Concerts, Camps, Competitions and More
SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS
Marianne Lauffer, Director
The Conservatory offers a variety of summer music camps for children, teens, and adults. Students with or without previous musical experience are eligible to attend. Separate brochures detailing the 2013 summer camps will be available in February. Resident middle-school, high-school, and adult programs are offered through Westminster Choir College Continuing Education; call 609-924-7416 or go to www.rider.edu/woce.
The Conservatory offers a flexible eight-week session for private instruction in all instruments, depending on availability of instructors. Students often enroll in summer lessons to try out a new instrument or to get extra coaching and practice. The 2013 summer session runs from June 24 to August 16. Registration forms will be available in all Conservatory locations by May 20, 2013.
ENA BRONSTEIN BARTON PIANO SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in Spring 2011 to honor Ena Bronstein Barton, the head of the piano department at Westminster Conservatory, member of the piano faculty at Westminster Choir College, and internationally acclaimed performer. Each spring, Conservatory piano teachers will nominate students in grades 9 through 11 who have studied with them for a minimum of two years. The student must be a talented and hardworking pianist—an all-around musician who studies theory and/or a second instrument at the Conservatory and exhibits the community spirit of the Conservatory. A panel of Conservatory piano teachers will review the applications and choose the recipient. The scholarship winner will receive a $250-per-term tuition remission to apply toward their music study at the Conservatory in the following academic year.
PHILIP A. CAMPANELLA PRINCETON VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILDREN
This scholarship is named after, and honors, Philip A. Campanella, composer, lyricist, and performer who worked in dozens of Off-Broadway shows and served as musical director of the Roundabout Theater in New York City for more than 20 years. The scholarship offers free private or choral/vocal instruction at Westminster Conservatory. Students must be in grades 2 through 12, residents of Princeton Township or Princeton Borough, and be eligible for the free or reduced lunch program at their schools. Rehearsals, classes, and lessons are held at the main Conservatory location on the campus of Westminster Choir College. Students have performing opportunities throughout the year in the Conservatory’s student recital series and in choral performances.
PAUL W. HOFREITER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in Spring 2008 to celebrate the memory of Paul W. Hofreiter, Conservatory piano teacher and composer. Each spring, a deserving piano or composition student who shares their music in service-oriented or community-based ways will be awarded this scholarship. Students will be nominated by their Conservatory teacher, and a Conservatory committee will review the applications and choose the recipient. The scholarship award will be applied toward the winner’s music study at the Conservatory the following academic year.
DR. H. KORKINA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Larissa Korkina, a celebrated performer and faculty member of Westminster Conservatory, established this scholarship in memory of her mother, Dr. Hannah Korkina. Each spring semester, a dedicated Westminster Conservatory middle school or high school student who has studied the piano for 8 years or more at the Conservatory will be awarded the scholarship. The student must play with imagination and personality, and have the ability to impact the emotions of the listener. The recipient will be chosen from the piano students who have been nominated to compete in the annual Conservatory Scholarship Awards Competition held in mid-March. Judges will choose the winner of the Dr. Hannah Korkina Scholarship based on the student’s performance. The winner will be recognized at the Scholarship Awards Competition Winners Recital in late March. The scholarship award will be applied toward the winner’s piano studies at the Conservatory in the upcoming fall semester.
Esma Pasic-Filipovic, Coordinator
This annual competition offers Conservatory students an opportunity to perform with the Westminster Community Orchestra. In the fall of 2012, Conservatory piano students who were registered with the Conservatory for the prior academic year (September through May) are eligible to participate with a recommendation from their private Conservatory teacher. Next fall (fall 2013) the competition will be open to wind, string, and adult voice students who are recommended by their private Conservatory teacher. Winners of the Concerto Competition will be featured in performances with the Westminster Community Orchestra. Competition applications and guidelines will be available in the main office by September 1, 2012.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS COMPETITION
Marvin Rosen, Coordinator
At the end of the fall term, faculty members may nominate outstanding students who have studied for the full fall term to compete for a Conservatory Scholarship Award. Scholarship winners are selected through audition by a panel of judges and receive a $200-per-term tuition remission to apply toward private study on that instrument at the Conservatory for the following academic year.
TEEN VOICE COMPETITION
Tracey Chebra, Coordinator
In the spring term, Conservatory high school students who are taking private voice lessons or are in the Westminster Community Chorus or Young Artist Program are invited, based on a recommendation from their teacher, to participate in the annual Teen Voice Competition. The winners receive gift certificates for the Westminster Choir College bookstore and the opportunity to perform in a recital the day following the competition.
WESTMINSTER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN PIANO PEDAGOGY
Lillian Livingston, Director
This professional certificate program is for piano teachers wishing to improve their musical skills, enhance their credentials, and expand their professional development. The program is geared to adults who currently have a private studio or would like to return to teaching. Classes and individual instruction are combined in the essential areas of repertoire, musicianship skills, and performance. The program meets weekly on Monday and Wednesday mornings during the academic year and is taught by nationally renowned faculty who provide creative, new ideas and approaches to teaching through stimulating peer-to-peer conversation.