Honors Program for Pianists


Jessica Johnson Workshop and Masterclass THIS WEEKEND!

Off-site Honors Events 2015-2016
  1. The Joy of Downsizing, with UW-Madison Professor Jessica Johnson - Groups B/C

    1. Free piano event at UW - Madison

    2. Saturday, February 20th

    3. Workshop 2:30pm (good for all ages), Masterclass 4:15pm (better suited to groups B and C level, but all welcome to attend), Dinner in Madison

    4. Jessica Johnson recital 8:00pm

Description by Prof. Johnson:

“As a small-handed pianist, I have spent my entire professional career seeking creative strategies to adapt to playing standard-size keyboards. I have become a guru of innovative fingerings and have learned how to employ ergonomic movements and compensatory gestures in order to perform technically challenging repertoire on the conventional piano. Since the life-changing moment I started practicing on a reduced-size keyboard, I have experienced a whole new level of artistic and technical freedom.” – Jessica Johnson

Schedule - please make note of changes!

February 18th - Group B Honors Rep Class 6pm
February 19th - All Group Honors Class 3:30-6:30pm
February 20th - Jessica Johnson Workshop & Recital in Madison
March 3rd - Group C Honors Rep Class 6pm (Group A's welcome to attend)
March 10th - Group A Class CANCELED! We would prefer you go to the Open MSO Dress Rehearsal featuring pianist Emanuel Ax! Ms. Julie B. and Kari will be attending the rehearsal. Group A students are welcome to attend rep class March 3rd or March 17th.
March 17th - Group B Honors Rep Class 6pm (Group A's welcome to attend)

What you need to do:
1. RSVP if you wish to switch Rep classes to jbaskinger@prairiemusic.org
2. RSVP if you wish to attend any of the Emanuel Ax opportunities as outlined in the Piano Department Newsletter. Kari Engleson & Julie Baskinger will take care of reserving MSO Open Dress tickets and the SPPAC event for the Honors Students if you RSVP by February 24th. Email kengleson@prairiemusic.org to reserve your tickets!