What a great week of Piano Camp 2019! An energetic group of middle and high schoolers joined together to play duets, trios and quartets for a week, culminating in a final recital, where a supportive crowd cheered them on! Newly composed jazz and dance influenced trios by Dennis Alexander and Martha Mier were on the program, featuring piano, trumpet, clarinet, cello and violin. Two sibling duos performed Mozart’s famed Rondo alla Turca, as well as the C.S. Variations by Hartsell. The finale was a quartet (8 hands on 2 pianos) of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’". Great performance, everyone!
Other camp activities included: Piano World Records (highest, fastest, longest, etc), Music Theory Games (spoons, anyone?!), partner drawings and art (very impressive results!), musical water balloons, mango/neapolitan/choco/vanilla cookies and snacks, Videos of famous duos, and much much more!
Our recital also brought in 50 lb of food to donate to the local Food Bank! The Thurston County Food Bank provides groceries and other assistance to thousands of individuals in our community. Thank you all for supporting our city with your music!