Latest Blog Entries

  • 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 »
  • Chamber Masterclass with the Lincoln Trio (Recap)

    Chamber Masterclass with the Lincoln Trio (Recap)

    In cooperation with Great Lakes Performing Artists Associates (GLPAA), the Lincoln Trio visited Kerrytown last weekend (Nov. 21-22, 2015) for a Saturday afternoon performance and for a masterclass (Sunday) featuring young musicians from local studios. Listening to the students playing was …Read More »
  • Halloween Hoot Recital

    Halloween Hoot Recital

    The annual Halloween Hoot Recital took place on Sunday, November 1 at Kerrytown, and was enjoyed by an appreciative audience of parents, other relatives, friends and teachers.  There were 14 performers playing solos and/or duets with titles that fit the theme such …Read More »

Upcoming Public Events

  • Formal Meeting

    Thursday, April 27th, 2017

    April Formal Meeting:

    Please note: refreshments are served by 9:15 and the Guild’s business meeting officially convenes at 9:30. Guest presenters speak from 10:00-11:00.

    Lecture Recital on Debussy Preludes

     A performance and discussion of some of the more commonly taught Debussy Preludes.


     – Lori Sims, pianist, John T. Bernhard Professor of Music at Western Michigan University

              Refreshments: Marian Boehl, Brenda Marshall, Gaye Thomas

  • Student Recital

    Sunday, May 7th, 2017

    Students of all levels and ages will enjoy this non-competitive recital experience in a professional venue.

    Please note that memorization is required, except for ensemble pieces. To register, email Yangwei Situ at and include:

    – Name of piece, key, opus and composer’s full name
    – Name of student, age and level
    – Exact duration of the piece

  • Seminar

    Thursday, May 18th, 2017

    Guild members only.

    Program TBA

  • Early Keyboard Institute

    Early Keyboard Institute

    Sunday, June 4th, 2017 - Saturday, June 10th, 2017

    An intensive, 6-day experience focusing on the harpsichord and fortepiano. Learn from faculty and resident artists, attend daily lectures, and participate in masterclasses and student concerts.

    Enrollees can choose solo lessons on fortepiano (5-octave Viennese Walter-style, like Mozart’s piano) or on harpsichord. Repertoire focus is on Bach Partitas, Inventions and on the early Beethoven piano sonatas (through op. 53). Ensemble sessions will focus on harpsichord continuo realization and on 4-hand Classical piano repertoire. Each day will include a mid-day lecture, and the possibility of additional private lessons in the evenings. The festival will commence with a faculty recital and conclude with a student recital.

    Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

    Application requirements are included on the website. For more information, follow this link or contact Matthew Bengston ( or Joseph Gascho (