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Piano Celebration Week is an annual piano festival hosted by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Founded in 2018 by piano faculty, Dr. Sangmi Lim and Dr. Dino Mulić, this festival fosters intense collaboration between piano teachers and students, and connects participants with local and national piano organizations while orienting them to the university and its surrounding community. The intent of this festival is to provide concentrated educational opportunities, master classes, workshops, and lectures for pianists of all ages and abilities. Participants will experience outstanding concerts featuring internationally renowned pianists, and there will be performance opportunities for emerging talent from throughout Coastal Bend, Central, and South Texas, as well as for pre-college and college prospective pianists, and amateurs. 

To enrich the piano community of Corpus Christi by providing a transformative musical experience that inspires participants young and old. To give participants wonderful opportunity to experience the TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center, and play on fine pianos for large audiences (live and virtual!). To contribute to the local community by engaging music lovers and piano enthusiasts to experience thrilling performances. To preserve music and the arts for future generations.

Dr. Dino Mulić joined the faculty of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in the Fall of 2017. This fast-growing, South Texas University supports a thriving music program, which contributes to the diverse and vibrant arts culture of the city. Dr. Mulić imagined a piano festival, and Corpus Christi was an ideal place for hosting such a festival. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi immediately and proudly backed the idea because of the unmistakable recognition for the school and its recruitment promotion, as well as the enriching benefit such a festival would bring to the community. The Corpus Christi Music Teachers Association, a group of enthusiastic, local music teachers, endorsed the festival idea because it offered exceptional opportunities for their students, including the opportunity to perform in the city’s most beautiful concert hall. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Music Teachers Association became strong partners advocating for the creation of educational and performance opportunities for all. Combined with support from students and parents, local music store owners, and piano enthusiasts, Piano Celebration Week was established, bringing professionals and amateurs together in a new and exciting way.

 

WITH EVERY INTENTION

by Stacie Satery

PIANO CELEBRATION WEEK

March 25 - March 31, 2021

March 25: Opening Concert

  • Piano Duo Recital by Sangmi Lim & Dino Mulić, 6:00 PM CST

March 26: Self-Care for Pianists of All Ages

  • Nutrition for Pianists: Joint Health, Performance Anxiety, Energy Levels, and More! by Evan Engelstad, 3:00 PM CST

  • The Self-Compassionate Musician: Strategies to Promote Well-Being in Difficult Times by Jessica Johnson, 4:00 PM CST

  • Playing Deliciously: The Legacy and Teachings of Dorothy Taubman by Benjamin Steinhardt, 5:00 PM CST

  • Workout for Musicians by Young Bae Park, 6:00 PM CST

March 27: Preparing Students for College Auditions

  • Best Practices for Video & Audio Recording for Solo Piano by Dave Alcorn, 12:00 PM CST

  • Artpreneurship by Iva Ugrčić, 1:00 PM CST

  • Make Constellations Out of the Stars: What You Can Do Now to Excel at Music Theory and Integrate it with Your Musicianship by Michael Callahan, 2:00 PM CST

  • Ways to Improving Sight-Reading Skill at the Piano by David Sutanto, 3:00 PM CST

  • Sustainable Creativity: Preparing for Competitions, and Enjoying It by Alexander Beyer, 4:00 PM CST

  • The Seven Deadly Performance Sins: A Guide to Overcoming Performance Anxiety by Samantha Coates, 5:00 PM CST

  • How to Write a Winning College Application by Angela Myles Beeching, 6:00 PM CST

March 28: Music Past to Present

  • How to Play the Piazzolla Music: The Codes Behind the Scores by Paulina Fain, 3:00 PM

  • Making a Spectacle of Themselves: Prominent Female Keyboardists in Western History by Marcie Ray, 4:00 PM CST

March 29: Students on Stage

  • Marathon Concerts, 10:00 AM CST

  • Master Class by guest artist Edisher Savitski, 6:00 PM CST

March 30: Discover Yamaha

  • The Yamaha Story, 11:00 AM CST

March 31: Closing Concert

  • Solo Recital by Edisher Savitski, 6:00 PM CST