Audience Member, Free
Bill Ligon: Scriabin Prelude Op. 13, No 1 and Etude Op. 8, No 12
Tony Prost: Louis Moreau Gottschalk, "Ojos Criollos"
Student #3: AVAILABLE
Join our exciting new masterclass series for amateur pianists—a first for San Diego! Instruction is given by fellow amateur pianist Gorden Cheng. Gorden is a top-prize winning amateur pianist who has competed in Paris, Colorado Springs, Chicago, Washington, and Warsaw. He is also a member of the Music Teacher's Association of California (MTAC). As a private teacher for over 10 years, his students have passed all MTAC's Certificate of Merit (CM) tests on subjects of theory, technique, ear training, and performance. In addition to music, Gorden works as a systems architect and designs scalable enterprise solutions for the Active Network, Inc.
These masterclasses serve as an important staple to our mission to promote the education and performance of music. The intimate setting provides an enjoyable open-forum discussion and learn how to improve their mastery of the piano. Audience members will not only be able to hear a variety of performed repertoire but also actively engage in discussion with the instructor, student, or even other audience members. There are no intimidating professors; only amateur-to-amateur music lovers.
We accept a maximum of 3 students (subject to repertoire and performance-time availability). Thirty minutes will be devoted to each student and their chosen piece, which can be from any period style (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern). We accept a maximum of 3 students (subject to repertoire and performance-time availability). Thirty minutes will be devoted to each student and their chosen piece, which can be from any period style (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern). Priority will be given to students who have never participated in a masterclass so that everyone has a chance to perform.
Student cost is $40. Students get to choose their piece and perform it for the masterclass. Students should bring $40 to the Masterclass. Audience members are Free.
All proceeds benefit future recital venue rental and activities. Light refreshments will be served following the masterclass.
We look forward to having you join us for this fun and educational masterclass!