The Advanced piano program is a program designed for piano students enrolled in or aspiring to study at the College, Conservatory or University level either in Lebanon or abroad. Participants will improve their pianistic and technical skills, explore traditional and new repertoire as well as engage in collaborative activities such as chamber music (piano duet), vocal accompaniment or chamber music with strings.
In early July, participants will be sent proposed repertoire for learning one or more new compositions to study during the program. The repertoire themes this year will Leonard Bernstein, in honor of his centennial year, and the exploration of piano music by Middle Eastern Composers. In addition to this new repertoire, participants are invited to perform their existing repertoire in private lessons and masterclasses. Additionally, each student will be required to prepare at least two of the Brahm's 51 exercises as part of our ongoing discussions on piano technique.
New students must schedule an audition or send audition files when applying.
Students may participate in the following activities:
Private lessons in a group setting
Piano ensembles (4-hand, two pianos)
Piano literature class and guided listening in traditional and alternative repertoire – composers and repertoire from the Unites States, Asia, France, etc
Career coaching sessions for advanced students
Chamber music with instrumental students
Piano Pedagogy for groups or private teaching
Optional participation as accompanist in the classical voice program