Please only register if you plan on making all four dates as space is limited and the material covered is cumulative.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Session 1 – I Love a Piano (and You Will Too) with Marshall Griffith
Most of us are familiar with piano from home, school, or childhood music lessons, but how much do you know about this amazing instrument and the range of sounds it can create? Emeritus Faculty member of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Marshall Griffith will give a brief history of this most versatile of instruments as well as perform a demonstration of ranges and textures.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Session 2- Listening to Music (without Feeling Lost) with Caroline Oltmanns
Have you ever wondered what makes Baroque music, well… Baroque? What are the colors, sounds, rhythms, and pulses unique to the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Impressionist/Modern eras of music? Caroline Oltmanns, Head of the Piano Department at the Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University, will be your guide to putting the piano into the context of different time periods and styles. Whether this is your first-time exploring music history, or you just want a quick, fun refresher course, this session is sure to enhance your understanding and knowledge.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Session 3 – Music and Oreos with Marshall Griffith
Musical forms like Sonata, Rondo, and Variation can easily be displayed using Oreos, which makes for a delicious combination. Join flutist Virginia Crabtree, and pianist Marshall Griffith in a performance that will make clear how music from the Classical and Romantic periods are composed. Bring your ears and your appetite!
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Session 4 – What Makes It Great (and Not Just Good?) with Yaron Kohlberg
As you can imagine, musicians that are selected to compete in the Cleveland International Piano Competition are among the best in the world. Because they are all outstanding artists, there are measures that jurors in a music competition use to rank contestants to determine a winner. President of Piano Cleveland and 2007 CIPC medalist, Yaron Kohlberg will give you an insider’s view on what makes some playing rise above the rest. From technique and touch to interpretation, Yaron will take you through all the elements that make piano playing go from good to great, while helping you prepare for some of the PianoDays@CLE performances this summer.