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Call for Participants: Join in a Monstrous Concert

Published: September 18, 2019 | Author: Ashley H Pollock | Category: Arts

2018 Piano Monster Concert ParticipantsSouthern Utah University’s Department of Music is searching for pianists of all levels of experience and all age groups to be a part of this monstrous Piano Monster Concert. This concert will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater.

Anthony Malachowski, SUU piano student, says, “The Piano Monster Concert is important because it’s a great opportunity for pianists of all ages to get experience performing onstage.”

There will be multiple Steinway and Boston grand pianos on the stage. Two or three pianists at each piano will perform piano ensemble music in groups that are divided according to their age and ability. Rehearsals will be held during the weeks leading up to the concert. Attendance at these rehearsals is encouraged but not required.

Of the concert, Maia Wimmer, SUU student, shares, “It gives children a low pressure opportunity to perform and share their talents with their peers and their teachers and their families.”

Registration for this event is $5 per person. There will be a charge of $5 to $15 to purchase music (available through Cedar City Music or The Music Store in St. George or online). Dress rehearsal will be Monday, December 2, 2019. Those interested in performing must register by October 18. Late registrations will be accepted if space is available in any of the groups. Registered participants can play in as many groups as they are interested in with no extra fee. Teachers are welcome to play with any group.

Each performer at the concert will be given two complimentary tickets to the final concert. Tickets for adults will be $6 and for youth will be $3. Admission is free for SUU faculty/staff (and one guest) and students with a current ID.

Join this monstrous piano concert as it takes over the stage of Cedar City’s Heritage Center Theater. For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/music/monsterconcert.html.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 700 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

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Contact Information:

Ashley H Pollock, Public Relations & Information Coordinator
(435) 865-8667
pollocka@suu.edu