Skip Navigation
*To search for student contact information, login to FlashLine and choose the "Directory" icon in the FlashLine masthead (blue bar).

Kent State’s Piano Institute Presents Its Ninth Annual Gala Concert and Series of Performances

Posted Jul. 14, 2014
enter photo description
Pictured are participants in the 2013 Piano Institute at Kent
State University with co-directors Donna Lee (far right)
and Jerry Wong (far left), both associate professors in
Kent State's School of Music.

The 2014 Piano Institute, in association with the piano division of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, will present a series of master classes and recitals from July 15-19 on the Kent Campus and culminate with the July 22 gala concert at Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall in Cleveland. The nine-year-old program is a highly intensive festival for talented piano students in grades 7-12. The July 22 gala concert will feature 14 highly gifted, pre-collegiate pianists from the United States, China, Russia and Mongolia. The master classes, recitals and gala concert are free and open to the public.

Instructors of the Piano Institute include Donna Lee, D.M.A., associate professor and coordinator of the piano division at Kent State, and Jerry Wong, D.M.A., associate professor of piano at Kent State. Guest artists for this year’s Piano Institute are Pierre van der Westhuizen, director of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, and Joela Jones, principal keyboardist with the Cleveland Orchestra.

Piano Institute participants receive four hours of one-on-one lessons daily; attend master classes; and study sight-reading, technique, practicing and audition/competition preparation. They also will have the unique opportunity to share in the Kent/Blossom Music program, a premiere summer institution for summer collegiate level study of solo, chamber and orchestral literature.

For more information, call 330-672-1061 or visit www.kent.edu/pianoinstitute.

Piano Institute Activities

Tuesday, July 15, 3:45 p.m.
Master class with Donna Lee, Kent State associate professor and coordinator of the Piano Division in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, and co-director of the Piano Institute
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall, Kent Campus

Wednesday, July 16, 3:45 p.m.
Master class with Jerry Wong, Kent State associate professor and co-director of the Piano Institute
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall, Kent Campus

Thursday, July 17, 3:45 p.m.
Master class with Pierre van der Westhuizen, director of the Cleveland International Piano Competition
University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall, Kent Campus

Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m.
Master class with Joela Jones, principal keyboardist with the Cleveland Orchestra
Ludwig Recital Hall in the Center for the Performing Arts (formerly Music and Speech Building), Kent Campus

Tuesday, July 22, 7 p.m.
Gala concert featuring all Piano Institute participants
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall, Cleveland

Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent. University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall is located on Terrace Drive, off Main Street in Kent. Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall is located at 11001 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland.