Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: The Piano Monster Concert will return to Cedar City's Heritage Center Theater on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Southern Utah University’s Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel is seeking participants to perform in this year’s concert. This is your chance to be at the ivories instead of in the audience!

he Piano Monster Seeks Pianists of All Ages

Written by Lola Taylo


Pianists of all ages and proficiency levels are welcome to participate, including children, adults, and teachers. There will be multiple Steinway and Boston grand pianos on the stage. Two or three pianists will be at each piano, performing piano ensemble music in groups that are divided according to their age and ability. Teachers are also welcome to participate in any group, including SUU's Piano Ensemble, which will perform works of greater difficulty.


The repertoire for this year’s concert ranges from beginning pieces, such as “Are You Sleeping” arranged by Edwin McLean and “Frosty the Snowman” by Steve Nelson and Walter Rollins, to advanced compositions, such as “The Bartered Bride Overture” by Bedrich Smetana and “Concerto for Four Pianos” by Bach/Vivaldi.


Step out of your solitary practice room and join the piano ensemble for this year’s Piano Monster Concert! Registration for this event is $5 per participant. All registrations must be completed by October 14. The Piano Monster Concert is a wonderful experience for pianists of all ages and levels to collaborate, learn, and perform for an audience in an exceptional concert hall.


For more information and to register for the Piano Monster Concert, visit


About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music and a Center for Shakespeare Studies. The College offers 16 different degree areas, 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 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. 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


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What:Piano Monster Concert is seeking pianists of all ages to participate in its annual

concert on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM in Cedar City's Heritage

Center Theater. Registration fee is $5 per participant, and all entries must be

received by October 14, 2016.

Who:Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel, Southern Utah University, Department of Music
When:Friday, October 14, 2016
Where: Cedar City 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