5th Singapore International Piano Pedagogy Symposium

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20 Jun, 2011 9:00am -

Daily Programme

8:45am – 9:30am Breakfast & Registration
9:30am – 1:00pm Sessions
1:00 – 2:00pm Lunch
(1:30 – 1:50pm Lunch-time Students’ Performance Platform)
2:00 - 3:45pm Baroque Dance Workshops I - V
4:00 – 6:00/6:30pm Concurrent Sessions

Keynote address, daily Baroque Dance Workshops, Lectures, Lecture-Recital, Recital, Masterclasses, Piano Teachers’ Platform (New!), Spoken Research Papers (New!)

Key Presenters

Keynote topic
"Returning to the Past to Rediscover the Present"
Claire Wachter & Dean Kramer

Claire Wachter

  • Past and Future Pedagogy: The Great Teachers
  • Scarlatti and the Spanish Connection
  • The Art of Phrasing
  • Robert Schumann: The Genius At Home
  • Applying Learning Theories to the Studio Piano Lesson
  • Masterclass

Dean Kramer

  • Bach's Well-Tempered Keyboard: New Ideas for Interpretation
  • The Beethoven Sonatas: Personal Reflections
  • Chopin's Ballades: Interpreting Compositional Structure
  • Franz Liszt (I): A New Appreciation
  • Franz Liszt (II): A New Perspective on Interpreting His Works
  • Piano Recital - FRANZ LISZT: In honour of the Liszt Bicentennial (1811-2011)
  • Masterclass

Paige Whitley-Bauguess

  • Symposium Baroque Dance Sessions
    Baroque Dance Types and Rhythms
    Elementary Baroque Dance steps and step sequences are applied to various Baroque Dance Music Types to illuminate and internalize rhythms and explore tempo ranges: pavan, bourée, gavotte, menuet, sarabande, gigue, loure, allemande, chaconne & passacaille, hornpipe.

    Introductory information on the significance of Baroque Dance in music, dance, and social history is included.
  • Student Baroque Dance Workshops
    Introduction to Baroque Dance
    A. What is baroque dance and why do we study it?
    1. Music importance - rhythms and dance types in the music repertoire
    2. Dance importance - baroque dance as the root of classical ballet
    3. Social importance - the use of baroque dance in society

    B. Body warm-up

    C. Basic baroque dance steps

    D. Dance types: sequences of basic baroquesteps applied to different dance types to internalize rhythms and explore tempo ranges)
    1. Bourée
    2. Gavotte
    3. Sarabande
    4. Menuet
    5. Gigue

    E. English Country Dance & French Contredanse - social group dances

Symposium Presenters

Anna Kijanowska (College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA)
Lecture-recital: Mazurka - A Dance of a Polish Soul

Christine Logan (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Insights from Music Scholarship: Teaching and Performing Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (“Pathetique”), 1798-9

Glenn Riddle (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Australia)
Spoken Paper: Percy Grainger – Piano Pedagogue
Piano Recital Grainger & Grieg

Graeme Humphrey (Royal Academy of Music, UK)
The Vanishing Legacy of Piano Ensemble Music – Its Usefulness in Teaching Today

Khoo Hui Ling (Masters Degree student, Peabody Conservatory, USA)
Time to Pedal! Pedaling for Young Beginners Aged 4-8

Ivo Kaltchev (The Catholic University of America, USA)
Lecture-recital: Pedaling Techniques and Innovations in Debussy’s 24 Preludes

Jan McMillan (University Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia)
I: Discovering Australian Piano Compositions: Insights for teachers and students
II: Integrating Aural training into Piano Lessons

Julie Tan (Doctoral candidate, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Australia)
Piano Graded Examinations, Friend or Foe: The Relevance to Piano Teachers in Singapore in the 21st Century

Lee Pei Ming (Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore)
Teaching Contemporary Music: How to Overcome Your Fear

Leng Tshua (General Manager, Steinway Gallery Singapore)
The Secrets of Steinway

Siaw-Sing Koo (Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore)
Lecture-recital: Learning Our Heritage: Chinese Piano Music

Registration Fees

Early Bird registration closes on 31st May 2011.

Breakfast & Lunch provided.

  SMTA Member Public Student Assistant
Early Bird (31st May 2011) $450 $500  
Full Symposium $500 $550 $180
Single Day $150 $150  

Student Assistants

Calling full-time tertiary music students! Here is your chance to attend the full symposium at a special fee of $180. SAs are assigned duties at the Symposium.

Sign up NOW! Limited vacancies! (Please submit a copy of your Student Card)

Baroque Dance Workshop for Students

Steven Baxter Recital Studio (Level 1)

9:00am - 10:30am for Age 8-12
Session I: 21 & 22 June, Tues & Wed OR Session II: 23 & 24 June, Thurs & Fri
$100 per session

11:00am - 1:00pm for Age 13-18
Session I: 21 & 22 June, Tues & Wed OR Session II: 23 & 24 June, Thurs & Fri
$130 per session

Why learn the Baroque Dances e.g. Minuet, Gavotte, Sarabande?
Learning the steps can help you feel and understand the dance so that you can play the music on your instrument even better! Nothing beats experiencing the dance yourself to bring your playing to life!

Download the Baroque Dance Workshop for Students registration form here.

New Membership Applicants

Join the SMTA now to enjoy member’s rate for the Symposium.
Only for this period, the one-time entrance fee of $50 is waived for new applicants.

Directions and Accomodations

Orchestra Hall (Level 3)
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM)
National University of Singapore
3 Estate Office Drive
Singapore 117485

Concurrent Sessions & Students’ Baroque Dance Workshops
Steven Baxter Recital Studio (Level 1)

YSTCM is located beside the University Cultural Centre (UCC) within the National University of Singapore campus.

Location: http://www.nus.edu.sg/campusmap
Nearest MRT Station: Clementi or Bouna Vista station
Bus Numbers: 96 (from Clementi Bus Interchange), 151
Driving: Take AYE (Ayer Rajah Expressway), exit at Clementi Road. Left turn into Kent Ridge Crescent, Entrance A
Parking: Car Park 3 at Conservatory Basement
Registration: 8:40 – 9:25am

Daily breakfast & lunch are provided at 8:40 – 9:25am, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Lunch-time Students’ Performance Platform at 1:30 – 1:50pm

Students’ Baroque Dance Workshops
Please register at least 15 minutes before time. Workshops will begin punctually.

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