CALL FOR PIANISTS: PIANO MONSTER CONCERT @ HERITAGE CENTER THEATRE (CEDAR CITY, DEADLINE TO REGISTER OCT. 20)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/21/2017
Ashley H Pollock, Public Relations & Information Coordinator Office: (435) 865-8667
College of Performing and Visual Arts Cell: (435) 590-0961
Southern Utah University pollocka@suu.edu

Monster of a Concert Looking for Pianists

Written by Ashley H Pollock

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: The Department of Music at Southern Utah
University is looking for participants for the Piano Monster Concert to be held at the Heritage
Center Theatre on November 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. The Piano Monster Concert is a unique and
exciting opportunity for participants with varying experience and age.

Dr. Lawrence Johnson, Chair of the Department of Music at SUU said, "The Piano Monster
Concert provides an excellent opportunity for children of all ages to collaborate with many other
piano students to perform in a professional venue with several pianos on stage! And the
audience gets the chance to hear numerous combinations of duets, trios, quartets, octets, and
even larger, that are not heard anywhere else! Great fun for all...a must see and hear!"
Pianists of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate, including children, adults, and
teachers. Two or three pianists will be playing at each piano and each piece will have varied
difficulty. With multiple pianos on stage, this truly becomes a “Piano Monster”.
Mary Anne Andersen, teacher, performer, and Adjunct Faculty at SUU, said, "What is nine
pianos, one hundred players, and a drum set all on the same stage called? A piano orchestra,
of course! See it the night of November 28, 2017 at the Heritage Center Theater. Hear one
hundred players perform classical, pop, or jazz tunes, synchronized under the baton of a
conductor. The youngest player will be 6 and the oldest? Don't ask. Just come and enjoy this
ever-popular concert presented the week after Thanksgiving."
Registration for this event is $5 per participant. All registrations must be completed by October
20, 2017. Additional rehearsals will be held during the weeks leading up to the concert.
Attendance at these rehearsals is encouraged but not required. Participants should also plan on
spending between $5.00 and $15.00 to purchase music (available through Cedar City Music
and The Music Store in St. George or online). Applicants are welcome to play in as many
groups as they like with no extra fee required.
For more information and to register for the Piano Monster Concert, visit
www.suu.edu/pva/music/monsterconcert.html
About the College of Performing and Visual Arts
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally
accredited programs in Art & Design, Music, and Dance. The College also offers programs in

Theatre Arts, graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music, as well as a Center for
Shakespeare Studies. The College offers 26 academic programs, including liberal arts Bachelor
of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine
Arts in art and theatre degrees; and Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Arts in
Arts Administration, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Music Technology
graduate degrees. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching
and mentoring over 600 majors in the College. The College presents over 100 performances,
lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include
the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s Ballroom
Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit
www.suu.edu/pva.
For Calendar Editors: Monster of a Concert Looking for Pianists
What: The Department of Music at Southern Utah University is looking for participants
for the Piano Monster Concert to be held at the Heritage Center Theatre on
November 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. The Piano Monster Concert is a unique and
exciting opportunity for participants with varying experience and age.
Who: Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel, Southern Utah University, Department of Music
When: Registration deadline: Friday, October 20, 2017
Concert: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Time: Concert: 7 PM
Where: Heritage Center Theater, 105 N 100 E, Cedar City, UT
Tickets: $5 registration fee
Info: For more information and to register for the Piano Monster Concert, visit

www.suu.edu/pva/music/monsterconcert.html

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