1pm - 3pm
Bring whatever piano repertoire you are working on! We will discuss music interpretation, style, performance practice and how to best hone your own musical voice. Come and be ready to be immersed in an in-depth learning experience and bring your performance to a new level.
Maximum Number of Students: 3
Submitted pieces can be of any repertoire.
Westminster Choir College
Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, Professor and Head of the Piano Division at Westminster Choir College 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 State and National MTNA Conferences, National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy, and other prestigious conferences and festivals. Professor Clarfield has written 23 books published by Alfred Publishing Co. and is the subject of a documentary entitled: Take a Bow: the Ingrid Clarfield Story.
In 2006, Professor Clarfield was named MTNA Foundation Fellow and in 2009 was the 1st recipient of the NJMTA Teacher of the Year award. In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious MTNA Teacher of the Year and in 2015 she received the NCKP Lifetime Achievement Award. She received the first Jacobs Music Steinway Al C. Rinaldi Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. In 2018, the Music Educators Association of NJ also awarded her their Lifetime Achievement Award. Professor Clarfield was inducted into the first
Steinway and Sons Teachers Hall of Fame in 2019.
Clarfield maintains a private studio where her pre-college students have won hundreds of 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. 19 of her students have won the MTNA Competition at the State Level, with 7 having won the Eastern Division progressing to the National