Welcome!



Temple University is the official home of
The Dorothy Taubman Seminar in the United States



Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Seminar. This year, with much joy and gratitude, we would like to welcome the stellar group of guest artists and collaborators listed below. They are all at the top of their fields, and are in great demand nationally and internationally. It is an honor to have them join us this summer.

The 2016 Dorothy Taubman Seminar
at Temple University
will be held
May 23-28, 2016

This year we partnered with the Philadelphia Music Teachers organization in order to invite two precollege students to play in the Seminar's master classes. A nine year old boy will be participating in Yoheved Kaplinsky's master class on Wednesday May 25 at 12:30 pm and a seventeen year old girl will be performing in Daniel Epstein master class on Monday May 23 at 12:30 pm. Members of the Philadelphia Teacher Organization are invited to attend the two master classes as well as the GALA RECITAL featuring the formidable English pianist Ian Hobson on Friday May 27 at 7:30 pm as our guests. All the events will take place in Rock Hall.

The category of OBSERVER which was very successful last year will be available again this year.

Participating Faculty

Maria del Pico Taylor Maria Botelho Hubler Angelin Chang
Maria del Pico Taylor
Director
Maria Botelho Hubler
Assistant Director
Angelin Chang
Seminar Faculty


Executive Assistant

Silvanio Reis
Silvanio Reis


Guest Artists

Yoheved Kaplinsky

Yoheved Kaplinsky - Chairman of the Keyboard Department and the Preparatory Division at the Juilliard School in New York City, Professor at the former Institute of Piano at Amherst, MA, international performer and clinician. Ms. Kaplinsky will present a Master Class on May 25 at 12:30 pm.


Daniel Epstein

Daniel Epstein - Professor of Piano at the Manhattan School of Music and at Rutgers University, founder of the award winning Raphael Trio, studied with Dorothy Taubman, international performer, recording artist and guest clinician. Mr. Epstein will present a Master Class on May 23 at 12:30 pm.



Gail Berenson

Gail Berenson - Professor Emerita of Piano at Ohio University, Athens, former President of MTNA, recognized authority on Music Medicine, sought-after clinician for all major national/international music organizations. Ms. Berenson will present a workshop on May 24 at 12:30 pm.


Ian Hobson

Ian Hobson - Professor of Piano at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, recitals and performances with major orchestras worldwide, recorded complete works of Chopin, Brahms and others. Mr. Hobson will be the Gala concert performer on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 pm.


Presenting Physicians

Dr. Ronald Feinberg

Dr. Ronald D. Feinberg, D.C., R.C.R.D. - Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic, a Recognized Chiropractic Rehabilitation Doctor (RCRD), and a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.




Dr. Anathony Bazzan

Dr. Anthony J. Bazzan, MD, FACN, ABIHM - Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, Director of the Functional & Wellness Sciences Institute, PC in Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania, attending physician at the Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Associate Clinical Member at the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center.


New feature for the 2016 Taubman Seminar Master Classes

The Taubman Seminar wishes to invite the membership of the local teachers associations to attend, as our guests, the master classes of Daniel Epstein and Yoheved Kaplinsky.

One of the four participants in each master class will be a young student who studies with a local Philadelphia music teacher. The participating young students will be Emily Frederick and Nathan Jiang.

Emily Frederick

Emily Frederick is a 17 years old junior in high school and has studied piano since the age of eight. Miss Frederick will be playing "Estampes" by Claude Debussy in Professor Epstein’s master class on Monday, May 23 at 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. in Rock Hall.



Yu Xi Wang

Emily's teacher is Dr. Yu Xi Wang. Dr. Wang holds BM to DMA degrees from The Juilliard School and teaches Keyboard Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music.




