Participant Activities


“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.