Welcome!



Temple University is the official home of
The Dorothy Taubman Seminar in the United States



Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Seminar. This year, with much joy and gratitude, we would like to welcome the stellar group of guest artists and collaborators listed below. They are all at the top of their fields, and are in great demand nationally and internationally. It is an honor to have them join us this summer.

The 2017 Dorothy Taubman Seminar
at Temple University
will be held
May 22-27, 2017

The 10th Anniversary edition of the Taubman Seminar will be a spectacular one and it will include a magnificent diverse group of collaborators of national and international prominence. We are thrilled to announce that Michael Gurt, who could not come last year because of the arrival of his new baby girl, will return this year. Mr. Gurt will be the featured artist for the opening Gala Recital, a free event that is open to the public as a courtesy to the Philadelphia community! For first time at the Seminar, he will conduct a highly anticipated master class.

Hugh Sung, a much sought after performer, lecturer and former faculty of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, will present a session on the use of technology to assist with Piano Pedagogy. Dr. Joyce Lindorff, Professor of Harpsichord and Piano at Temple University as well as a prolific recording artist and scholar will perform a lecture Recital on the Partitas by J. S. Bach. Anne Johnson, Philadelphia’s leading authority on the Alexander Technique will involve the participants in an interactive session. Rena Margolis, who is listed in the International Hall of Fame for her Tandem therapy healing skills, will co-present with Professor Maria Del Pico Taylor a session on the validity of the Taubman Technique for healthy performing. Maria Hubler will conduct enlightening sections on how to apply the Taubman Technique to standard repertoire towards children as well as to the Suzuki approach.

On Saturday, the Grammy Award Winner Dr. Angelin Chang will present her brilliant master class on a traditional repertoire and Maria Taylor will conduct a master class on Spanish Piano Music.

Traditionally, the Taubman Seminar introduces new features every year. This year’s feature will be the addition of a session for strings to be conducted by two very well respected cellists: Jeffrey Solow and Steve Kramer. Mr. Solow is a legendary cello Professor at Temple University as well as an international performer, adjucator. He will present a session on the Application of the Taubman Principals to Cello Technique. Mr. Kramer – from Denmark - is a graduate of the Menuhin School and an international artist who is rapidly gaining recognition as an excellent performer/teacher. He will lead a Chamber Music Master Class for Piano and Strings.

We cannot wait to greet our old friends and to meet new ones. The successful "observer" category will be continued. Please keep in mind that the Seminar accepts a maximum of 24 students for maximum in depth learning. Please register ASAP to secure a spot in this "one of a kind" musical experience.

Participating Faculty

Maria del Pico Taylor Maria Botelho Hubler Angelin Chang
Maria del Pico Taylor
Seminar Director
Maria Botelho Hubler
Seminar Assistant Director
Dr. Angelin Chang
Seminar Faculty


Executive Assistant

Silvanio Reis
Silvanio Reis
Executive Assistant, Faculty-in-training


Guest Artists

MichaelGurtMichael Gurt is Professor and Keyboard Division Chair at Louisiana State University. He serves as head of the piano department at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and has served as Piano Chairman of the Louisiana Music Teachers Association. He has also taught at two seminars held at Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan. Mr. Gurt will perform at the "Gala Opening Concert" on May 22 at 7:00 pm and will also present a "Master Class" on May 23 at 12:30 pm.




Hugh Sung Hugh Sung is a pianist, entrepreneur, techie and author. Hugh served as the Director of Student Recitals and Instrumental Accompaniment at The Curtis Institute of Music for 19 years, co-founded the music tech company AirTurn, teaches over 300 students worldwide through his online piano school at ArtistWorks, and currently serves as Director of Institutional Solutions for Cunningham Piano Co. Mr. Sung will present a workshop on "Technology to Enhance Piano Pedagogy" on May 22 at 12:30 pm.




Jeffrey Solow Jeffrey Solow has performed throughout the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia as recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. His editions are published by Breitkopf, Peters, International Music Company, and Henle and he has received two Grammy Award nominations. He is professor of cello at Temple University, past president of the American String Teachers Association, and president of the Violoncello Society, Inc. of New York. Mr. Solow will present a workshop on "The Application of the Taubman Principals to Cello Technique" on May 24 at 12:30 pm.




