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Internationally acclaimed pianist to perform as part of NYSMTA annual conference at SU, Oct. 15-17
Internationally acclaimed pianist to perform as part of NYSMTA annual conference at SU, Oct. 15-17October 01, 2004Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
The Rose, Jules R. and Sanford S. Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University will host the annual convention of the New York State Music Teacher’s Association (NYSMTA), Oct. 15-17. The convention will include workshops, recitals, master classes and lectures by award-winning musicians.
Well-known pianist Claude Frank will perform a recital Oct. 16 at 4:15 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium. He will be playing works by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Frank made his professional debut with Leonard Bernstein in 1959. Since then, he has performed with the world’s most renowned orchestras. He serves on the faculties of the Curtis Institute of Music and is also a professor at the Yale School of Music.
The convention’s guest presenter will be Jane Magrath, author, clinician, pianist and teacher. Magrath is the first recipient of the Francis Clark Keyboard Award. She regularly contributes to the “New Music Review” column in Clavier Magazine, and she has written more than 25 volumes, including the “Encore!”, “Masterpieces with Flair,” “Masterwork Classics,” “Masterwork Practice and Performance,” “Masterwork Technical Skills,” “Melodious Masterpieces,” “Modern Masterworks” and the “Sonatina Masterworks” series for Alfred Publishing.
Other convention events on Oct. 16 include:
- 9 a.m.: Presentation by Gary Busch, professor of music at SUNY College at Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, on “Rediscovering Schumann’s ‘Album for the Young'”;
- 9:20 a.m.: Lecture by John Bloomfield, co-founder of the Golandsky Institute and award-winning solo and chamber pianist, on “Putting Two Hands Together”;
- 11 a.m.: Presentation by Linda S. Peters, owner of Peters Entertainment, on “Dollar$ for Notes,” a practical approach to the music performance business;
- 11 a.m.: Presentation by Gary Palmer, dean of students at the Hochstein School of Music, on “The Classical Piano Music of African American Composers”; and
- 6:15 p.m.: Premiere performance by the Cassatt String Quartet and Steven Heyman, of the Setnor School, of “Shaping the Invisible,” composed by 2004 Commissioned Composer David Liptak, professor of composition at the Eastman School of Music.
Convention events on Oct. 17 include:
- 9 a.m.: Panel on “Early Childhood Teaching in the Studio,” moderated by Amy Stanley, assistant professor of music at SUNY College at Geneseo;
- 9:30 a.m.: Vocal master class by Eric Johnson, assistant professor of voice in the Setnor School; and
- 10:30 a.m.: piano master class by Frank.
Setnor Auditorium is located in Crouse College. The convention is free for NYSMTA members. Non-members are welcome; the registration fee is $40 for both days; $30 for Saturday only; and $20 for Sunday only. Children under 18 are free. Tickets for Frank’s recital only are $10; for his master class, tickets are $5. Parking is available in Irving Garage.