High School Keyboard Day gives students an opportunity to grow as musicians, to learn from faculty and fellow participants, and also to have questions answered about being a college student studying piano or organ.
The annual High School Keyboard Day is for students who might be considering the music major in college. This day is an opportunity for the students to meet faculty and interact with other keyboard students in a master class environment.
This year’s event is free, but students and teachers must register to have access to the Zoom link.
- 10:30–11:20 AM: Brief presentations from the Keyboard Area Faculty
- 11:30 AM–12:00 PM: Jazz piano workshop with Ariel Pocock
- 12:00–12:30 PM: Virtual lunch, Q&A, and discussion with the faculty (optional)
- 12:45–1:45 PM: Virtual masterclass with the faculty
- 1:45 PM: Premiere of the virtual piano ensemble piece
Virtual Piano Ensemble Information (Super Mario Medley):
All registered students have the opportunity to be a part of this year’s unique virtual piano ensemble! The piece will be a Super Mario Medley four-part ensemble with varying levels of difficulty from beginner-advanced written by James Stryska (BM Composition 21’) and Indiria Everett (BM Piano Performance and Composition 20’). Here is how the ensemble will work:
- After registering for the event, students and teachers will receive an email to access the Google Drive with scores and click tracks. Select one (or more!) of the parts to learn and play along with the click track.
- By January 22nd, 2021, video record yourself playing with the click track and email it to Dr. Jeng (firstname.lastname@example.org). Wear headphones so that we can only hear your keyboard/piano and not the click track. If you submit your video after January 22nd, there is no guarantee that your recorded part will be part of the February 13th premiere.
For more information, browse these High School Keyboard Day website or contact Dr. Annie Jeng.