Lawrence University Piano Department Piano Days
Sunday, April 14 - Monday, April 15, 2019
Join us for a series of activities designed expressly for up and coming young pianists interested in attending Lawrence.
Activities will begin with a guest lecture on Saturday, April 13 at 4:00 pm given by distinguished pianist Peter Mack. Peter Mack‘s students have gone on to win prizes all over the world, and he will present you with a talk entitled "The Art of the Phrase." This event is an optional part of Piano Day, but available to those who can arrive early and spend a weekend with us!
On Sunday, April 14, Peter Mack gives a recital at 2:00 pm in Harper Hall, followed by a masterclass at 4:00 pm with Lawrence Conservatory piano students.
Admitted Students: After the 4:00 pm masterclass you'll have dinner with current Lawrence pianists in Andrew Commons, where you'll sample campus cuisine and fully imagine yourself as a future Lawrentian. The late evening will be free for fun activities or further conversation. On Monday morning, you'll have a chance to play in a masterclass for Lawrence piano faculty members and visit classes during both morning and afternoon. Scheduled activities will end with lunch with piano faculty members, again at Andrew Commons.
There is no cost to attend.
Saturday, April 13 (optional Piano Day related event)
2:00 pm - Lecture, "The Art of the Phrase," Peter Mack, Shattuck Room 156
Sunday, April 14
1:30pm - guests and students arrive at Harper Hall in the Music Drama Center
2:00pm - Guest recital by Dr. Mack in Harper Hall
4:00pm - Masterclass with current piano students in Harper Hall
6:00pm - Students staying overnight will drop off their luggage in the host student's dorm room, and meet at Andrew Commons for dinner. Parents are also invited to dinner!
Monday, April 15
8:30am: Students staying overnight will have breakfast with their hosts, and check in at the Warch Campus Center.
9:00am: Welcome presentation as part of our LUX event in Warch Campus Center
9:45am: Return to the conservatory for private piano lessons and classes.
10:00am - Masterclass for admitted students given by Lawrence piano faculty
12:00pm - join the piano studios for lunch in the Somerset Room of the Warch Campus Center.
Afternoon-evening: observe classes, rehearsals, and campus life