Previous Institute Activities

2018 SPI Activities

July 9, 4:00-6:00pm – Master Class with Professors Robin McCabe and Craig Sheppard

July 10, 4:00-5:40pm – Master Class with Professor Craig Sheppard

July 12, 2:00-3:00pm – Workshop with Alethea Alexander and Paul Moore: “Moving Music”  (Meany Studio 265)

  • In the vast, sun-filled danced studios at Meany Hall, we will practice embodying rhythm, tempo and quality of sound. We will use our bodies to understand stillness/silence, breath/pause, flow, coordination and rhythmic independence of limbs. Come ready to dance, wearing clothes that are comfortable to move in.

July 12, 4:00-6:00pm – Master Class with Professor Robin McCabe

July 13, 12:00-2:30pm and 3:30-6:00pm – Master Classes with Professor Ory Shihor

July 14, 10:00am-12:00pm and 3:30-5:30pm – Master Classes with Professor Ory Shihor

July 14, 2:00-3:00pm – Lecture with Mr. Shihor: “Acing your Music School Auditions”  (Brechemin Aud.)

  • How to increase your chances of getting accepted to top music schools.
  • Tips on choosing the right audition repertoire.
  • Is studying music in college right for me?
  • How to decide: Conservatory or University?

July 15, 12:00-2:00pm – Master Class with Professors Robin McCabe and Craig Sheppard

July 16, 2:30-3:30pm – Workshop with Dr. Frederick A. Matsen:  “Surgery and the Piano” (Rm. 223)

  • Surgery and piano may seem to have little in common. In this discussion, however, we will explore possible similarities and seek lessons that may be applicable to both types of performance.

July 16 4:00-6:00pm – Master Class with Professor Craig Sheppard

July 17, 4:00-5:40pm – Master Class with Professor Robin McCabe

July 18, 12:30-3:30pm – Final Showcase Recital, Session 1 – Meany Hall

July 19, 4:00-6:00pm – Master Class, Session 2 with Professor Craig Sheppard

July 20, 4:00-6:00pm – Master Class, Session 2 with Professor Robin McCabe

July 21, 2:00-3:30pm  – Final Showcase Recital, Session 2 – Brechemin Auditorium

 

2017 SPI Activities

Mas­ter­classes – UW-School of Music, Bre­chemin Audi­to­rium

July 6, 4:00-6:00pm – Master Class with Professors Robin McCabe and  Craig Sheppard

July 7, 4:30-6:10pm – Master Class with Professor Robin McCabe

July 8, 3:00-4:40pm – Master Class with Professor Craig Sheppard

July 9, 4:00-6:00pm – Master Class with Professors Robin McCabe and Craig Sheppard

July 10, 12:00-2:00pm and 4:30-6:30pm – Master Classes with Dr. Douglas Humpherys

July 11, 12:00-2:30pm and 3:30-6:00pm – Master Classes with Dr. Douglas Humpherys

July 13 4:30-6:10pm – Master Class with Professor Robin McCabe

July 14, 11:00-12:40pm – Master Class with Professor Craig Sheppard

July 16, 4:00-6:00pm – Master Class, Session 2 with Professor Robin McCabe

July 17, 4:00-6:00pm – Master Class, Session 2 with Professor Craig Sheppard

Show­case Recitals: 
July 15 — 12:30–3:30, Meany Hall  (Ses­sion 1)
July 18 — 2:00–3:30, Bre­chemin Audi­to­rium (Ses­sion 2)

Sem­i­nars:

July 7, 3:00-4:00pm – Workshop with Elizabeth LoTempio, Psy.D., “Introduction to Mindfulness”

July 10, 3:00-4:00pm – Lecture with Dr. Humpherys: “Rehearsal Strategies for Building Confidence and Expressiveness in Performance

July 13, 3:00-4:00om – Workshop with Lane Michelle Eagles: “Why Does She Look Pregnant?: Solving a Renaissance Mystery”

 

 

