Dorothy Taubman Seminar 2020
May 18-23, 2020
A natural and powerful technique, the Taubman Approach liberates pianists to play effortlessly, unburdened by physical limitations. Based on principles of physiology and coordinated motion, the Taubman Approach enables pianists not only to unravel technical complexities that might block artistic expression, but also to avoid fatigue, pain and injury. Performing artists, students and teachers can discover the power of Dorothy Taubman’s technique through a full range of instructional venues.
For full course schedule and special event activity please click: Taubman Institute 2020
- Full-time participant Section MUSPREP0003-013
- Observer Section MUSPREP0003-012
- Practicum (Taubman Students above level 6) Section MUSPREP0003-015
The Taubman seminar is available for 2 or 3 Undergraduate or Graduate credit hours at Temple University. Registration for Temple credit will become available in late March, 2020. Credit fees range from $773 per credit (in-state undergraduate tuition) to $1,423 per credit (out-of-state graduate tuition). *Registration for Temple credit must be complete and paid before the course begins. Please contact David Brown to register for Temple University credit.
Faculty (Click here for bios)
Maria del Pico Taylor, Director
Maria Botelho Hubler, Assistant Director
Dr. Angeline Chang, Seminar Faculty
Dr. Silvanio Reis, Seminar Faculty/Executive Assistant
Guest Artists (Click here for bios)
Photo Credit: Dorothy Taubman - Dorothy Taubman Institute/New York Times
Dorothy Taubman spent more than fifty years of study and research in the field of piano pedagogy. Dorothy Taubman’s ideas on interpretation are as penetrating as her approach to technique. Her master classes stress one of her major pedagogical goals – teaching how to read the composer’s blueprint (the score) and how to blend each composer’s intent and style with the performer’s capabilities and individuality. Mrs. Taubman believed every intelligent pianist can be trained to be interpretively self-reliant.
A celebrated innovator with an international reputation for her revolutionary concepts and principles on the art of playing the piano, Dorothy Taubman has been praised in numerous prestigious publications for her work. In one of several articles in The New York Times, she was described as a “doyenne of the master class who understands a lot about how people play the piano.” She gave lectures and master classes throughout the United States and abroad including Oberlin College, New England Conservatory, Tanglewood, Lincoln Center, The Gina Bachauer Piano Festival and The Rubin Academy and Jerusalem Music Center in Israel. She was formerly a professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music of Queens College and a visiting professor of piano at Temple University in Philadelphia. She also taught at her Brooklyn, New York studio.
The Taubman Seminar was founded in in 2002 in New York City by Maria del Pico Taylor, Sondra Tammam, Paul Maillet and the late Eleanor Hancock, all students of Dorothy Taubman. It remained in New York City, with Dorothy Taubman as the Artistic Director, until 2007 as a showcase for guest artists, concerts, and workshops. Upon invitation from Temple University, the Seminar moved to Philadelphia in 2008 and in 2012 Temple became the official home of the Taubman Seminar..
Since 2008 Temple University has developed into a nationwide leading institution for providing training on the pedagogy of the Taubman technique. Our curriculum includes six levels of instruction taught by an outstanding specialist faculty. Certification is available for students who complete the curriculum and pass all the performing and teaching requirements.
Over the years we have rejoiced as our students have improved their performing and their teaching skills and as injured pianists have experienced the joy of recovery. Our outreach has been expanded to a national audience and the Seminar 2020 will be the best one yet!!