Piano Track

Faculty | Schedule 


Two options are available in the piano track:

  • Beginning Piano - For those participants who want to learn piano and have not had the opportunity prior to the 2014 festival.
  • Experienced Pianists - Participants may study solo, duet, and chamber literature while advancing colloboration skills.

Daily Festival Activities Include:

  • 30 Minute Private Piano Lesson
  • 30 Minute Piano Duet/Ensemble and/or  Chamber Ensemble Coaching
  • Practice Time
  • Music Theory – 2 sections
  • Music Understanding (Music Listening and Appreciation) – 2 sections
  • Evening Activities – Performances and Entertainment


Timothy ShookDr. Tim Shook, piano, festival dean. Dr. Shook is chair of the Division of Performing Arts at Southwestern College and operates a large independent piano studio in Wichita. He has coached several state winners of the KMTA Honors Auditions, serves on the MTNA board of directors, and is past president of KMTA. He co-chaired the designing of Music Progressions, a non-competitive syllabus of independent music study, for KMTA. Shook has presented workshops for piano teachers throughout the Midwest, as well as in New York City, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Piano Track Schedule 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014 schedule

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Festival Move-in
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Counselors, SC Ambassadors, CIT’s and Participants – Intro to Festival
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Pianists! Getting to know one another
“What?!......Practicing can be Fun?”

  • Technology: Sequencing, layering, creating your own symphonic performance.  Experience the Yamaha Clavinova CVP605 and the technology it offers.  
  • The Richardson Performing Arts Center Reuter Organ and Organ Crawl (see the pipes in the chambers)
  • Harpsichord
  • Improvisation with ease
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner – Welcome Center
6:30pm - 8:30 pm Ambassador Team Building Exercise
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm Review of Dorm Procedures/Evening Activity
11:00 pm

Lights Out!

Tuesday, June 10 - Friday, June 13th

7:30 am – 7:55 am Breakfast - Dining Hall
8:00 am - 9:55 am

Track Time

  • Beginning Piano
  • Experienced Pianists: Piano ensemble, Keyboard Technology, Practicing, Keyboard Theory
10:00 am - 10:55 am Private Lessons, Chamber Ensemble, Elective
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Electives/ All-Festival Band Rehearsal
12:20 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Showcase and Masterclass Time
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Electives/ All-Festival Orchestra Rehearsal
3:35 pm - 5:30 pm

Track Time

  • Beginning Piano Class
  • Experienced Pianists: Piano Ensemble, Keyboard Technology, Practicing, Keyboard Theory
5:35 pm - 6:00 pm Dinner
6:05 pm - 7:20 pm All-Festival Choir Rehearsal
7:25 pm - 8:30 pm Various All-Festival Events
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Evening Activity 
10:30 pm Lights Out!

Saturday, June 14th


8:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:00 am Final Rehearsals
11:00 am Refreshments - Roy L. Smith Student Center Lobby
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Check Out (in phases)
1:00 pm Vocal Solos - Richardson PAC
Jazz Combo - Deets Library
Chamber ensembles and piano performances - Messenger Recital Hall
1:40 pm Vocal ensembles - Richardson PAC
Chamber ensembles and piano performances - Messenger Recital Hall
Composition Debut - Darbeth Listening Lab
Jazz Combos - Deets Library
2:20 pm Chamber ensembles and piano performances - Messenger Recital Hall
Composition Debut - Darbeth Listening Lab
3:15 pm Orchestra Concert - Richardson PAC
4:15 pm Choir Concert - Richardson PAC
5:15 pm Banquet - Roy L. Smith Student Center


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