Thursday, September 6, 2012

McNeese State University's Department of Performing Arts is hosting its first  Piano Festival from Friday, September 7 through Sunday,    September 9.  

The   main clinician for the event is Professor Nelita True, from The             Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York.  Ms. True has been              described in Clavier Companion  as "One of the world's most sought-after and  beloved pianist-teachers."
We are excited to have her visit McNeese!

The following is the updated festival schedule.  All events will take place in the                            Shearman Fine Arts Theatre.
Friday, September 7th:
6:45pm: pre-concert lecture, McNeese professor, Dr. Bryan Proksch
7:30pm: piano concert, McNeese professor, Lina Morita
Reception to follow
Saturday, September 8th:
11:00am: lecture, McNeese professor, Dr. Christy Vogt-Corley
2:00pm: master class, guest pianist, Professor Nelita True, The Eastman School of Music,          Rochester, NY
6:45pm: pre-concert lecture, Dr. Bryan Proksch
7:30pm: piano concert, guest pianist, Sergio Monteiro, Assistant Professor of Piano, Oklahoma City University
Reception to follow
Sunday, September 9th:
11:00am: master class, Sergio Monteiro
2:00pm: festival participants' concert
Reception to follow
Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only, please):
$5: each lecture, each master class
$10: pre-concert lecture and concert
$30: festival pass
Admission is free for MSU students, pre-college students
Please contact Lina Morita at 475-5022 or at with any questions.