Nathan Jiang

Nathan Jiang is ten years old and began studying piano at the age of four. He is currently a student of Joy Miller Kiszely at the Main Line Conservatory of Music in Ardmore, PA. Last February Nathan won first place in the concerto division of the New Jersey Young Pianist competition, and performed Mozart Concerto K. 450, III with the Plainfield Symphony on February 21, 2016. Nathan will be playing Beethoven, Concerto No. 3, Op. 27, III Rondo, Allegro in Professor Kaplinsky’s master class on Wednesday, May 25 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. in Rock Hall.

Joy Miller Kiszely

Joy Miller Kiszely received her musical training both in the U.S. and in Europe at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Mrs. Kiszely has produced a steady stream of winners in competitions, the latest being four young pianists who played with orchestra in Russia. She also had master classes at the Moscow Conservatory with faculty members Slesarev, Ovchinnikov, and Plotnikova.

Special Event

Our very special event will be: "The Validity of the Taubman Approach for the Prevention and Cure of Piano Related Injuries."

Schedule

Monday, May 23
  9:00 am

10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
 
 
 
Tuesday, May 24
  9:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
 
 
 
Wednesday, May 25
  9:00am
10:00 am
11:00 am
 
12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
 
Thursday, May 26
  9:00 am
  9:45 am
10:45 am

11:45 am
12:30 pm
  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 
Friday, May 27
  9:45 am
10:45 am

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm



  7:30 pm
 
Saturday, May 28
  9:30 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


 
Introduction to the Taubman Technique and Single Rotation
"Hands On" sessions
Double Rotatioin
Lunch (on your own)
Daniel Epstein - Master class
Assignment - Practice musical examples from the handout
 
 
Double Rotation Hands On
In and Out
"Hands On" sessions
Lunch (on your own)
Gail Berenson - "Bach to Bartok and Beyond: The Collaboration of Physical Gestures and Sounds Concepts in the Teaching of Style."
 
 
The Walking Arm
"Hands On" sessions
Review Rotation and In and Out, participants play examples
Lunch (on your own)
Yoheved Kaplinsky - Master class
 
 
Grouping
"Hands On" sessions
How to introduce a child to the Taubman Technique with traditional and Suzuki repertoire
Technique Clinic
Lunch
Angelin Chang - "The Piano Music of Olivier Messiaen"
 
 
"Hands On" sessions
Applying the Taubman Technique to standard repertoire for children
Maria del Pico Taylor, Maria Hubler, Dr. Ron Feinberg and Dr. Anthony Bazzan discuss "The Validity of the Taubman Approach for the Prevention and Cure of Piano Related Injuries"
Ian Hobson - Gala Recital
 
 
Review of the basic concepts presented
Angelin Chang - Master class
Graduation
Participants performance - Play a passage of your choice to demonstrate a particular principle learned



Registration

Registration is limited to 24 students. Registration is neither final nor complete until full payment is received. Only a fully paid registration guarantees you a spot in the Seminar. All fees, including the registration fee are due upon registration and are non-refundable. There is a $50 late registration fee for any payments received after May 1, 2016. Due to the tremendous interest in this work, we recommend that you register ASAP.

COST: Registration - $45, Tuition - $595, Observer - $195, Class Notes - $10, All fees are non-refundable.

Accommodations are available at Morgan Hall, the new 17-story high rise on Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore, ½ block from Rock Hall. Apartments have 2 to 4 bedrooms, kitchenette, private bathroom, and air conditioning. The cost of single occupancy for six nights (5/23 - 5/28) is $337 + $19 linens and the cost of double occupancy is $301 + $19 linens. Overnight parking must be arranged in advanace. For a virtual tour of Morgan Hall CLICK HERE .

This is a University Course and can be taken for graduate or undergraduate credit. Full 6 days attendance is required. For more information and to register for credit, contact Dean David Brown at 215 204-8392. Registration deadline is May 1, 2016.

For more information please contact Professor Maria del Pico Taylor at Mariat264@aol.com or TaubmanSeminar@gmail.com.

