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Piano Monster Brings Music and Opportunity to Cedar City Stage

Published: November 26, 2019 | Author: Ashley H Pollock | Category: Arts

Young, local piano student and teacher, Mary Anne AndersenThe Department of Music at SUU, along with over 100 piano students from the area, take the stage for the annual Piano Monster Concert on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for alumni with a card, $3 for youth. SUU faculty and staff (and a guest) and students are free with a current ID.

Patrice Hunt, piano teacher from St. George, Utah, shares, “My students have been involved in the Piano Monster Concert off and on for the past five years. I think this year shows how much my students love participating in the concert with 18 of my 26 students performing. This concert is a wonderful tool for helping students learn to follow a director, learn their music well, have the fun of working with so many other students who are learning the same piece, and have such a great venue to perform in! They can't believe there will be nine grand pianos on one stage.”

Piano players with skill levels ranging from Beginner through Advanced will take the stage to perform this monstrous concert. Participants have been practicing for months to prepare to be concert ready. Multiple Steinway and Boston grand pianos will be on stage. Two or three pianists at each piano will be performing piano ensemble music in groups that are divided according to their age and ability.

Hunt goes on to say, “Everyone should attend this evening of fun and enjoyable music. All 18 of my students and I are dressing up all in black with sunglasses because our piece is called ‘Agent 003’. It's a really jazzy, syncopated piece that is fun to listen to and watch. That is just one of the numbers being performed. It will be great night out!”

Celebrate the magnitude of the Piano Monster Concert on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7 p.m. 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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