Saturday, February 24, 2018
Deadline to apply is Monday, January 29, 2018

Judges...


23rd Annual Piano Ensemble Festival


Ferhiz Brewer

Ferhiz Brewer has a Ph.D. in Music Education, with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy, from the University of Oklahoma. She received her Masters degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Brewer also has a Licentiate Diploma in Piano Performance from the Trinity College of Music in London, and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Auditing from the University of Pune.

Her teachers include Dr. E.L.Lancaster, Dr. Jane Magrath, Frances Clark, Louise Goss, Phyllis Lehrer, and Ena Barton.

Dr. Brewer is an Assistant Professor of Music at Los Angeles Pierce College. This is her thirty fifth year of teaching piano.

Edward Francis

Edward Francis leads a versatile career in music as a pianist, educator, administrator, and arts advocate. His degrees in piano performance were earned at CSUN, where currently he is a member of the performance faculty and is the coordinator of the Piano Pedagogy area. He is co-President of the Music Teachers' Assn. of California-Conejo Valley Branch, is a member of MTNA-CAPMT, and serves on the Artistic Committee for the Ventura Music Festival. In demand as a clinician and master class teacher, he has also published numerous articles in professional periodicals and has presented on various topics related to performance and pedagogy at many state conferences. In 2015 he was recognized by CAPMT and given its Lifetime Achievement Award.

He was the 2015 featured clinician for the Oklahoma MTA and will present at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in Chicago in 2017. He maintains an award-winning private studio in Thousand Oaks, CA. His students have won honors in many competitions, regional to international, including: American Pianists Assn., the Cliburn and the International Liszt in Holland. Many have earned degrees from the most prestigious music schools throughout the world. The Thousand Oaks Arts Commission presented him with its "Encore Award for Excellence in the Arts," for making significant contributions to the cultural community, and he was presented the 2006 Presidential Scholar in the Arts Teacher Recognition Award by the Secretary of Education at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. He founded and remains chairman of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, a non-profit professional educational organization.

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