Rock Hall, Temple University
1715 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

The Dorothy Taubman Seminar gratefully appreciates our sponsors

       

2016 Seminar Brochure


Completed Events


August 6, 2015


Maria Botelho Hubler gave a Master Class as a guest master teacher for the Temple University Preparatory Division, Temple University for their second summer Suzuki Institute. In 2014 Ms. Botelho Hubler performed as a guest artist with "Orquestra Sinfonica de Americana", SP, Brazil, playing L. van Beethoven Concerto No.3 in C minor for piano and orchestra. She has a standing invitation to return to perform with the above mentioned Orchestra in the near future.


June 30, 2015


Maria Botelho Hubler presented a lecture about the Taubman Approach in Novi Sad, Serbia, for the seventh World Piano Conference.


May 18-23, 2015


The Taubman Seminar 2015 is full of surprises!

Dear Friends of the Taubman Seminar:

A very exciting development for The Taubman Seminar 2015 will be the participation of three outstanding international guest artists: Michael Gurt, Angelin Chang and Sheila Paige. (Read More...)

Participating Faculty 2015


Maria del Pico Taylor Maria Botelho Hubler Angelin Chang
Maria del Pico Taylor Maria Botelho Hubler Angelin Chang

2015 Presenters

Michael Gurt Maria Taylor Sheila Paige
Michael Gurt Maria del Pico Taylor Sheila Paige

The Right Sound
at the Right Time

Conversations with a
Medical Doctor and an
Alexander Technique
Specialist about the
Taubman Work
Music and the Brain

2015 Guest Artists


Michael Gurt Jonathan Feldman Daniel Epstein
Michael Gurt Jonathan Feldman Daniel Epstein

Gala Concert

Master Class

Master Class

Pre-registration is required for the Taubman seminar. Please use the following URL to pre-register: http://www.temple.edu/boyer/summerworkshops/TaubmanPreReg.asp. Your official acceptance will be mailed within 48 hours. Note that this does not reserve a spot. When you receive your acceptance you must register. Please follow the process described at the bottom of the pre-registration web page to complete your registration.

Registration is limited to 24 students. Registration is neither final nor complete until full payment is received. Only a fully paid registration guarantees you a spot in the Seminar. All fees, including the registration fee are due upon registration and are non-refundable. There is a $50 late registration fee for any payments received after April 27, 2015. Due to the tremendous interest in this work, we recommend that you register ASAP.

COST: Registration - $45 Tuition - $595 Observer - $195 Class Notes - $15 All fees are non-refundable

Accommodations are available at Morgan Hall, the new 17-story high rise on Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore, ½ block from Rock Hall. Apartments have 2 to 4 bedrooms, kitchenette, private bathroom, and air conditioning. Cost of single occupancy for six nights (5/17 - 5/23) is $337 and cost of double occupancy is $301.

This is a University Course and can be taken for graduate or undergraduate credit. Full 6 days attendance is required. For more information and to register for credit, contact Dean David Brown at 215 204-8392. Registration deadline is April 27, 2015.

To preregister, you must create a DestinyOne Account. Please navigate to http://noncredit.temple.edu/

On this site, click Login in the upper right corner, and click Student Login. From there, on the right side of the page, click Create a free account . Use this page to complete your student profile.

After doing so, you will receive an email with a temporary password. You can use this to login.

After logging in, you can click My Profile on the left side of the page. Then, you can scroll down to Group Affiliations. This is the section to add the group code. Once added scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Save.

You are now ready to Register for your course.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at destiny1@temple.ed or by phone at 215-204-4866.

Thank you for using DestinyOne!

Please register early!

For more information please contact Professor Maria del Pico Taylor at Mariat264@aol.com or TaubmanSeminar@gmail.com.

Rock Hall, Temple University
1715 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

The Dorothy Taubman Seminar gratefully appreciates our sponsors

       

2015 Seminar Brochure


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