Latest Blog Entries

  • Camp 17′ Celebration

    Camp 17′ Celebration

      PIANO ENSEMBLE CAMP 17’ CELEBRATION Piano Faber Institute in Ann Arbor June 23, 2017 @ 11:45 AM Camp Director welcomes the audience and acknowledges support from the Faber Piano Institute, the Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild Foundation and …Read More »
  • Piano Ensemble Camp 2017

    Piano Ensemble Camp 2017

    From June 19 to 23, 17 campers, age 10 to 16, swarmed the Piano Faber Institute to make music together under the guidance of one director, ten teachers and four guest artists.  We did not need the results of our …Read More »
  • Piano Ensemble Camp 2016

    Piano Ensemble Camp 2016

    June 24 marked the end of our Piano Ensemble camp and during this week long program, we all had a fantastic time. What a treat to see these 17 students, age 10 to 16, work together and improve each day. …Read More »
  • So Where Are the Lady Beethovens Anyhow?

    So Where Are the Lady Beethovens Anyhow?

    At the next formal meeting of the AAAPTG (April 21, 9:30 a.m.), Performers Group members will be highlighting a collection devoted to women composers acquired by the University of Michigan music library in the early 80’s which has recently been …Read More »

Upcoming Public Events

  • Master Class with the Lincoln Trio

    Sunday, November 26th, 2017

    This event is organized by Great Lakes Performance Artists of Ann Arbor with the support of Phoenix Phest.

    Three groups from the musical community will play for a public master class with the Lincoln Trio artists. One group from the Guild Ensemble Camp has been selected and will play:

    Bagatelle No. 1 by A. Dvorak for 2 violins, cello and harmonium/piano.

    There is a suggested donation of $5 to attend.


    Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

    In this recital, students will perform in various chamber music formations with their peers, their friends or members of their family.

    Registration is needed by Nov. 20. Please take the following guidelines very seriously because all are indispensable to make the program and to plan a successful event.

    • Names of all players, their instruments AND of their teachers
    • Name of piece, key and opus#
    • Full name of composer:
    • Exact duration

    Please contact Béatrice Ellis at













  • Seminar

    Thursday, December 7th, 2017



    Guild members only:



  • SAT Registration Deadline

    Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

    Registration deadline is Jan. 2, 2018 at 12AM.

    Checks can be mailed and postmarked no later than Wed. Jan. 3, 2018.

    Please contact Béatrice Ellis if you have any further questions at

  • SAT Repertoire Deadline

    Monday, January 15th, 2018

    This is the deadline for changing repertoire and levels. The portal will close at midnight.

    We need time to create a schedule and print all tests well in advance of the SAT Day, which is February 24, 2018.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Please contact Béatrice Ellis if you have any further questions at


    Thursday, January 18th, 2018

    Literature for the Intermediate and Advanced Pianist with Small Hands

    Small hands don’t have to be a big problem. Discover repertoire for students whose hands cannot comfortably reach an octave and explore the principles behind redistributing notes between hands. Also learn how Taubman techniques can help small hands cope with technical difficulties such as large intervals and big leaps. There will be specific examples for illustration and opportunities to get actively involved.

    Linette Popoff-Parks, Professor of Music in Piano, Theory and Humanities; Madonna University

    Refreshments: Mary Bates, Carol Fedewa, Elena Tsai






  • Teachers TECH Work Day

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

    For this particular meeting, about 6 members with computer skills will be needed.