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Webinar Registration for "From OK to WOW: Making Competent Performances Exceptional"

Join The Frances Clark Center and Ingrid Clarfield  on 
Wednesday, December 11, at 11:00am.

From OK to WOW: Making Competent Performances Exceptional

With more than 50 years of teaching experience, Professor Ingrid Clarfield will share her pedagogical insights into turning ordinary performances into an extraordinary performances that will emotionally move and impress.

In this webinar, Professor Clarfield will explore the essential elements which should be incorporated into our teaching beyond the correct notes, rhythms, and other basic details in the score. Demonstration, video, as well as live student demonstrations will reveal how to teach these essential artistic elements. The session will include repertoire at all levels and will address such issues as rubato, voicing, pedaling, choreography, and characterization.

​Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, Professor and Head of the Piano Division at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, is a nationally recognized performer, clinician, and author. She has presented workshops, lecture-recitals, and master classes in over 150 cities in 40 states across North America, including many presentations at State and National MTNA Conferences and other prestigious conferences and festivals. Professor Clarfield has written 22 books published by Alfred Publishing Co. She is the subject of a documentary entitled: Take a Bow: the Ingrid Clarfield Story.​ 

In 2006, Professor Clarfield was named an MTNA Foundation Fellow. In 2009, she was the 1st recipient of the NJMTA Teacher of the Year award, and in 2012, she was awarded the prestigious MTNA Teacher of the Year. In 2015, she received the NCKP Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2017, she received the first Jacobs Music Steinway Al C. Rinaldi Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018, the Music Educators Association of NJ also awarded her their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Clarfield maintains a private studio where her pre-college students have won numerous awards in state, national, and international competitions resulting in performances in such venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Kennedy Center ,Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, and concert halls in Beijing. 18 of her students have won the MTNA Competition at the State Level, with 7 having won the Eastern Division progressing to the National Finals. One student, Damien Dixon, was the First Prize National Winner.

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