2023 Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium
Presentations and lectures with preeminent faculty of the Taubman Approach
Masterclasses with faculty and guest artists
Immersive technique clinics and problem solving sessions
One-on-one work and Q&A sessions
AND SO MUCH MORE!
The Symposium is $525 for 3 days (July 7-9). Early bird is $475, to be paid by June 7, 2023.
Stay tuned for information on Monday, July 10 (additional $100).
Registration deadline: June 23, 2023
Question submission deadline: June 20, 2023
Instructions for submitting questions will be sent upon registration.
Video recording of the Symposium will be available to all registrants after the Symposium is finished. Please allow 1-2 weeks for the video to be available. An email notification will be sent to all registrants when they are ready. Be sure to add golandskyinstitute.org to your spam filter so you receive our emails! Videos will be available for 3 months from posting.
Access to the Festival Evening Concerts is included for Symposium participants.
Cancellation Policy: The fee is refundable upon written request by June 7, 2023. No refunds shall be granted for participants whose request is received after June 7.
Crossing Hands Without Confusion or Catastrophe: To cross over, to cross under, or not to cross at all?
Passages that traverse the keyboard over wide distances sometimes require a quick crossing of the hands. The issue is how to make a rather acrobatic choreography feel reliable and secure. This presentation by John Bloomfield will give you tools for handling challenging passages in the repertoire with confidence and ease.
Waldscenen (Forest Scenes) Op. 82 by Schumann
Waldscenen, Op. 82, was Robert Schumann’s only large-scale piano work written towards the end of his career. Many of the individual pieces in this cycle are an appropriate way for intermediate pianists to transition into more advanced Romantic repertoire. Mary Moran will discuss how the concepts of the Taubman Approach will make these exquisite pieces accessible.
Chopin's Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53 (Heroic)
Robert Durso will discuss the musical and technical issues involved with the performance of this work. He will apply the Taubman Approach for the most effective solutions to common technical challenges used in this beautiful piece.
Stay tuned for the lecture topic presented by Edna Golandsky!
Founder and Artistic Director, Leading Expert
Edna Golandsky is the leading exponent of the Taubman Approach. She has earned wide acclaim throughout the United States and abroad for her extraordinary ability to solve technical problems and for her penetrating musical insight. She received both her bachelor of music and master of music degrees from the Juilliard School, following which she continued her studies with Dorothy Taubman.
Performers and students from around the world come to study, coach, and consult with Ms. Golandsky. A pedagogue of international renown, she has a long- established reputation for the expert diagnosis and treatment of problems such as fatigue, pain, and serious injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, focal dystonia, thoracic outlet syndrome, tennis and golfer’s elbow, and ganglia. She has been a featured speaker at many music medicine conferences. She is also an adjunct professor of piano at the City University of New York (CUNY).
Co-Founder, Senior Director, Faculty Chair, Leading Expert
John Bloomfield is a Kentucky native and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Furman University in Greenville, S.C. An award-winning solo and chamber pianist, he has been broadcast by Public Radio in New England and has been heard on the air in New York under the auspices of Ars Viva. He earned a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and since then has been a long-term student of Dorothy Taubman and Edna Golandsky. He has taught at Adelphi University and in the pre-college division of the Manhattan School of Music. In demand as a clinician and adjudicator around the country, he has lectured at a number of colleges and universities.
Co-Founder, Senior Director, Leading Expert
Robert Durso attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music, obtained his bachelor of music degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and received his master of music degree from Temple University. His principal teachers were Enrica Cavallo-Gulli, Harvey Wedeen, Edna Golandsky, Dorothy Taubman, and Rosalyn Tureck.
Mr. Durso has performed extensively, including appearances at Weill Recital Hall, the Philadelphia Ethical Society, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and in a tour of South Carolina sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. In September 2000, Mr. Durso was invited to Caracas, Venezuela, by the U.S. Embassy to present the work of Dorothy Taubman for the first time in South America.
Co-Founder, Senior Director, Leading Expert
Mary Moran has been on the adjunct faculties of Russell Sage College and Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York, teaching applied piano, music appreciation, and arranging. She has studied the Taubman Approach to Piano Performance since 1977, primarily with Edna Golandsky. She was a faculty member of the Taubman Institute of Piano from 1981 through 2002, and has been recognized for her application of this approach to children’s pedagogy. She has been invited to lecture on technical training for students and give master classes by many music teachers’ organizations in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, and at Portland State University and Williams College.
Stay tuned for the detailed schedule!