Congratulations to Ingrid Clarfield for being the first recipient of the Jacobs Music Steinway Al C. Rinaldi Lifetime Achievement Award.
Phyllis Lehrer and I are thrilled to tell everyone that Alfred Pub Co has just released our Study Guides Books 1-3 for Classics for the Developing Pianist. These books are based on our 25 years of experience teaching the graduate pedagogy course " Evaluating Piano Literature" at Westminster Choir College. They contain our pedagogical tips and teaching suggestions for what we consider the 100 masterworks pianists should study and perform. Using a clear format and student-friendly language, students will explore the background and unique stylistic qualities of each piece as well as suggestions for how to begin, practice and artistically perform this repertoire. You and your students will love using these books, so be sure to order them now atAlfred.com or any music store so you'll have them ready when you start your semester. If you have any questions feel free to contact either of us. We love to talk about our books!
I am thrilled to announce that on July 31, 2015
I was named the recipient of the NCKP Lifetime Achievement Award.
It was presented at a banquet at the conference honoring both myself and Dennis Alexander.
'Take a Bow' was awarded the
"Special Jury Prize" at the
2012 Colorado Film Festival.
Click on the Documentary poster below for more information.
Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, nationally recognized teacher, clinician, pianist, and author is Professor of Piano and Coordinator of the Piano Department at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. She has directed Westminster Choir College's Piano Week for High School Students since 1984.
Ms. Clarfield has given lecture-recitals, workshops and master classes in more than a hundred cities across North America, including many presentations at state and national conferences of The Music Teachers National Association. She has presented numerous master classes and pedagogy sessions at the National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy, the TCU/Van Cliburn Institute, the National Piano Teachers Institute, the Music Teachers Association of California, World Piano Pedagogy Conference, and the Calgary Arts Summer School in Alberta, Canada.
Clarfield's life is the subject of a new documentary full-length film TAKE A BOW, released in 2011. It tells her inspirational life story depicting her tenacious fight back to teaching after a devastating stroke that occurred in 2007. She is also honored to have received recognition from her peers in music education. In 2009 she was the first recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from the New Jersey Music Teachers Association (NJMTA). In 2012 she was named the prestigious "Teacher of the Year" by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA.)