Hope College

Hope College, June 14-17

HOPE COLLEGE, HOLLAND, MICHIGAN

BREAKING NEWS: We regret that this institute has been cancelled due to low enrolment.
All participants who did register will receive a full refund.
PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS INSTITUTE.

Just across Lake Michigan from Chicago, Holland is the home to Hope College's thriving Department of Music. This Institute is pleased to welcome guest professor Charles Aschbrenner, distinguished pianist and pedagogue, Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Music at Hope College, and developer of Pulse Patterning for Pianists. Professor Aschbrenner will teach group Dalcroze lessons, give lectures on Pulse Patterning, and work with Institute participants. The Institute will take place in Hope College's brand new performance facility, The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts

Due to Alan Fraser's scheduling restrictions this Institute is only four days long –- perfect for those who want a first taste of Professor Fraser's working style.

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR PIANO TEACHERS

Many teachers in the Holland area may find it difficult to get away from their studio obligations for the entire week. For them we offer individual lessons on a pay-as-you-go basis. The special focus will be on bringing Fraser's new technique strategies to your young students, allowing them to improve their sound and agility, advance more quickly and avoid the risk of injury later on. Please contact Sophia Cholich to arrange these lessons.

DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00-8:45 Private Lesson
9-10 Group ATM (Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class)
10:00-12:45 Lessons
12:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 Lecture
2:15-3 Dalcroze Lesson
3-6 Lessons
6-7 Evening meal
7-10 Private Lessons
4-DAY SCHEDULE
Tuesday Coffee & Reception 8:45 am
Modified Daily Schedule - immediately after the ATM will be the introductory lecture:
From Lying to Standing to Walking to Running: Organic Development of the Hand on the Keyboard
Wednesday Daily Schedule (Lecture: Pulse Patterning)
Thursday Daily Schedule (Lecture: The Thumb, Octaves & Chords, Arm Weight)
Friday

Abbreviated Daily Schedule
(Lecture: Musical Aesthetics and Technique)
Student Recital 8 pm (participation optional)
Closing Ceremony, Diploma Presentation 9 pm


TRAVEL




GETTING THERE

Click here for travelling directions to Hope College.

The nearest international airport is in Grand Rapids, with plenty of connecting flights to Chicago and elsewhere.

Carmel Cars offers an airport shuttle.

The Haworth Conference Center and Centennial Inn both have airport shuttle service as well.


ACCOMMODATION




LODGING

Housing is available at the Haworth Inn & Conference Center just a few minutes' walk from the music building. All rooms at Haworth have double queen beds to make room sharing easy and participants' stay more economical. There will also be a student apartment or cottage made available for participants – but with no air conditioning. Please contact the hotel at 800-903-9142 and reference the code 617AFP to receive a discounted rate.

Contact Heather Roden to finalize and reserve your on-campus housing arrangements.

If Haworth is filled up, try the Centennial Inn which is about the same distance from the Department of Music.

Both Haworth and Centennial offer shuttle service to the Gerald Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

There are also rooms available on Airbnb not that far away from campus. Book early to get the best selection.


REGISTER




FEES & REGISTRATION

The active participation fee covers your daily individual lesson, daily group ATM lesson, daily seminar lecture, and observation of all other lessons. Auditor fee covers all of the above excepting the individual lessons.

Please click on the link below for the registration option most suited to you.

When you register, please fill out this DETAILED PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM.

Option 1: In the table below, when you scroll over a price it changes colour. Each number is a link to 2CheckOut.com, our retail partner that handles all our credit card and PayPal payments. Peruse the table and click on the appropriately priced link to make your payment. Pay 50% and submit the remainder by cash or cheque upon your arrival at the Institute, or pay your tuition in full immediately and rest easy.

Please note that the credit card charge will appear on your statement as "2CO.COM," not as "The Alan Fraser Piano Institute."

BREAKING NEWS: We regret that this institute has been cancelled due to low enrolment.
All participants who did register will receive a full refund.
PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS INSTITUTE.

Participation
Early Bird
50% deposit
Early Bird
Pay in Full
After March 31
50% deposit
After March 31
Pay in Full
Full Active $272.50 $545 $287.50 $575
Active per day $71 $142 $77.50 $155
Full Audit $87.50 $175 $92.50 $185
Audit per day $22.50 $45 $25 $50

Option 2: Register with a $100 non-refundable deposit. With this registration option you will pay the balance of your tuition upon arrival at the Institute.


DISCOUNTS

Option 3: please make your registration payment using one of the tables below only if you qualify for that discount.


35% HOPE COLLEGE DISCOUNT - for all Hope College students and staff participating actively.
Hope College students and staff are welcome as passive participants free of charge.

35% HOPE COLLEGE
DISCOUNT FEES
Early Bird
50% deposit
Early Bird
Pay in Full
After April 18
50% deposit
After April 18
Pay in Full
Full Active
$177
$354
$187
$374
Active per day
$46
$92
$50
$100
Full Audit
FREE
FREE
FREE
FREE
Audit per day
FREE
FREE
FREE
FREE

25% STUDENT DISCOUNT - for students up to age 25.

25% STUDENT
DISCOUNT FEES
Early Bird
50% deposit
Early Bird
Pay in Full
After April 18
50% deposit
After April 18
Pay in Full
Full Active
$204
$408
$217
$434
Active per day
$53
$106
$58
$116
Full Audit
$65.75
$131.50
$70
$140
Audit per day
$17
$34
$18.75
$37.50

10 % SENIORS DISCOUNT - for seniors 65 and over.

10% SENIORS
DISCOUNT FEES
Early Bird
50% deposit
Early Bird
Pay in Full
After April 18
50% deposit
After April 18
Pay in Full
Full Active
$245
$490
$258.75
$517.50
Active per day
$56
$112
$64
$128
Full Audit
$78.75
$158.50
$83.25
$166.50
Audit per day
$20
$40
22.50
$45

When you register, remember to fill out this DETAILED PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE BY MAIL

To register 'in person' and pay by cheque, please email Sophia Cholich to reserve your place. Sophia will answer all your questions as well as arranging your preferred payment option and special discounts.

Fees for the Alan Fraser Piano Institute cover venue rental costs, travel costs, administration and website costs as well as the Professors' Fraser and Aschbrenner teaching fees. Accommodation fees are paid separately.


CONTACT




ABOUT US - CONTACT

ALAN FRASER

Canadian pianist Alan Fraser gives master classes and recitals worldwide and conducts ongoing research and refinement on the ideas put forth in his three books, The Craft of Piano Playing (also in DVD), Honing the Pianistic Self-Image, and All Thumbs: Well-Coordinated Piano Technique. He is at work on several new volumes. Visit here for more on Alan Fraser.

If you have concerns or questions about your participation in the institute and would like to address them directly to Alan Fraser, send him an email.

CHARLES ASCHBRENNER

Pianist and pedagogue Charles Aschbrenner was one of the first to recognize the new pianistic directions in Alan Fraser's Craft of Piano Playing. Fraser in turn has been deeply influenced by Aschbrenner's work in relating the subtle movements of the pelvis through the whole body to the pianist's hand and divining the profound influence on phrase shape and energy thus evoked. To contact Prof. Aschbrenner, send him an email.