2015 SPI Activities

Mas­ter­classes – UW-School of Music, Bre­chemin Audi­to­rium
July 6 —5:30–7:10pm, with Pro­fes­sor Craig Shep­pard
July 7 — 5:30–7:30pm, with Pro­fes­sor Robin McCabe
July 9 — 5:30–7:30pm, with Pro­fes­sor Craig Sheppard
July 10 —11:00am-1:30pm and 3:00–5:30pm with Pro­fes­sor Nelita True
July 11 — 11:00am–1:30pm and 3:00–5:30pm with Pro­fes­sor Nelita True
July 12 — 12:00–2:00pm with Pro­fes­sors Robin McCabe & Craig Sheppard
July 14 — 5:30–7:10pm, with Pro­fes­sor Robin McCabe
July 16 — 4:15–6:00pm with Pro­fes­sor Craig Shep­pard (**Ses­sion 2 stu­dents)
July 17 — 4:15–6:00pm with Pro­fes­sor Robin McCabe (**Ses­sion 2 students)

Show­case Recitals: 
July 15 — 12:30–3:30, Meany Hall  (Ses­sion 1)
July 18 — 2:00–3:30, Bre­chemin Audi­to­rium (Ses­sion 2)

Sem­i­nars:
**July 7 — 2:15–3:30pm, Bre­chemin Audi­to­rium, with Dr. Shan­non Dudley – “From vio­lin­cello to triple cel­los: How the steel pan changed my life.”
UW Eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy pro­fes­sor Shan­non Dud­ley will talk about his own expe­ri­ence with the steel pan (also called steel drum), and about Caribbean music gen­er­ally.  The pre­sen­ta­tion will include live per­for­mance and record­ings, as well as some par­tic­i­pa­tory music-making.

**July 9 — 2:15–3:30pm, Hutchin­son 303, with Amanda Hil­son and Yese­nia Iglesias
“Vari­a­tions in Drama”
Stu­dents will be instructed on how to uti­lize their phys­i­cal instru­ment; con­sist­ing of the body, and voice, to clearly and cre­atively com­mu­ni­cate rela­tion­ships with their scene part­ners, and explore cir­cum­stances in time, and space.


2014 SPI Activities

Sem­i­nars:

  • Mean­ing and Expres­sion in Mozart and Beethoven Pro­fes­sor Stephen Rumph will draw upon his own research on Beethoven and Mozart to explore the way their music cre­ates mean­ing and expres­sion. His sem­i­nar will move between oper­atic and piano lit­er­a­ture, show­ing how Beethoven and Mozart drew upon the same expres­sive means in their vocal and instru­men­tal music.
  • Ricardo Viñes: Pianist, Cul­tural Emis­sary, Gam­bler Dr. Matthew Goodrich will present an intro­duc­tion to pos­si­bly the most influential pianist you may never have heard of, and an account of his artis­tic adven­tures in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Paris.
2015 Session 1 students during a Guest Workshop presentation ~ Seattle Piano Institute

2015 Session 1 students during a Guest Workshop presentation ~ Seattle Piano Institute

Mas­ter­classes:

  • July 8 — 6:00–8:00pm, with Pro­fes­sor Craig Shep­ard
  • July 9 — 5:00–7:20pm, with Pro­fes­sor Robin McCabe
  • July 10 — 6:00–8:00pm, with Pro­fes­sors Robin McCabe & Craig Shep­pard
  • July 11 — 2:00–4:20pm, with Pro­fes­sor Craig Sheppard
  • July 12 —11:00am-1:30pm and 3:00–5:30pm with Pro­fes­sor Jon Kimura Parker
  • July 13 — 12:00–2:30pm and 4:00–6:30pm with Pro­fes­sor Jon Kimura Parker
  • July 15 — 6:00–8:00pm with Pro­fes­sor Robin McCabe
  • July 17 — 4:00–6:00pm with Pro­fes­sor Craig Shep­pard (**Ses­sion 2 stu­dents)
  • July 18 — 4:00–6:00pm with Pro­fes­sor Robin McCabe (**Ses­sion 2 students)

Show­case Recitals:

  • July 16 — 12:30–3:30 (Ses­sion 1 stu­dents)
  • July 19 — 2:00–3:30 (Ses­sion 2 students)
2015 Session 1 Workshop with Amanda Hilson and Yesenia Iglesias.

2015 Session 1 Workshop with Amanda Hilson and Yesenia Iglesias. “Variations in Drama.” ~ Seattle Piano Institute