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Marian Garcia Piano Competition and Teacher Workshop

January 16-17, 2015

Welcome to Penn State's 2014-15 Marian Garcia Piano Competition and Teacher Workshop!  This year's event will include two piano competitions (one for collegiate students and one for high school students), piano teacher workshops, recitals, and masterclasses presented by Penn State piano faculty members Christopher Guzman, Jose Mendez, and Timothy Shafer. We are delighted that you are considering attending and participating.

Below you will find a tentative itinerary. The final itinerary will be published once the number of applicants for the competitions is known. Also below, you will see links to information for the various aspects of the two-day festival. Admission is free for pre-registered observers; admission is $10.00 for those who are not registered.

Tentative Itinerary

Friday, January 16, 2015

  • Session I 9:00 a.m.  Collegiate Piano Competition
  • Session II 1:30 p.m. Teacher Workshop with Timothy Shafer
  • Session III 2:30 p.m. Masterclass with Christopher Guzman
  • Session IV 4:00 p.m. Masterclass with Timothy Shafer
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner on your own in State College
  • Session V 8:00 p.m. Jose Mendez Recital

Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Session VI 9:00 a.m. High School Piano Competition
  • Session VII 10:30 a.m. Teacher workshop with Jose Mendez
  • Session VII 1:30 p.m. Masterclass with Jose Mendez
  • Session VIII 3:30 p.m. Christopher Guzman Recital
  • Session IX 4:30 p.m. Reception and competition winner announcements      

Click for information on the high school competition.

Click for information on the collegiate competition.

Click for information about participation in the masterclasses.

Click for information on the piano teacher workshops.

Click for a list of local hotels (you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Click for directions to the School of Music at Penn State University.