Pianists unite for day of clinics and performances at WMU

Contact: Deanne Puca
Photo of Tim Ehlen


KALAMAZOO, Mich.—This event has been canceled.

Guest pianist Tim Ehlen and Western Michigan University faculty members will host Piano Day from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The free event is designed to provide high school students and teachers with the opportunity to experience a taste of piano study at WMU. The event is free and open to the public.

Ehlen will be joined by WMU faculty members Silvia Roederer, Lori Sims and Jeremy Siskind.


  • 12:30 p.m.—check-in
  • 1 p.m.—welcome
  • 1:15 p.m.—classical master class, Silvia Roederer
  • 2 p.m.—evening performance preview, Tim Ehlen
  • 2:30 p.m.—break
  • 2:45 p.m.—jazz master class, Jeremy Siskind
  • 3:30 p.m.—tour of the Dalton Center
  • 4 p.m.—break
  • 4:15 p.m.—classical master class, Lori Sims
  • 5 p.m.—roundtable discussion on auditions, practicing and college study
  • 8 p.m.—concert, Tim Ehlen


Although WMU Piano Day is a free event, attendees are asked to register in advance by emailing Siskind at jeremy.siskind@wmich.edu.

Pianists interested in performing in a master class may send a link to an audio track or video of a recent performance to Siskind at jeremy.siskind@wmich.edu.

For more information, contact Siskind at jeremy.siskind@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4678.

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