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.

2017 Piano Festival

The 2017 Festival is scheduled for Saturday April 1. See the full schedule below.

This year's clinician is Dr. Robert D. Carney, an associate professor of music at Southwest Baptist University where he teaches piano. Carney has degrees from the University of North Texas (DMA) and Louisiana State University (MM) and has studied at the prestigious Aspen Music Fes tival in Colorado. An active soloist and chamber musician, recent performances include concerto    performances in Kansas City and Topeka and solo and chamber recitals in Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska, Tennessee, Michigan, and Missouri.

Registration and Schedule

Please register online by March 28. Students or piano teachers may register to attend, completing a form for each student who will be attending. 

Registration is closed for this event.

8:30-9:00am - 
Final registration and assignment of master classes
9:00-9:45am - Recital presented by Dr. Carney

  • Recital featuring music by Brahms, Messiaen, Scriabin, and Prokofiev

9:50-10:15am - "A look at some historical pianists" a presentation by Dr. Carney
10:30-11:45am - Master Classes for Piano Students
Each registered piano student may participate in master classes with Dr. Carney or Hastings College faculty Cindy Murphy or Dr. Jonathan Sokasits.
12:00-12:45pm - Lunch (participants only) in Hazelrigg Student Union Rooms A/B
1:00-2:00pm - Recital and talk presented by Hastings College music students


Contact Cindy Murphy (402.461.7358, or Dr. Jonathan Sokasits (402.461.7359,