Latest Blog Entries

  • Camp 2017 Celebration

    Camp 2017 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

  • SEMINAR: Teaching Topic TBA

    Thursday, January 31st, 2019

    Check newsletter and/or website for updates.

    Location: Westgate Library Meeting Room B

  • First Day of Ensemble Camp Registration

    Monday, February 25th, 2019

    Registration for the 2019 Summer Piano Ensemble Camp will open today (deadline: April 8, 2019). The camp will be held at the Faber Institute, June 17-22.

    More information: TBA.

    Contact:  Béatrice Ellis,

  • SATD

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

    The SAT will be conducted on one day only from level 1 to 12.

    For questions, contact Béatrice Ellis, SATD Chair, at


    Sunday, March 17th, 2019

    In this recital, students will perform piano solo or as part of a chamber music group.

    Registration is needed by March 10. 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

    Memorization is required for solo performances.

    To register, please contact Christopher Carlon.

  • FORMAL PROGRAM: Arthur Greene

    FORMAL PROGRAM: Arthur Greene

    Thursday, March 21st, 2019

    Mozart and the Modern Piano

    Is there any way we can recreate the vitality and emotional impact that Mozart’s music must have had when first heard, now that we have heard everything else in between? This talk will search for ways, using an instrument Mozart never imagined, that students can move towards evoking the feelings his music might have elicited in the original listeners, and to explore the boundaries of integrity and sincerity in performance.

    Arthur Greene is Professor of Piano at UM School of Music Theater and Dance.

    Formal Meetings open at 9:00 with coffee, refreshments and socializing. Our business meeting follows, beginning about 9:30. Guest presenters start their presentation at 10:00 am.

  • Chopin/Schoenhals - 2

    Chopin/Schoenhals - 2

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019

    The second of two concerts celebrating the music of Frédéric Chopin (the first was September 28th). Here is the program for March 22:

    Twenty-four Preludes, Op. 28
    Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58

    Pianist Joel Schoenhals is Professor of Piano at Eastern Michigan University and Foreign Expert at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, Hubei, China. He has performed throughout the world and has reached thousands of Michiganders through over 70 community engagements in salon atmospheres as well as in the historic Pease Auditorium. Fleur de Son Classics has released seven of his albums to critical acclaim.

    You can find videos of live performances, and much more about Dr. Schoenhals at his website.

  • Deadline to Register for Ensemble Camp Registration

    Monday, April 8th, 2019

    Deadline to Register for the 2019 Summer Piano Ensemble Camp.