Early Keyboard Institute

2022 Early Keyboard Institute: Purcell, Scarlatti, Beethoven, and Liszt

05/12/22 – The University of Michigan Early Keyboard Institute is canceled for Summer 2022. Check back this November for program / application information for 2023.

The University of Michigan Early Keyboard Institute (UMEKI) is an intensive six-day experience focused on early keyboard performance offering a distinguished faculty, daily lectures, participation in solo and collaborative masterclasses, and concerts by both faculty and students.

The workshop is open to all keyboard players regardless of their specific experience with early instruments. Primarily intended for collegiate-level musicians, UMEKI also welcomes amateurs and young professionals. The University of Michigan has a large collection of harpsichords and fortepianos for both practice and performance by workshop participants.

Program Dates: Dates for the 2023 UMEKI Program will be posted in November, 2022
Program Tuition: Tuition for the 2023 UMEKI Program will be posted in November, 2022

Associate Professor of Music

Harpsichordist Joseph Gascho joined the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s Department of Organ in September 2014 as an assistant professor. Gascho enjoys a multifaceted musical career as a solo and collaborative keyboardist, conductor, teacher, and recording producer. Featuring his own transcriptions of Bach, Handel, and Charpentier, his recent debut solo recording was praised in the American Record Guide for “bristling with sparkling articulation, subtle but highly effective rubato and other kinds of musical timing, and an enviable understanding of the various national styles of 17th and 18th century harpsichord music.”

Assistant Professor of Music

Matthew BengtsonCritically acclaimed as a “musician’s pianist,” Matthew Bengtson has a unique combination of musical talents ranging from an extraordinary pianist, to a composer, analyst, and scholar of performance practice, and thus is in demand as both soloist and collaborator. Highly regarded as a performer on early pianos, hsi students took the top two prizes at the inaugural SFZP International Fortepiano Competition in New York

UMEKI 2022 Institute Theme: “Purcell, Scarlatti, Beethoven, and Liszt”

*Sample Daily Schedule – 2022 Early Keyboard Institute updated 1/9/2022

We are no longer accepting applications for this summer. Check back in November, 2022, for program / application information for 2023

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updated May 12, 2022