When James T. Spencer, director of the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble (SUBE), turned to accept the applause at the 2018 Great American Brass Band Festival (GABBF) in Danville, Kentucky, he joked to himself, “Now what do we do for an…
Karpoff presents at several teaching conferences
Fred Karpoff, professor of piano in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Setnor School of Music, was a featured presenter at the Texas Music Teachers Association Convention in Arlington; the Music Teachers Association of California in Oakland; and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in Lombard, Ill.
Karpoff addressed more than 800 teachers in nine events that included the presentations “Establishing Fluid Piano Technique from the Beginning, “Practicing Performing,” and “Maximizing Student Learning and Achievement with the 3-D Piano Method.” In May he launched the online, monthly newsletter Soundpoint that has more than 2,400 active readers. (Individual articles are archived at 3-dpiano.com.) Karpoff’s 3-D Piano Method, released in 2009, is currently being used by hundreds of pianists and teachers in 20 countries and by students and faculty in more than 50 colleges and universities.