Steve Krameer Steve Kramer started playing the violin with his grandfather, Vladimir Yeshayavitch Novak. Picking up the cello at age five continuing his studies with Erling Blondal Bengtsson further developing his musicianship under the supervision of violinist Yehudi Menuhin and pianist and composer Peter Norris, at the Yehudi Menuhin School in London; cellist Karine Georgian at the Hochschule fur Musik-Detmold in Germany and by cellist Boris Pergamentshikov in Berlin, Germany, and cellist Alexander Sinelnikov in Jerusalem, Israel. Mr. Kramer will present a workshop on "Chamber Music Master Class for Piano and Strings" on May 24 at 1:30 pm.



Joyce Lindorff Dr. Joyce Lindorff has performed worldwide to rave reviews on historical keyboards. A graduate of The Juilliard School, University of Southern California and Sarah Lawrence College, she received solo recitalist awards from the NEA and Pro Musicis Foundation. Her premiere recordings include music of Poglietti, Pedrini, and the Harpsichord Miscellany. This is her 20th year on the Boyer College piano faculty. Dr. Lindorff will present a workshop on "Performing the Keyboard Suites of J. S. Bach" on May 25 at 12:30 pm.




Anne JohnsonAnne Johnson is a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique and a Registered Movement Educator since 1995. She is also a practicing artist having received a B.F.A. in painting from American University in 1983. Ms. Johnson will present a workshop on "The Alexander Technique: Embodying Expressive Potential in Practicing and Performing" on May 26 at 12:30 pm.





Rena Margulis Rena Margulis developed Tandem PointSM Therapy, a cutting-edge pain treatment that integrates Chinese acupressure with trigger point therapy, fascial release, and stretching. Among her clinical specialties is the treatment of pain patterns suffered by professional musicians and music students: she counts numerous professional classical performance artists, both concert soloists and Orchestra musicians, as members of her Cherry Hill, NJ practice. Ms. Margulis will present a workshop on "Tandem Point Therapy" on May 26 at 1:30 pm.



Special Event

This year’s new feature will be the addition of a session for strings to be conducted by Jeffrey Solow, legendary cello Professor from Temple University, international performer, adjudicator and writer and Steve Kramer, from Denmark, a graduate of the Menuhin School and an international artist who is rapidly gaining recognition as an excellent performer and teacher.

Schedule

Monday, May 22
  9:00 am - 10:00 am

  10:00 am - 11:00 am
  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  12:30 pm -  2:30 pm
  7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 23
  9:00 am - 10:00 am
  10:00 am - 11:00 am
  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  12:30 pm -  2:30 pm

Wednesday, May 24
  9:00 am - 10:00 am
  10:00 am - 11:00 am
  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  12:30 pm -  1:30 pm

  1:30 pm -  2:30 pm


Thursday, May 25
  9:00 am -  9:45 am
  9:45 am - 10:45 am
  10:45 am - 12:00 pm

  12:30 pm -  2:30 pm


Friday, May 26
  9:45 am - 10:45 am
  10:45 am - 12:00 pm

  12:30 pm -  1:30 pm


  1:30 pm -  2:30 pm

Saturday, May 27
 10:00 am - 11:00 am
 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 12:00 pm -  1:00 pm


"Introduction to the Taubman Technique and Single Rotation"
"Hands-On sessions"
"Double Rotation"
Lunch (on your own)
Hugh Sung - "Technology to Enhance Piano Pedagogy"
Michael Gurt - "Gala Opening Concert"


"Double Rotation Hands On"
"In and Out"
"Hands On sessions"
Lunch (on your own)
Michael Gurt - "Master Class"


"The Walking Arm"
"Hands On sessions"
"Review Rotation and In and Out", participants play examples
Lunch (on your own)
Jeffrey Solow, Cellist - "The Application of the Taubman Principals to Cello Technique"
Steve Kramer, Cellist - "Chamber Music Master Class for Piano and Strings"


"Grouping"
"Hands On sessions"
"How to introduce a child to the Taubman Technique with traditional and Suzuki repertoire"
Dr. Joyce Lindorff - "Performing the Keyboard Suites of J. S. Bach" (Lecture Recital)


"Hands On sessions"
"Applying the Taubman Technique to standard repertoire for children"
Anne Johnson - "The Alexander Technique: Embodying Expressive Potential in Practicing and Performing" - Interactive Session
Rena Margulis - "Tandem Point Therapy"


Dr. Angelin Chang - "Master Class"
Professor Maria Taylor - "Piano Spanish Music - Master Class"
Participants Performance - Play a passage of your choice to demonstrate a particular principle learned



Registration

Registration is limited to 24 students. Registration is neither final nor complete until full payment is received. Only a fully paid registration guarantees you a spot in the Seminar. All fees, including the registration fee are due upon registration and are non-refundable. There is a $50 late registration fee for any payments received after May 5, 2017. Due to the tremendous interest in this work, we recommend that you register ASAP.

