a meeting at which a group of people engage in intensive discussion and activity on a particular subject or project.

present a performance, using intensive group discussion and improvisation in order to explore aspects of the production before formal staging.


Masterclass w/ Mark Salman, piano
Saturday, February 3 @ 6:45 PM & Saturday, May 19 time TBA

Free and open to the public

Mr. Salman's performances have taken him to Europe, Asia, Canada and throughout the United States. He has performed in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, has been the subject of profiles in The New York Times and has been featured in numerous radio and television broadcasts in the U.S. and in China. His account of his meetings with and playing for Vladimir Horowitz appears in David Dubal's book, Evenings with Horowitz. Mr. Salman is a co-founder of the Delmarva Piano Festival in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, which recently completed its fourteenth season. Recent performances have included his debut at the Newport Music Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, an eight recital series devoted to the works of Franz Liszt, and three recitals featuring Schubert's final three sonatas this past season. He also recently performed a complete cycle of Beethoven's five piano concertos and Choral Fantasy this October with Orchestra Seattle. Mr. Salman is a Steinway artist.

Mr. Salman is a native of Connecticut, where he began his studies at the age of eight and made his recital debut at eleven. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he studied with Richard Fabre and Josef Raieff. He previously attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for two years, where he concentrated on chamber music and composition, studying with the noted composer, John Harbison.

Breathing for Performance and Practice with Henry Lu, PT
Sunday, April 29
Recital Hall, Music Center of the Northwest

Free and open to the public

Henry will talk about vision and breathing techniques for relaxed performances.  Instrumentalists besides pianists are welcome too; he has some interesting insights into vision with asymmetrical instruments, and of course breathing and posture are issues for everyone. 

Henry will tailor his presentations to varying ages and levels (1:00 PM Elementary, 2:00 PM Intermediate, and 3:00 PM Advanced)




Puget Sound Chamber Music Workshop
July 9 - 14, 2018

Seattle Pacific University

The Puget Sound Chamber Music Workshop is an intense week of learning and music making with a diverse group of interesting, friendly people. Coaching/rehearsal sessions with specific music assignments are an integral part of the daytime schedule. Participant musicales are presented in an informal, supportive environment. 

A low faculty/participant ratio, limited enrollment, and assignments with varied personnel and instrumentation assure a week of special experiences and warm camaraderie. Our coaches are professionals with a strong chamber music background and a love for teaching.

Check back in 2018 for registration details!