You! Yes, you are new or a resident in the area, have been taking piano and instrumental lessons for at least 3 or more years, playing the piano literature from sonatinas, etudes, sonatas and concerti, from intermediate to advanced level (from Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Coleridge Taylor, Joplin, Burleigh, Ellington, and Bolcom) and want to mover higher in a just two weeks.
Each day begins with physical exercises. The days include private lessons, practice periods, music history (including Black and other composers), music theory, and introduces harp and steel pan playing. Through rehearsals master classes, ensemble playing, seminars and field trips you will come in close contact with the region's top vocal piano and instrumental performers teachers and thinkers.
The OMS Piano Institute teachers are drawn from Ottley Music School faculty including Naoko Kawashima, David Byass, and Nevilla Ottley, plus other faculty from the area including Professors Beverly Babcock of Saint Mary’s College and Victoria Alma Castello from Duke Ellington School of the Arts. The leaders of the Orchestral Institute include string teachers such as Jillian Holdsworth, woodwinds and brass Alissa Gittens, David Byass and Kristin Chamberlin. The vocal teachers include Leonard Higgs, Nevilla Ottley, and Karla Rivera, plus two visiting professionals.
For the 2017, besides the masters like Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, the music will include such great composers such as Chevalier de Saint Georges, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Antonio Carlos Gomes, William Grant Still, Scott Joplin, Olufela Sowande, Ulysses Kay, and Florence Price.
Most events take place at the Ottley Music School. Conveniently located just outside of Washington, DC, the Ottley Music School located in University Town Center’s Building Three. It is located near the new International Safeway and and also across the street from the Mall at Prince George’s, where in both places [UTC and Mall] there are convenient Food Courts for lunches. There is easy access to the thriving cultural offerings in Maryland at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center about 9 blocks away, and in Washington DC by the Metro subway system a 7-minute walk from the building.