Guest artist to present piano workshop at NSU on Saturday

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Guest artist John Bloomfield will present a workshop, “The Taubman Approach to Piano Playing” at Northwestern State University on Saturday, Feb. 2 beginning at 10 a.m. in Room 103 of the Fine Arts Annex. A masterclass will begin at 2 p.m.

Bloomfield is a Kentucky native and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Furman University. 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. Bloomfield 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.

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In demand as a clinician and adjudicator around the country, he has lectured at a number of colleges and universities. He was invited several times to teach in Taiwan and has been a featured presenter at the Breckenridge Music Institute, state MTA conventions, and three MTNA Conventions. Bloomfield was the keynote speaker at the 2007 MTA convention in California. He was guest artist at the University of Alabama in 2013. He traveled to Australia in 2014 to teach and present lectures on the Taubman Approach. Bloomfield maintains a studio in New York City, where he is also a performance associate at Hunter College and an adjunct instructor at Queens College. He is a co-founder and senior director of the Golandsky Institute, which he also serves as faculty chair.

Bloomfield’s appearance is funded by the Prince Endowed Professorship in Music.

For more information or to RSVP for lunch, contact Francis Yang at yangf@nsula.edu.