Date: April 21, 2018

Washington College Piano Festival

The Washington College Piano Festival invites participants of all ages to further develop their talents in an immersive educational experience. Students will have the opportunity to attend workshops, take lessons, and compete and win prizes in the Washington College Piano Competition, including the chance to perform in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. Our featured guest artist, Lydia Artymiw, Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota, will be teaching a master class and presenting a concert as part of the Washington College Premier Artists Series. All events will be open to the public. In addition, students and families are welcome to take campus tours of the college.



Application Deadline: March 1st, 2018


Tentative Schedule:

10am-12pm: Washington College Piano Competition: Winners will be selected to perform in a student concert and/or a master class


10am-12pm: Campus Tours (Need to coordinate with the college, great for recruiting)


12pm-1pm: Lunch

1pm-2pm: Master Class: Taught by Lydia Artymiw (Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota)


2pm-3pm: Workshop/information session:

  1. Practice techniques

  2. Washington College as a whole (perhaps with a guest from the Admissions office)

  3. Washington College’s music program (curriculum, ensembles, facilities, study abroad programs)

  4. Careers in music


3-5pm: Piano lessons with WAC piano faculty (Woobin Park and Matthew Brower)


5:15pm-6pm: WAC Piano Competition Winners Concert


6pm-7pm: Dinner for students (and Pre-concert lecture and cocktails for patrons?)


7:30pm: Concert Series Performance - Lydia Artymiw