AKRON PIANO ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL

Experience the fun of piano ensembles
August 1 - 5

2022 Saxophone Day at UA

Details:

For ages 13-18 (please inquire for younger participants)

  • Dates: Mon - Fri, August 1-5, 2022
  • Cost: $250
  • Location: Guzzetta Hall
    Main campus of The University of Akron
    157 University Ave. Akron, OH
  • Students can bring lunch or purchase lunch on campus ($10 daily).
  • Registration and payment deadline June 15. 
  • We will ask you to send a YouTube link of your recent solo recording. (not for audition but for placement purposes)

Register now

August 1-4 (Sample Daily Schedule):

  • 9 a.m. - Orientation in atrium
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m. - Singing session in Guzzetta Recital Hall
  • 9:50-11:10 a.m. - Small group: piano duet, duo, trio, rehearsal, coaching, practice in classrooms and practice modules.
  • 11:10-11:25 a.m. - Sight reading session in piano lab
  • 11:25-11:55 a.m. - Multiple piano ensemble in piano lab
  • Noon-1 p.m. - Lunch break
  • 1-1:45 p.m. - Performance Hour / masterclass in the Guzzetta Recital Hall
  • 1:50-3:10 p.m. - Small group: Playing piano with singers and instrumentalists, rehearsal, coaching, practice in classrooms and practice modules.
  • 3:10-3:30 p.m. - Closing session in Guzzetta Recital Hall

August 5 (same schedule as above until 1 p.m.)

  • 1-2:20 p.m. - Small group: TBA
  • 2:20-3:20 p.m. - Dress Rehearsal
  • 3:30 p.m. - Final Concert
  • 5 p.m. - Pizza Reception

What to expect:

  • Daily coaching and rehearsal
  • Playing with fellow pianists through piano duets/duos/trios
  • Playing with experienced singers and instrumentalists
  • Playing in piano ensembles in the keyboard lab
  • Masterclasses by guest artists
  • Performance opportunities
  • Singing in a small choir
  • Closing concert for friends and family in Guzzetta Recital Hall

Mayumi Kikuchi, piano

Questions?

Contact Mayumi Kikuchi
DMA, Senior Lecturer
President, Western Reserve Music Teachers Associationkikuchi@uakron.edu