The Wieting Theatre is once again pleased and proud to host Dr. Alan Huckleberry, Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Iowa. The first time Huckleberry was here he accompanied his wife, Heather Mallory Huckleberry as she played the oboe, as well as providing background music for Gary Zmolek's Robert Frost reading.
On Saturday, June 14, at 1 p.m., Dr. Huckleberry will share his consummate skills with a solo piano concert.
Dr. Huckleberry is an active solo pianist and chamber musician, as well as a sought after master class clinician and lecturer on piano pedagogy. ('Piano pedagogy is the study of the teaching of piano playing. Whereas the professional field of music education pertains to the teaching of music in school classrooms or group settings, piano pedagogy focuses on the teaching of musical skills to individual piano students.' WikiPedia)
He has performed both in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in both Europe and the United States. He is a prizewinner of numerous national and international piano competitions, such as first prizes in the German National Competition and the University of Michigan concerto competition. Dr. Huckleberry has a special interest contemporary music as a part of piano pedagogy for elementary and intermediate levels. In addition to recital performance, Dr. Huckleberry teaches Piano Hour classes at elementary schools, as well as master classes from elementary to collegiate and professional levels.
Dr. Huckleberry will provide a Master Class to local piano students on Friday, June 13, and will also be giving a free lecture (time is yet to be determined).
Please watch for posters and more information on the Wieting Theatre Website.
The Wieting Theatre is very excited for its final performance in its Fine Arts Series. We have even rented a Grand Piano for this concert. So brush off your metaphorical ball gowns and tails, take a break from outdoor activities, and help us fill the house!