From the Artist Bench with Hannah Creviston (01/28/2022)

Voices Silenced: Piano Music of Composers Killed in the Holocaust

Schumann: Mazurka, Op 6, No. 3

Schumann-Mazurka

Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Le Sommeil de l'Enfant (Berceuse), Op. 35 by Teresa Carreño Prelude Op. 29, No. 6 by Frederic Chopin Abschied von Rom by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Humming Song Op. 68, No. 3 by Robert Schumann Mazurka Op. 39, No...

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Voices Silenced: Piano Music by Composers Killed in the Holocaust

Last year, I went through a bit of an existential crisis —feeling like I wasn't making enough of a difference, questioning what I as a music teacher and performer could do to lessen the hate in the world. During this internal struggle, I had the opportunity to hear Eva Schloss speak. Ms. Schloss is a Holocaust survivor who also happens to be the po...

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More Than Notes: Teaching Musicality Through Movement

What is musicality? Who has it and can it be taught? According to noted music educator and researcher Edwin Gordon, "Everyone has some level of music aptitude, is musical, and can learn to listen to and perform music with some degree of success."1 However, most people do not reach their full musical pote...

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