Latest Blog Entries

  • Camp 2018 Celebration

    Camp 2018 Celebration

    PIANO ENSEMBLE CAMP ’18 CELEBRATION The AAAPTG Summer Piano Ensemble Camp was held at the Faber Piano Institute, from June 18 to June 24, 2018. During the week, students met from 9AM to 1:30PM and 10AM to 1PM on Saturday. …Read More »
  • 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 »

Upcoming Public Events

  • A Seat At The Piano (ASAP): Promoting Inclusion in Piano Repertoire with 10 Ways to Incorporate Social Justice into Your Studio (Zoom Presentation)

    A Seat At The Piano (ASAP): Promoting Inclusion in Piano Repertoire with 10 Ways to Incorporate Social Justice into Your Studio (Zoom Presentation)

    Thursday, March 17th, 2022

    Panel Discussion with the members of ASAP:

    Evan Hines, Brendan Jacklin, Annie Jeng, Clare Longendyke, Susan Yang, Ashlee Young

     

    A Seat at the Piano was founded in the summer of 2020 in the midst of social and racial reckoning around the world. We are a team of classically trained pianists with varying backgrounds and experiences, who strive to raise the voices of those who are less heard and to inspire more thoughtful, inclusive programming within the performing and pedagogical spheres.

    The Zoom invite will be emailed to AAAPTG members.  For more information or an invite, please email Elena Tsai.

  • Joel Schoenhals: Sandpaintings and the Piano Works of Navajo Composer Connor Chee

    Joel Schoenhals:  Sandpaintings and the Piano Works of Navajo Composer Connor Chee

    Thursday, April 21st, 2022

    This lecture-recital will give an overview of Connor Chee’s complete piano music including “Sandpaintings” as well as develop an understanding of the Navajo life and culture from which these works arose. Chee is known for combining his classical piano training with his Native American heritage. This presentation aims to change the landscape of classical piano literature by introducing the piano works of Navajo pianist and composer Connor Chee.

     

    Joel Schoenhals is professor of piano at Eastern Michigan University and guest professor of piano at Nanchang University, Jiangxi Province, People’s Republic of China. An active performer and recording artist, Schoenhals has received praise for his recordings Bartók’s For Children, Lieder of Schubert Transcribed for Piano by Franz Liszt, and Musical Moments of Schubert and Rachmaninoff on Fleur de Son Classics.