The Keyboard Department had a highly successful 3rd annual Keyboard Day on March 12, 2011. The audience included local teachers and students, and we spent the day exploring various aspects of keyboard playing and getting to know one another.
Following a continental breakfast and welcome by Dean Daniel Sher, we convened in our beautiful newly renovated Grusin Recital Hall for a master class by Professors Cooperstock, Korevaar, and Lehnert, who worked with three local talented precollege students. We then had sessions on collaborating and piano literature, titled “Making Music with Others” and “Liszt the Transformer.”
Next was lunch at CU’s new Center for Community, a beautiful facility with an amazing multi-station buffet with dishes from around the world.
After lunch, in our Chamber Hall, Professor Farr lectured on “The Harpsichord and its Unique Expression,” and she was joined by Professor Miller, who talked about “Jazz Theory in the 18th Century.” Doctoral student and teaching assistant Owen Zhou talked about his “Career in Music (So Far), and we were treated to a short recital by CU undergraduate music majors. A lively roundtable discussion, centering on careers in music, college audition procedures, college life, and the like ended the day.
We look forward to Keyboard Day 2012!