TWU Piano Institute

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The Texas Woman’s University Division of Music is proud to announce our inaugural TWU Piano Institute!

Please join us in-person on the Denton campus from July 18–20 for three days of intensive piano study and performance with our world-class faculty and guest artists.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 to apply and currently studying piano with a teacher.
  • Applicants must be willing to commute to the TWU Denton campus and have their own means of transportation for all three days of the institute; lodging is not provided.
  • A maximum of 30 applicants will be accepted.
  • If accepted to the institute, attendees must register and pay a non-refundable $230 fee via our registration page. This amount includes all instructional fees (three private lessons, masterclasses, courses), three lunches, and the gala reception.

Schedule

All students will receive at least two private lessons with different instructors. Ten students will be chosen for the masterclass performances based on the audition videos.

Monday, 18 July 2022

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TimeEvent
8:30 am Seminar with Dr. Andrea Johnson
10:00 am Piano lessons/Practice hour
11:00 am Piano lessons/Practice hour
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Piano lessons/Practice hour
2:45-4:45 pm Masterclass with Dr. Richard Shuster and Dr. Danny Milan
4:45-5:00 pm Snacks and refreshments before the concert
5:00 pm Joint Faculty recital: Dr. John Patrick Murphy and Dr. Andrea Johnson

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

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TimeEvent
8:30 am Seminar with Dr. Danny Milan
10:00 am Piano lessons/Practice hour
11:00 am Piano lessons/Practice hour
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Piano lessons/Practice hour
3:00-4:30 pm Masterclass with Dr. John Patrick Murphy
4:30-5:00 pm Snacks and refreshments before the concert
5:00 pm Joint Faculty Recital: Dr. Richard Shuster and Dr. Danny Milan

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

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TimeEvent
8:30 am Seminar with Dr. John Patrick Murphy
10:00 am Piano lessons/Practice hour
11:00 am Piano lessons/Practice hour
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Piano lessons/Practice hour
3:00-4:30 pm Masterclass with Dr. Andrea Johnson
5:00 pm Student Recital and Gala Reception

How to apply

Audition Requirements

  • At least two solo works of contrasting styles demonstrating the technical and musical abilities of the applicant should be included via video link(s)
  • Masterclass participants will be determined based upon the audition videos
  • Repertoire should be at an intermediate level of difficulty or higher (Royal Conservatory of Music’s Level 5 and/or Jane Magrath’s Level 5 is a good gauge for this)
  • Provide a brief letter of support from current piano teacher
  • Applications are due no later than July 10, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Application

When you are ready to submit your application, please do so using the form below.

Apply to the TWU Piano Institute

Contact

Please contact Dr. Daniel Milan at dmilan@twu.edu with any questions.

Page last updated 4:28 PM, April 27, 2022