• 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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Teaching Foundational Technique: Scales, Part 1

Teaching Foundational Technique: Scales, Part 1

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 unpacks his approach to teaching scales.

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Motivation, Mindset, and Grit: Fostering a Culture of Excellence

Motivation, Mindset, and Grit: Fostering a Culture of Excellence

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

Do you believe your students are achieving their personal best? Do you sense a lack of motivation and meaningful engagement among your students? This session will distill a rather significant body of motivation theory and research and will present robust strategies that can be used to foster a culture of excellence and inspire joyful and purposeful music making in your studios.

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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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