SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE
Under the direction of BW Conservatory piano faculty members Dr. Robert Mayerovitch and Dr. Sungeun Kim, the piano program offers students the opportunity to focus on a variety of piano skills. Piano literature, technique, memorization, signt-reading, two-piano literature, chamber music, accompanying and keyboard pedagogy are some of the areas from which discussion and workshop topics are chosen. Piano participants receive five 45-minute private lessons in addition to two 30-minute private lessons on a secondary instrument of their choosing (choices include: organ, harpsichord or voice). In addition to music theory and solfège classes, students participate in sight-reading class, piano ensemble class and the Institute Singers. All piano participants perform in a recital on Friday evening, July 23.
Piano Artist Faculty
Sungeun Kim has given numerous concerts in the U.S., Canada, Russia, Spain, Korea and Italy. A first-prize winner of the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, she has been invited as guest artist at the Texas Conservatory Piano Festival for Young Artists, the Virginia Rising Star Concert Series, the Palm Springs Concert Series and the 24th Concert Stage at St. Ivo in Rome.
Ms. Kim has appeared with the Russian Federal Orchestra in Bolshoi Hall at the Moscow Conservatory, the Banff Festival Orchestra, the International Chamber Ensemble of Rome and the Gijon Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Kim received her degrees from Yon-Sei University (B.M.) with Kyung Sook Lee and the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (M.M. and D.M.A.) where she studied with Julian Martin and had masterclasses with Leon Fleisher. She also studied with Dominique Weber and Blanca Uribe at the New Millennium Piano Festival in Spain, and Marc Durand at the Banff Keyboard Festival in Canada.
She served as a faculty at Harford Community College and Michigan State University Community Music School.
Robert Mayerovitch, Professor of Piano, member of the Elysian Trio. D.M., M.M., Indiana University; B.M., Licentiate in Music, McGill University. Dr. Mayerovitch performs extensively in the U.S. and Canada as a recitalist, chamber musician, accompanist, and soloist with orchestra. He has substituted for Mehahem Pressler at Indiana University and has been a Visiting Professor at Middlebury College, Vermont. He is an active lecturer for music teachers' organizations and has presented his favorite topic, "Rules of Pianists' (and Other Animals') Thumbs," at national, state, and local conventions. Dr. Mayerovitch is the Recipient of numerous performing awards including: winner of the Bartok-Kabalevsky International Piano competition - first prize in the National Competition of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Montreal Symphony Competition, the Montreal Symphony Competition, the Indiana University Doctoral Concerto Competition, and the grand prize in the Quebec Music Festivals.