COST: Registration - $45, Tuition - $595, Observer - $195, Class Notes - $10, All fees are non-refundable.

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

Accommodations are available at Morgan Hall, the new 17-story high rise on Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore, ½ block from Rock Hall. Apartments have 2 to 4 bedrooms, kitchenette, private bathroom, and air conditioning. The cost of single occupancy for six nights (5/22 - 5/27) is $342 + $20/week and the cost of double occupancy is $294 + $20 linens/week. Overnight parking must be arranged in advanace. For a virtual tour of Morgan Hall CLICK HERE .

This is a University Course and can be taken for graduate or undergraduate credit. Full 6 days attendance is required. For more information and to register for credit, contact Dean David Brown at 215 204-8392. Registration deadline is May 5, 2017.

For more information please contact Professor Maria del Pico Taylor at Mariat264Maria02@gmail.com or TaubmanSeminar@gmail.com.

Rock Hall, Temple University
1715 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

The Dorothy Taubman Seminar gratefully appreciates our sponsors

       

2017 Seminar Brochure


Completed Events


The 2016 Dorothy Taubman Seminar
at Temple University
will be held
May 23-28, 2016

This year we partnered with the Philadelphia Music Teachers organization in order to invite two precollege students to play in the Seminar's master classes. A nine year old boy will be participating in Yoheved Kaplinsky's master class on Wednesday May 25 at 12:30 pm and a seventeen year old girl will be performing in Daniel Epstein master class on Monday May 23 at 12:30 pm. Members of the Philadelphia Teacher Organization are invited to attend the two master classes as well as the GALA RECITAL featuring the formidable English pianist Ian Hobson on Friday May 27 at 7:30 pm as our guests. All the events will take place in Rock Hall.

The category of OBSERVER which was very successful last year will be available again this year.

Participating Faculty

Maria del Pico Taylor Maria Botelho Hubler Angelin Chang
Maria del Pico Taylor
Director
Maria Botelho Hubler
Assistant Director
Angelin Chang
Seminar Faculty


Executive Assistant

Silvanio Reis
Silvanio Reis


Guest Artists

Yoheved Kaplinsky

Yoheved Kaplinsky - Chairman of the Keyboard Department and the Preparatory Division at the Juilliard School in New York City, Professor at the former Institute of Piano at Amherst, MA, international performer and clinician. Ms. Kaplinsky will present a Master Class on May 25 at 12:30 pm.


Daniel Epstein

Daniel Epstein - Professor of Piano at the Manhattan School of Music and at Rutgers University, founder of the award winning Raphael Trio, studied with Dorothy Taubman, international performer, recording artist and guest clinician. Mr. Epstein will present a Master Class on May 23 at 12:30 pm.



Gail Berenson

Gail Berenson - Professor Emerita of Piano at Ohio University, Athens, former President of MTNA, recognized authority on Music Medicine, sought-after clinician for all major national/international music organizations. Ms. Berenson will present a workshop on May 24 at 12:30 pm.


Ian Hobson

Ian Hobson - Professor of Piano at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, recitals and performances with major orchestras worldwide, recorded complete works of Chopin, Brahms and others. Mr. Hobson will be the Gala concert performer on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 pm.


Presenting Physicians

Dr. Ronald Feinberg

Dr. Ronald D. Feinberg, D.C., R.C.R.D. - Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic, a Recognized Chiropractic Rehabilitation Doctor (RCRD), and a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.




Dr. Anathony Bazzan

Dr. Anthony J. Bazzan, MD, FACN, ABIHM - Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, Director of the Functional & Wellness Sciences Institute, PC in Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania, attending physician at the Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Associate Clinical Member at the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center.


Whats New?

New feature for the 2016 Taubman Seminar Master Classes

The Taubman Seminar wishes to invite the membership of the local teachers associations to attend, as our guests, the master classes of Daniel Epstein and Yoheved Kaplinsky.

One of the four participants in each master class will be a young student who studies with a local Philadelphia music teacher. The participating young students will be Emily Frederick and Nathan Jiang.

Emily Frederick

Emily Frederick is a 17 years old junior in high school and has studied piano since the age of eight. Miss Frederick will be playing "Estampes" by Claude Debussy in Professor Epstein’s master class on Monday, May 23 at 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. in Rock Hall.



