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Piano Performance Workshop

June 25- June 30, 2023

Designed for the serious adult student with the desire to improve or refresh knowledge and performance skills, this workshop will develop your piano performance skills at intermediate and advanced levels. You will work with professional piano instructors who are also performing artists. Students will learn music theory and take private lessons and Master Classes, with plenty of time set aside for practice.

Your workshop will begin with Orientation on Sunday afternoon, followed by a faculty recital on Sunday evening. Classes and lessons will begin on Monday, continuing throughout the week. Your experience will conclude with a performance recital open to the public in the beautiful Lowman Concert Hall; students will be expected to perform, but it is not required.

In Partnership with the California Piano Performance Workshop for Adults.

Dr. Douglas Ashcraft has performed to acclaim in recitals and concerts throughout the US and Europe. He began his formal training as a student of Aldo Mancinelli. Graduate work with John Perry followed at USC. An active chamber musician, he has performed in recitals at the Concertgebeouw, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Wigmore Hall. His performing career has included radio broadcasts on New York’s WQXR and live chamber music recitals on KKGO, KMZT and KUSC in Los Angeles, and BBC Radio 3 in London.

Antoinette K. Perry has appeared throughout the US, Europe and China as a soloist and chamber musician, collaborating with many of the world’s greatest artists. Distinguishing herself also as a pedagogue, she served for 12 years on the UCLA piano faculty before joining the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music in 1996. She frequently gives master classes and serves as an adjudicator. Former students are enjoying successful careers as performers and pedagogues throughout the US and Asia. 

Dr. William Wellborn is the recipient of the CAPMT 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, and he is also the 2019 MTNA Foundation Fellow. He has given concerts, lectures and masterclasses throughout the US and Europe, and has directed seventeen European musical tours, including this year’s Chopintour 2020. Bill is on the national board of the American Liszt Society, and founding president of the San Francisco Chapter.  A faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1989, he teaches piano in the Pre-College division, and Piano Pedagogy in the Collegiate division. His students frequently win top prizes in state, national, and international piano competitions.

Faculty: Doug Ashcraft, Antoinette K. Perry, & William Wellborn

Dates: June 25- July 1 (Begins Sunday, June 25 at 3 pm and ends in the afternoon on Saturday, July 1).

Tuition: $1,365

Tuition, room and board: $2,210

Lab Fee: $30

Skill Level: Pianists age 25 or over at an intermediate to advanced level (amateurs and professionals). You will submit a list of performance-ready repertoire.

Enrollment limited to 10 students


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