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School of Music Piano Pedagogy Lab School

2013-2014 Year of Collaboration

We are please to announce a year of collaborative piano emphasis in the PPLS! While all our students will be guided in their solo education by our teachers, we will also be teaching and arranging opportunities for our students to participate in duets and trios with their peers. There is a large amount of excellent educational piano music for students of every playing proficiency, and we are delighted to be able to train our students in the different skills necessary to collaborate with other musicians.

PPLS Performance Events

November 23

Fall Recital, 2:00 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall

April 19

Collaborative Masterclass with Dr. Karen Savage, KCH

April 26

Spring Recital, 2:00 p.m., KCH

Collaborative Masterclass

Karen Savage completed masters and doctoral degrees in collaborative piano at The Juilliard School under full scholarship. She also holds a masters degree in piano performance from Juilliard, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria, and performance diplomas from the Victoria and Toronto conservatories. Her major teachers include Yoheved Kaplinsky, Jonathan Feldman, Samuel Sanders, Margo Garrett, Robin Wood, Winifred Wood, and Edward Parker. She was the graduate teaching assistant in Juilliard’s Collaborate Piano department, as well as the studio pianist for Heidi Castleman at Juilliard, the Aspen Music Festival, and Perlman Music Program.

Currently Assistant Professor at Washington State University’s School of Music, she teaches piano and chamber music and coordinates accompanying. Her piano students have been medalists at regional and state competitions. Committed to education, Karen Savage has adjudicated and given workshops for Music Teachers National Association events in Alaska, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and throughout Washington.

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Karen Savage
Karen Savage