Concert for summer piano camp

University of Redlands summer piano camp
and MTNA (Music Teachers’ National Association)


Contact: Director James Ramos
Phone: (909) 255-1733

The University of Redlands Summer Piano Camp invites the community to attend a benefit concert featuring University of Redlands faculty and Piano Camp faculty. The 4 p.m. concert will be held on Sunday, Jan. 30 in the Frederick Lowe Performance Hall of Watchorn Hall at the University of Redlands.

The proceeds of the concert will benefit the University’s Summer Piano Camp Scholarship Fund. This event is being held in association with the Music Teacher National Association sponsored “Year of Collaborative Music.”

Staying in theme with the “Year of Collaborative Music,” this concert focuses solely on collaborative music making. Performers will include Erika and James Ramos, Julie Johnson, Sunja Kim, Angelica Prodan, Lara Urrutia, and - fresh from their first place win at the United States International Duo Piano Competition - Blanc Et Noir (Diana Muñoz and Jina Silva).

Composers to be featured include William Bolcom, Antonin Dvorak, Manuel Infante, Franz Schubert and Witold Lutoslawski.

About the Summer Piano Camp:

The fourth annual Summer Piano Camp will take place July 25 through August 5, 2011 at the University of Redlands. The money raised from the concert will help to provide scholarships to deserving students who wish to attend the camp.

The University of Redlands Summer Piano Camp is a leading music program focused on developing the whole musician through a comprehensive curriculum and focus on collaboration and creative music making in a fun and stimulating environment. In contrast to primarily providing solo instruction and structured practice time, the University of Redlands Summer Piano Camp instead is based on enriching students through courses from the wide spectrum of music education, such as music theory, composition, improvisation, music history, and ensemble skills.

Students all participate in an ensemble of anywhere from 2 to 11 pianists, often involving more than one piano. In addition, they have the opportunity to participate in other unique class offerings which change yearly, including explorations examining music and its relation to art, drama, and even multimedia. A final concert showcases the students’ summer efforts, including a documentary which is primarily filmed by the students.

For more information on the Summer Piano Camp, please visit or visit the group on Facebook.

About the Music Teachers’ National Association:
MTNA is embarking on a celebration focused on collaborative music making—the Year of Collaborative Music (YCM). The Year of Collaborative Music will celebrate the importance of collaborative music making in society and in the profession worldwide. Begun by collaborative pianists within MTNA and led by significant national and international music associations, YCM will promote the diversity of ensemble playing opportunities available to musicians of all ages and skill levels. For this project, collaborative music is defined broadly as any activity involving two or more musicians, particularly one-on-a-part, non-conducted ensembles.

For more information regarding the MTNA and its programs, please visit

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