“Celebrating the Spectrum: A Festival of Music and Life” immerses students in a daily schedule that emulates a week-in-the-life of a music major in a college setting.
The six-day festival will include daily master classes on piano repertoire taught by MSU piano professors Moriarty and Polischuk, jazz improvisation classes, and hour-long lectures. Also included are guided Pilates for rest and relaxation, and lunch, dinner and evening activities on the MSU campus.
July 13–16 Daily Activities
- 9:00 a.m. Master Classes, Cook Recital Hall
- 11:00 a.m. Pilates Class, introduces students to a “body awareness” approach to playing the piano
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Lectures
- 2:00 p.m. Chamber Music Class, Cook Recital Hall
- 3:00 p.m. Jazz Improvisation Class
- 4:00 p.m. Rehearsals and Practicing
July 15 Mentor Concert
Participants are treated to a concert featuring College of Music faculty and students.
July 17 Donor Concert and Dinner
Participants' first concert gives students an intimate setting to try out their performances at a private dinner in their honor.
July 18 Public Concert
The festival culminates with a final concert free and open to the public, featuring students, faculty and student mentors.