Gladys Frisch Harris Piano Festival | Hastings College

Gladys Frisch Harris Piano Festival

Gladys Frisch Harris Piano Festival

The Gladys Frisch Harris Piano Festival at Hastings College brings outstanding teacher-performers to the Hastings College campus for a day of informative and inspiring activities, all free of charge to festival participants!

The Festival attracts top-notch clinicians who share their expertise with piano students, teachers and the Hastings College community – including an opportunity for students in grades 8-12 to attend free of charge and work with the guest clinician and Hastings College faculty. These master class sessions are a great way to coach literature for upcoming solo recitals, Guild Auditions, contests or NMTA District Festivals.

2018 Piano Festival

The 2017 Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 14. See the full schedule below.

This year's clinician is Dr. Joshua Pifer who joined the faculty of Auburn University in the fall of 2011. At Auburn, he teaches Piano Skills, Functional Piano, Music Skills and Applied Piano. During the summer, he serves on the piano faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Dr. Pifer holds degrees from the University of Southern California Thorton School of Music, Miami University and Wittenberg University. Prior to 2011, Dr. Pifer taught Applied Piano at Florida State University and at the Orgeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy.

Registration and Schedule

Please register online by April 9. Students or piano teachers may register to attend, completing a form for each student who will be attending. 

Click here to register »

8:30-9:00am - 
Final registration and assignment of master classes
9:00-9:45am - Recital presented by Dr. Pifer
9:50-10:15am - "Improvisation: it's NOT that scary" a presentation by Dr. Pifer
10:30-11:45am - Master Classes for Piano Students
Each registered piano student may participate in master classes with Dr. Pifer or Hastings College faculty member Dr. Jonathan Sokasits.
12:00-12:45pm - Lunch in Hazelrigg Student Union Rooms A/B
1:00-2:00pm - Recital and talk presented by Hastings College music students


Contact Dr. Jonathan Sokasits (402.461.7359,