Piano Workshop and Academy
Friends of the Goshen College Piano Workshop and Academy,
We will not hold a Goshen College Piano Workshop and Academy event in the summer of 2013. However, we are excited about the Piano Workshop and Academy that is currently being planned for mid-June 2014 (exact dates to be announced). The 2014 event will include a celebration in special remembrance of workshop founder Kathryn Sherer (1932-2012). More information will be emailed and posted to our website in the near future.
This summer we encourage our faithful teacher attendees to register for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy which meets every other summer in the Chicago area. Information about this important professional development opportunity can be found here.
We look forward to your involvement at our 2014 workshop. We hope you will keep the third week of June 2014 open and stay tuned for more news as plans are developed.
Matthew Hill and Beverly Lapp
Goshen College Piano Faculty
For more information
- Guest clinician and performer biographies
- 2012 Piano Workshop schedule
- Tuition, fees, and registration options
- History of the Piano Workshop and Academy
- Online Registration [registration is now closed]
The Goshen College Piano Workshop and Academy comprises lectures, master classes and recital performances presented by distinguished clinicians, composers and performers. Teachers participating in the Workshop hear inspiring lectures relevant to piano pedagogy, performance and literature. Students enrolled in the Academy participate in small group lessons with our artist faculty, practice time and other sessions concerning a variety of topics geared toward the development of student pianists.
Teachers and students meet together for student recitals, master classes and evening concerts. This intensive four-day musical extravaganza concludes with a concert devoted to newly learned piano duets and two piano pieces presented by the Academy pianists, as well as a premier of a new work commissioned for this event by a guest composer.
For over 30 years the Piano Workshop and Academy has stimulated and informed both teachers and students. Teachers, even those who return every year, comment on their renewed sense of energy, enthusiasm and interest and students always enjoy learning in a stimulating and supportive environment. As an outreach of the piano area of the Goshen College Department of Music, we strive to promote the continued professional advancement of teachers while instilling the highest artistic standards for the next generation of pianists.