Cassa Adult Piano: A source of musical inspiration 

Cassa Adult Piano takes place in July and is for pianists over the age of 18. During the three-day event participants explore a wide range of piano playing styles and techniques in preparation for ensemble and solo repertoire performances. Cassa Adult Piano also features classes in interpretation, memorization, musical style, and technique. There are also sessions dealing with ways to overcome performance anxiety. 


While it is required that participants have some background knowledge and ability, the camp welcomes individuals at a variety of skill levels in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Participants in Cassa Adult Piano consistently praise the encouragement they receive from the exceptional clinicians and instructors. Their patience and ongoing support is a key factor in the success of the camp. Many participants have also pointed out that during their time at Cassa Adult Piano they have been highly motivated to move out of their normal comfort zone. The very supportive environment and peer group inspires musicians at many different levels of ability to recognize both their strengths and weaknesses and in many cases inspire them to overachieve.


This year our clinician is Edwin Gnandt. With a career that has extended over 30 years, he has enjoyed a varied collaborative life in music. Performances have taken him to major centers such as St. Petersburg, Russia, Edinburgh, Scotland, New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, Indianapolis, Des Moines, Sioux Falls, Lincoln, University of Wisconsin, Grand Rapids, Denver, Charlottetown, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Brandon, Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Penticton, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat. 


Recent presentations at international conferences include the Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities (HICAH), the International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference (IJAS) in Barcelona, Spain and in 2016, the IJAS Conference in Venice, Italy. His piano students have gone on to graduate studies at various prestigious institutions including Juilliard School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Westminster Choir College, McGill University, University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa.


Further details and registration are available at https://www.cassamusicalarts.com/programs/apc.html


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