2022-2023 Workshop Schedule

Thursday, August 18, 2022
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Opening Social

Get a glimpse of each exciting activity waiting for you and your students while socializing and networking amongst fellow colleagues.

Thursday, September 15, 2022
10:00 – 11:30am
Music Lessons Arizona

Ensemble Music Preview

Join us in a play through of this season’s piano ensemble literature.

Thursday, October 20, 2022
10:00 – 11:30am
Online via Zoom

Elementary Ensemble Teaching

Presenter: Natalya Shkoda
Playing in ensemble is a life-long skill. Ensemble playing develops synchronization and socialization. It brings joy to all involved. What is the role of an ensemble in elementary piano education? What are the resources? How can ensemble music boost a teacher’s creativity? CSU, Chico Piano Professor Dr. Natalya Shkoda, together with her student and daughter April Smirnoff, will discuss benefits and challenges of introducing ensemble music during the first two years of individual piano studies in the online Zoom presentation Re-thinking the Role of Ensemble Music in Elementary Private Piano Studies.

Thursday, November 17, 2022
10:00 – 11:30am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Piano Masterclass

Presenter: Silvan Negruţiu
Come hear performances of selected students, open literature of all levels, in a masterclass by the newest NAU Director of Piano Studies.

Thursday, January 19, 2023
10:00 – 11:30am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Lecture – Recital: Petrarca + Liszt = Poetry in Music

Presenter: Elias-Axel Pettersson
14th-century Italian poet and scholar Francesco Petrarca wrote more than 300 sonnets (Shakespeare wrote 154), all dedicated to Laura, whose true identity has never been confirmed, only surmised. Upon his travels to Italy, Franz Liszt became inspired by Petrarca’s poetry and composed three pieces based on Sonnets Nos. 47, 104, and 123. Dr. Pettersson will take his listeners through the mind of each great artist and show how poetry was turned into music that moves the soul.

Thursday, February 16, 2023
10:00 – 11:30am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Artistry: Pursuing the Mysteries of Music Performance

Presenter: Robert Hamilton
Based on his recent co-authored book, Artistry: Pursuing the Mysteries of Music Performance, Professor Hamilton’s workshop will probe the question: “What do composers want from us? Moving on from the printed score to the creation of Music.”

Thursday, March 30, 2023
10:00 – 11:30am
Hammer & Strings Conservatory

Open Studio Teaching

Presenter: Snezana Krstic
Experience the insights of master teacher Snezana Krstic as she teaches an open lesson for the public. Ms. Krstic comes with decades of teaching many students to their highest potential, first from her native Serbia, where she was professor of piano and honored teacher of pedagogy, to the US, where many of her students have continued winning prizes from local to international levels.