Piano Workshop and Academy 

Matthew Hill with student

2014 Workshop – June 9-12, 2014

We are delighted to announce plans for the next Goshen College Piano Workshop and Academy to be held June 9-12, 2014.  This four-day musical extravaganza for piano teachers and piano students ages 13-18 will feature these guests and highlights:


Julie_Cheek_bw_sqJulie Cheek, pianist, will present workshops on technique and sight reading, learning and memorizing music more efficiently, and her favorite “bag of tricks” for piano teachers and students.


Michael Coonrod

Michael Coonrod, artist teacher at Interlochen Arts Academy, will present a masterclass and solo piano recital.



GregRistow_bw_sqGreg Ristow, choral conductor and educator, will help students and teachers gain new physical awareness of music expression through Dalcroze Eurhrhythmics.



Doug_Bomberger_bw_sqDouglas Bomberger, music historian, will share wisdom and stories from his new acclaimed biography of Edward MacDowell, the great American composer.



The workshop will include recitals and masterclasses, in addition to a special remembrance of workshop founder Kathryn Sherer (1932-2012).

Please “like” us on Facebook to receive updates.  Registration information will be posted there and on this website by February 15.

We hope to see you in June!

Matthew Hill and Beverly Lapp
Goshen College Piano Faculty

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Mission Statement

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.

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.