Department of Music

Piano Day

March 27, 2021

Piano Day is an opportunity for beginner, intermediate and advanced student pianists aged 13-18 who are studying piano privately to experience a day of music and learning in the beautiful Ferguson Center for the Arts.

This year Piano Day is free of charge to all who are accepted. To apply, click the button below and complete the form. If you'd like to be considered for the masterclass, please submit a recent video (preferred) or audio recording to Dr. Ben Corbin at

The deadline to register is February 27.

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Time Activity
9-9:30 a.m. Registration, check-in and introductions
9:30-11:30 a.m. Masterclass with Piano Day participants
11:30-11:45 a.m. Performance by Dr. Corbin (works by Beethoven, Cécile Chaminade and William Bolcom, with brief introductions to each piece)
Noon-1 p.m. Introduction to "Comping" – creating music out of chord symbols and rhythmic patterns

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Upon arrival at the Ferguson Center for the Arts Peebles Theatre lobby for registration, screeners will take each student's temperature with an infrared thermometer.

All participants must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth at all times. Seating will face the two pianos on stage and be separated by plastic dividers. Participants must observe physical distancing at all times. 

The pianos will be wiped with an anti-bacterial wipe between each use and hand sanitizer will be available to all.

We will remain on the stage of the Peebles Theatre for the duration of the program.


  • Dr. Benjamin Corbin, assistant professor of piano and collaborative arts

For more information, please contact Dr. Corbin at (757) 594-7730 or

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