• January/February 2019 issue

    January/February 2019 issue

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  • Timeless Teaching Videos

    Timeless Teaching Videos

    View the fourth episode from a 1989 interview with Frances Clark.
    Inspirational segments curated from The Frances Clark Center's rich archives.


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Colors in Debussy Preludes:  A practical how-to exploration of painting with sound

Colors in Debussy Preludes: A practical how-to exploration of painting with sound

Did you catch Spencer Myer's inspiring webinar last week? Sonata and Concerto subscribers can now access the archive. Click here.
Claude Debussy was a master of utilizing the vast color palette of the piano to create vivid pictures in sound. The composer left little question of these intended colors through his detailed and specific markings of dynamics and articulation. This session will explore how we pianists can physically bring these colors to life, addressing such ideas as finger angle, varying speed of attack, and pedaling.

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Teaching Foundational Technique: Scale Routines

Teaching Foundational Technique: Scale Routines

We hope that you have been enjoying our "Timeless Teaching Videos". We are excited to share not only videos from our archives, but also new videos that are full of timeless teaching advice. We recently launched a new series - Teaching Foundational Technique: Mastering the essentials with Marvin Blickenstaff. In this most recent video, Marvin offers a variety of creative ways to practice scales.

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The Elvina Pearce Teacher Education Fund

The Elvina Pearce Teacher Education Fund

The Frances Clark Center is thrilled to announce the generous and transformative gift received from renowned teacher Elvina Truman Pearce. This unprecedented legacy gift has been donated by Mrs. Pearce to advance the mission of the Center through meaningful and high-quality teacher education. Executive Director, Dr. Jennifer Snow expressed, "We are overwhelmed and deeply grateful to Elvina for her extraordinary gift. This exceptional contribution establishes the Elvina Pearce Teacher Education Fund that is dedicated to the highest quality teacher education resources, programs, and courses through the Frances Clark Center. Through her generosity, Elvina continues to support the future development of the profession."

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