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Fall Festival

The Fall Festival is a free event for any young pianist, age 5 to 12, from the Columbia area. Come explore and learn about making music at the piano! Pre-registration is required.

 Fall Festival for Young Pianists

Fall Festival for Young Pianists

Free for children, ages 5 to 12. Beginners to advanced players are welcome. RSVP requested (via online ticket, free). View the Storytelling Through Music poster. 

Storytelling Through Music
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

9:30 a.m. – noon
USC School of Music
Registration begins in the lobby at 9:15 a.m.

Young pianists, age 5-12, participate in a variety of fun-filled musical activities, exploring the connection between stories and music. Students rotate through four classrooms for 30-minutes each: improvisation, composition, listening and performance. Students are supervised by piano instructors at all times, and a morning snack is provided. Each participant has an informal performance opportunity; bring a piece to share! 

The final event at 11:30 a.m. is a performance of The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant, music by Francis Poulenc, story by Jean de Brunhoff, performed by Dr. Sara Ernst. This storybook concert is perfect for the whole family.  

RSVP requested (via online ticket). This is a free event, open to all young pianists.  Ticket sales close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, or when the maximum registrations have been received. Drop-ins are welcome as space permits. 

On-site registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. Parents are welcome to follow along in the festival or to drop-off children once formal consent has been provided. Parents are asked to return at 11:30 a.m. for the concert in the Recital Hall. The event concludes at 12:00 p.m.

Programmed by the Center for Piano Studies and the USC MTNA Collegiate Chapter.