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  • 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

  • Deadline to Register for Ensemble Camp Registration

    Monday, April 8th, 2019

    Deadline to Register for the 2019 Summer Piano Ensemble Camp.


  • SATD Semi-Finals

    Saturday, April 13th, 2019

  • Spring Fling

    Spring Fling

    Sunday, April 14th, 2019

    AAAPTG Foundation Benefit Recital

    Students of all ages perform light and short music pieces related to the theme of the recital. Both solos and ensembles -including with other instrumentalists or vocalists- chosen from a variety of styles are welcome, such as show tunes, jazz, rock, contemporary as well as classical.

    Memorization is not required.

    To register, email  Sarah Albright, who is chairing the event, at and include:

    – Name of piece, key, opus and composer’s full name
    – Name of student (s), age, level and instrument
    – Name of teacher if other than piano
    – Exact duration of the piece

  • FORMAL PROGRAM: Anthony Bonamici

    FORMAL PROGRAM: Anthony Bonamici

    Thursday, April 18th, 2019

    The Beginning of Beethoven’s Stylistic Changes

    Mr. Bonamici will perform and present an analysis of Beethoven’s Opus 7, the “Grand Sonata.”  In Op. 7, Beethoven, still under the heavy influences of Haydn and Mozart, begins to explore new compositional techniques which will become more prominent in his later sonatas.

    Anthony Bonamici, pianist and past professor at Russian State Pedagogical University


    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.

  • TEACHER SHARE: Studio Business Topic TBA

    Monday, April 22nd, 2019

    Come and share your thoughts and experiences over food and drinks.  Check newsletter and/or website for updates. *Please note that this event is on a Monday evening.

    Location: TBA

  • SATD Finals

    Saturday, May 4th, 2019

    Location: Michigan State University


    Sunday, May 5th, 2019

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

    Registration is needed by April 25. 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 Lester Castellana.