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

  • Chamber Music Master Class

    Chamber Music Master Class

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

    The Carpe Diem String Quartet (from Columbus, Ohio) will be leading three master classes for chamber musicians. This is the first of two which will have a piano available.

    WHERE: Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor (2616 Nixon Rd.)

    The event is free and open to the public so friends and family can come watch and enjoy!

    REQUIREMENTS: MUST BE IN AN ALREADY EXISTING CHAMBER GROUP

    ENSEMBLES: Strings, winds, brass, and piano all welcome!

    LINK TO THE CARPE DIEM REGISTRATION FORM!  

    To learn more about the Carpe Diem String Quartet visit their website: https://www.carpediemstringquartet.com/cdsq

    Sponsored by the Community Music School of Ann Arbor

  • Chamber Music Master Class

    Chamber Music Master Class

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

    This is the second of two chamber masterclasses utilizing piano.

    WHERE: Rudolf Steiner High School, Ann Arbor (2230 Pontiac Trail)

    The event is free and open to the public so friends and family can come watch and enjoy!

    REQUIREMENTS: MUST BE IN AN ALREADY EXISTING CHAMBER GROUP (click here to register)  

    ENSEMBLES: Strings, winds, brass, and piano all welcome!

    To learn more about the Carpe Diem String Quartet visit their website: https://www.carpediemstringquartet.com/cdsq

    Sponsored by the Community Music School of Ann Arbor

  • SAT Registration Deadline

    Monday, January 14th, 2019

    Registration deadline is Jan. 14, 2019 at 11:59 (technically midnight, Jan 15).

    Checks can be mailed and postmarked no later than Tues. Jan. 15, 2018.

    Please contact Béatrice Ellis if you have any further questions at octbb47@sbcglobal.net.

  • FORMAL PROGRAM: Joseph Gascho

    FORMAL PROGRAM: Joseph Gascho

    Thursday, January 17th, 2019

    The Study and Composition of Keyboard Transcriptions as Pedagogical Tools

    Building on the foundation set by Bach, Liszt, and Busoni, students can transcribe pieces of their own choice, learning first-hand about the characteristics of the piano and finding creative solutions to the problems of adapting music from other voices or instruments to their own.

    Joseph Gascho, Assistant Professor of Harpsichord and Early Music 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.

  • 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, octbb47@sbcglobal.net

  • 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 octbb47@sbcglobal.net