You will engage in a variety of activities during the Piano Institute, designed to meet your individual interests and performance level. To maximize the benefit of participation, you should come to the Institute with at least two finished pieces memorized. You should also have other pieces in progress to work on while attending the Institute.
You can expect the following to be available to you during your course of study in the Institute:
You will receive at least two individual lessons, 45 minutes in duration, taught by an Ithaca College School of Music faculty member.
You will study music theory according to your level. Music theory concepts are linked to the repertoire from the Institute recitals and a show we typically attend at the local Hangar Theatre.
Institute faculty members conduct workshops on topics such as effective practice, building technique, memorization, collaborative piano, and performance anxiety. In addition, you will have your playing videotaped and then analyzed by faculty members.
Distinguished members of the faculty conduct two public master classes. The participants are determined by audition.
You will participate in at least one recital, which is coordinated by faculty. You can perform in piano ensemble or chamber music recitals. Faculty members may also offer recitals to showcase their own talents for you and other participants to experience!