green State University (Ohio), his recent engagements have included performances and clinics at the national conventions of the Music Teachers National Association, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and solo recitals throughout SC, GA, IN, IL, NC, ND, NY, OH, OK, KY, MO, MS, NM, TX, WA, and District of Columbia. Dr. Price is creator and editor-in-chief of the online piano pedagogy journal "Piano Pedagogy Forum." Now in its 15th year of publication, “Piano Pedagogy Forum” has published more than 20 issues with participation from more than 100 writers from 84 different colleges and universities, over 28 different states and three foreign countries. The Music Teachers National Association named “Piano Pedagogy Forum” as the recipient of the 2008 Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award.
Price has recorded 39 compact discs of educational piano music for Alfred Publishing Company and has published educational compositions with Alfred Publishing Company and the FJH Music Company. He is a member of the Committee on Special Needs Students for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Special teaching interests of Price include teaching students with disabilities, very young children, and teaching keyboard improvisation to piano students ranging from beginning to advanced levels. His work with students with special needs has been featured on WISTV (S.C.) and WLTX (S.C.), and in “Clavier Companion Magazine.” One of Price’s students with autism was featured on Dateline NBC and CNN.
Price has been awarded the "Best of BGSU Outstanding Graduate" alumnus award from Bowling Green State University in Ohio in 2002 and was invited back to the University of Oklahoma as a Distinguished Guest Alumnus in March of 2005 to perform, lecture and present a piano master class. Other engagements include performances and master classes in Thailand, Singapore, and in Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia, South Korea, lectures at the 2005 Georgia State Music Teachers State Convention, the 2007 Ohio Music Teachers Association, and the 2007 International Collaborative Conference of the Music Teachers National Association/Canadian Federation of Music Teachers/Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, the 2008 Georgia Music Educators Conference, the 2011 Indiana Wesleyan Piano Pedagogy Conference, and the 2011 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. He will be the guest pedagogy lecturer at the 2012 Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy in Seoul, South Korea and the Royal Conservatory of Music Keyboard Professional Development Summit in Toronto, Canada. He was named a Foundation Fellow by the Music Teachers National Association in 2009 and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy. Price is the founder of the Carolina LifeSong Initiative that is dedicated to providing piano lessons and music experiences for students with special needs and in fostering best practices in teaching and teacher training. Price is the recipient of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award for the University of South Carolina.
Partial funding for this workshop has been provided by:
UNK Faculty Senate Artists and Lecturers Committee
NU Foundation UNK Department of Music & Performing Arts Guest Artists/Clinicians Fund