For more advanced Piano players, this intensive duet/duo piano ensemble class will meet for six weeks and perform in an Ensemble concert at the end of each semester. It offers the opportunity for piano students to play with one or more partners on one or two pianos. This collaborative music making will develop listening skills and a leadership role in determining the overall musical concept. Exploring standard and contemporary piano ensemble repertoire, students will focus on the musical effects of tempo, phrase shaping, dynamic levels, and balance.
“I studied music at the Preparatory Music Department, and along the way, my dedicated teachers taught me how to live a full, happy life. To this day I enjoy close friendships with my childhood duet partners and former teachers. The valuable lessons I learned at PMD- both musical and beyond – continue to enhance all areas of my life.”
“The musical education I received at the Preparatory Music Department continues to enrich my life every day. I hold dear to my heart the incredible faculty members, wonderful musical performances, and lifelong friends I made at PMD.”
“This ensemble class was important to me as a musician and as a person, because I not only improved as a pianist, but I also made many friends and learned valuable skills that I could use in other places than music, such as working with other people. I feel very grateful that I had the opportunity to use the Clavinovas for piano ensemble, and I really hope that other musicians can use them and benefit the same way I did.”