SUMMER PIANO ACADEMY (ADVANCED)
Featuring Mason Community Arts Academy Teaching Artists, this program is geared toward the older and more advanced students with a minimum of 3 years of piano lessons (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis). Students will receive individual private lessons, guided practice sessions, musicianship enhancing classes, and opportunities to perform each day. Masterclasses, guest lecturers, piano ensembles, and music theory/ history sessions will help students grow their love and enthusiasm for piano music. The week will culminate in a final recital performance with the performance competition winners featured at the end of the program. Additional performance opportunities for the winner will be announced.
NOTE: Students will be grouped according to level and age. Students with 1-3 years of private lessons experience should consider Summer Piano Academy for the week of July 27–31.
Video submission of two contrasting pieces required with registration.
Dates: August 3–7, 2020
Times: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (M-F)
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building
After Care option is not available for this program
*APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 1ST
Program Director will notify all applicants of admission decision by May 15,2020
Co-Director/ Instructor: Misha Tumanov
Instructor: Andy Miller
Read about Mr. Miller
In May 2010, Mr. Miller graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Christopher Newport University. Under the tutelage of CNU professors, Dr. Jeffrey Brown and Dr. Amanda Halstead, Mr. Miller won the CNU Concerto/Aria Competition twice and was given the privilege of performing Beethoven’s “Third Piano Concerto” and Gershwin’s “Concerto in F” with the Christopher Newport University Orchestra. In addition to his orchestral recognition, Mr. Miller received first place in the annual Friends of Music Scholarship Recital and was nominated two times for the “People’s Choice” Award. He has performed various musicals for Theater CNU including the production of Urinetown (2007) as a member of the “Pit Stop Band” and was Assistant Musical Director for their production of Little Shop of Horrors (2008). During the spring of 2009, he was chosen by the faculty and was inducted into the honorary music fraternity Pi Kappa Lambda, which recognizes students for their advanced academic and musical accomplishments. In addition to his keyboard experiences, he enjoyed playing trombone as a member, and later as a drum major (2009), of the CNU Marching Captains.
Today, Mr. Miller works alongside keyboard professors as graduate lecturer at Mason, maintains a private studio of 30 local students, as well as working as a vocal coach/accompanist for Mason’s private voice studios (since 2011), VA Hills Baptist Church (since 2012), and the Eastern Virginia School for the Performing Arts (2009-2010). In addition to his professional coaching, Mr. Miller has appeared as a soloist/accompanist for the concert series “Music for the Angels” at the National Swedenborgian Church in Washington D.C and is a current recipient of the Linda Monson Endowment Scholarship at George Mason University.
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- All students will receive a Welcome Letter via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including drop off, pick up, what to bring, etc. Feel free to contact the Academy office with questions at 703-993-9889 or email@example.com.
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