• November/December 2018 issue

    November/December 2018 issue

    Exploring the Life and Music of Florence Price

    A child prodigy in music from Arkansas, Florence Price scaled the fence of segregation, and soared beyond its limits.
    Price was an unsung hero at times, but her talent triumphed, and now, her music is enjoying a resurgence.
    by Linda Holzer

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  • November/December 2018 issue

    November/December 2018 issue

    Celebrating Leonard Bernstein at 100

    An exploration of his solo piano works
    by Andrew Cooperstock

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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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    RCM Theory Apps

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Technical Routines for Busy Teachers

Technical Routines for Busy Teachers

If you missed our most recent webinar with Marvin Blickenstaff, click here to access the archives. Sonata and Concerto subscribers can access our previous webinars here too.

Gone are the days when we practiced three or four hours daily in preparation for our senior recital or other performances. When we illustrate even rather simple passages or technical routines for our students, we often feel that we are not in the technical shape we once had accomplished. There are, however, basic routines that can help us maintain a fluent technique, even without those four hours of daily practice. A routine for busy teachers will be discussed and illustrated.

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Teaching Foundational Technique: Finger Independence

Teaching Foundational Technique: Finger Independence

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 addresses the question of finger independence.

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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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