Celebrating 85 Years of Music Excellence
May 16 - Dmitry Rachmanov:
The Master and the Pupil
New interest in historical performance practices and performance on period instruments has led to concerts and recordings on original period keyboard instruments. Dmitry Rachmanov, Professor of Piano at California State U., will discuss his recent experiences discovering, performing and recording, in collaboration with Cullan Bryant, the complete works for four-hand piano by Ludwig van Beethoven and three of his principal teachers. A Juilliard graduate, Dr. Rachmanov holds a DMA from Manhattan School of Music. He formerly served on the faculties of MSM and the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
MEA's 85th Anniversary Celebrations
* On April 14 - students were treated to the Musical Mystery Tour, a high-energy music enrichment program presented by Chuck Speicher.
* On April 21 - members and guests celebrated with a wonderful Gala Champagne Brunch at Kean University. The event included a slide show, video of MEA History - The Early Years, awards presentations and a beautiful concert. It's been a year of celebrations. Visit 85th Gala, above, to share some of our memorable moments.
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Competition Results Are In!
June 20 - Artist Master Class:
With Douglas Humpherys
Douglas Humpherys, Professor of Piano and co-chair of the Piano Department at the Eastman School of Music, will conduct this year's Young Artist Master Class. Artist Master Class. In high demand as a teacher, he has taught hundreds of master classes at universities, music academies, and festivals around the world. He has adjudicated at numerous international competitions and founded and directs the Eastman Young Artists' International Piano Competition in Rochester, NY. A Steinway artist, he has enjoyed a long performance career and has recorded a wide variety of repertoire.
Member News Keeps You Up to Date
Visit Member News and keep up to date with MEA colleagues, upcoming concerts and classes. Membership RENEWALS are due June 30 - still only $50.
NEW Audition Syllabus
The NEW 2013 Piano Audition Syllabus is available at the general meetings for members to pick up. You may also email Joan Bujacich, Audition Chair, for a PDF version: JoanieBeau@earthlink.net OR call her for mailing instructions. The new syllabus will not be available on the website.