Yu Xi Wang

Emily's teacher is Dr. Yu Xi Wang. Dr. Wang holds BM to DMA degrees from The Juilliard School and teaches Keyboard Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music.




Nathan Jiang

Nathan Jiang is ten years old and began studying piano at the age of four. He is currently a student of Joy Miller Kiszely at the Main Line Conservatory of Music in Ardmore, PA. Last February Nathan won first place in the concerto division of the New Jersey Young Pianist competition, and performed Mozart Concerto K. 450, III with the Plainfield Symphony on February 21, 2016. Nathan will be playing Beethoven, Concerto No. 3, Op. 27, III Rondo, Allegro in Professor Kaplinsky’s master class on Wednesday, May 25 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. in Rock Hall.

Joy Miller Kiszely

Joy Miller Kiszely received her musical training both in the U.S. and in Europe at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Mrs. Kiszely has produced a steady stream of winners in competitions, the latest being four young pianists who played with orchestra in Russia. She also had master classes at the Moscow Conservatory with faculty members Slesarev, Ovchinnikov, and Plotnikova.

Special Event

Our very special event will be: "The Validity of the Taubman Approach for the Prevention and Cure of Piano Related Injuries."

Schedule

Monday, May 23
  9:00 am

10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
 
 
 
Tuesday, May 24
  9:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
 
 
 
Wednesday, May 25
  9:00am
10:00 am
11:00 am
 
12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
 
Thursday, May 26
  9:00 am
  9:45 am
10:45 am

11:45 am
12:30 pm
  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 
Friday, May 27
  9:45 am
10:45 am

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm



  7:30 pm
 
Saturday, May 28
  9:30 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


 
Introduction to the Taubman Technique and Single Rotation
"Hands On" sessions
Double Rotatioin
Lunch (on your own)
Daniel Epstein - Master class
Assignment - Practice musical examples from the handout
 
 
Double Rotation Hands On
In and Out
"Hands On" sessions
Lunch (on your own)
Gail Berenson - "Bach to Bartok and Beyond: The Collaboration of Physical Gestures and Sounds Concepts in the Teaching of Style."
 
 
The Walking Arm
"Hands On" sessions
Review Rotation and In and Out, participants play examples
Lunch (on your own)
Yoheved Kaplinsky - Master class
 
 
Grouping
"Hands On" sessions
How to introduce a child to the Taubman Technique with traditional and Suzuki repertoire
Technique Clinic
Lunch
Angelin Chang - "The Piano Music of Olivier Messiaen"
 
 
"Hands On" sessions
Applying the Taubman Technique to standard repertoire for children
Maria del Pico Taylor, Maria Hubler, Dr. Ron Feinberg and Dr. Anthony Bazzan discuss "The Validity of the Taubman Approach for the Prevention and Cure of Piano Related Injuries"
Ian Hobson - Gala Recital
 
 
Review of the basic concepts presented
Angelin Chang - Master class
Graduation
Participants performance - Play a passage of your choice to demonstrate a particular principle learned



Registration

Registration is limited to 24 students. Registration is neither final nor complete until full payment is received. Only a fully paid registration guarantees you a spot in the Seminar. All fees, including the registration fee are due upon registration and are non-refundable. There is a $50 late registration fee for any payments received after May 1, 2016. Due to the tremendous interest in this work, we recommend that you register ASAP.

COST: Registration - $45, Tuition - $595, Observer - $195, Class Notes - $10, All fees are non-refundable.

Accommodations are available at Morgan Hall, the new 17-story high rise on Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore, ½ block from Rock Hall. Apartments have 2 to 4 bedrooms, kitchenette, private bathroom, and air conditioning. The cost of single occupancy for six nights (5/23 - 5/28) is $337 + $19 linens and the cost of double occupancy is $301 + $19 linens. Overnight parking must be arranged in advanace. For a virtual tour of Morgan Hall CLICK HERE .

This is a University Course and can be taken for graduate or undergraduate credit. Full 6 days attendance is required. For more information and to register for credit, contact Dean David Brown at 215 204-8392. Registration deadline is May 1, 2016.

For more information please contact Professor Maria del Pico Taylor at Mariat264@aol.com or TaubmanSeminar@gmail.com.

Rock Hall, Temple University
1715 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

The Dorothy Taubman Seminar gratefully appreciates our sponsors

       

2016 Seminar Brochure


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