has presented lecture/recitals, workshops, and Master Classes
since 1975. Her vast teaching experience include college courses
in keyboard literature (she developed the curriculum at SUNY
Purchase for her Historical Survey of Keyboard Literature
course), pedagogy workshops and all levels of piano students.
This is combined with a very active performing career that
gives Dr. Osinchuk a special perspective in her presentations.
presented numerous workshops on piano technique and pedagogy
across the U.S. from small communities such as Dillon, MT
and Bethel, AK to large cities and university centers. She
is a certified member of the Music Teachers National
Association, has served as a judge and adjudicator for international
competitions and local events, and regularly presents educational
programs for kindergarten through high school students as
well as music appreciation lectures for adults. Dr. Osinchuk
has been a guest speaker for numerous professional organizations,
and a pre-concert lecturer at Performing Arts Centers for
their recital series.
you, too, can be a music critic
out how you can become a more discerning listener and gain
confidence in your own opinions.
Sounds of Nature in Keyboard Literature
has been a source of imitation since the Elizabethan period.
Listen to examples and historical background about programme
A - B - Cs of Musical Vocabulary
of the most frequently used musical terminology at concerts
and in recordings.
of all the recent news and reports on how listening and playing
certain music can contribute to a childs development.
Audiences, and their Responsibilities
for better understanding and communications between performers
and their audiences, and what really happens onstage.
THE YOUNGER AUDIENCES
the Magic of 88 Keys
its invention 300 years ago, the piano has influenced the
course of music and the lives of the general public more than
any other musical invention. We will explore through live
examples how music changed and developed in all styles
classical to popular.
& Friends - What is classical music?
the music of Mozart and other composers of the classical period
and learn about all the changes and innovations of the 1700s.
makes American Music American?
certain music sound American or French or Italian? Listen
and learn about how a composers lives and environment
influence the compositional process.
does music change a journey through time
music through the centuries, and hear how it changes and develops.
We will also touch on other art disciplines and history.
& Motion in Music
is a pattern of beats, accents, which measure motion. When
you add sound to rhythm, you create music. We will start by
creating rhythmic patterns and make music.
Images with Music
the history of music, composers have written pieces that are
descriptive and conjure visual images. After several historical
samples, students will experiment on their own images.
Quality and Developing Tone
beauty of tone is what distinguishes the great masters, and
the workshop will focus on understanding what a good tone
is and how to develop it.
& How to Achieve It
analyzing musicianship and discussing teaching tools.
historical background on the tradition of memorizing, and
several key points on how to improve the memorization process.
Solving Practicing Techniques
practicing is the key to overcoming all technical problems
and achieving keyboard mastery.
to Practice Efficiently
stage of learning a given work requires a different approach
to practicing. This will outline the phases, and specific
Mikrokosmos of Bela Bartok
one of the most important pedagogical tools for the keyboard
of the 20th century.
to Teach French Keyboard Literature
piano music is personified by the Impressionistic period that
requires a very different approach. We will explore the tonal
palettes needed and discuss appropriate literature.
The Stylistic & Historical Aspects of Keyboard Music
lecture series covering the most important musical aspects for
a better understanding of performance practices in each
The Musical Crossroads of the 1920s
exciting period probably had more diverse and controversial
musical styles than any period before. Explore the composers
and their works of this time.
Development of the Piano Concert Etude
survey the piano etude or study from its beginnings to the
virtuoso concert works of Chopin, Liszt and Debussy.
Character Pieces for Piano
is best known for his symphonies and ballets, but there is
a myriad of charming short piano works gems for the
Music for Children and About Children
the ages, childrens literature in music has been a favorite
among composers. We will explore works by J.S. Bach, Schumann,
Tchaikovsky, Kabalevsky and others.
Historical Overview of Ukrainian Piano Music
The Ukrainian literature is very rich, and has long been neglected.
This will familiarize the listener with important composers
and their works.
Piano Works of Viktor Kosenko (1896-1938)
was one of Ukraines preeminent pianists and composer
of richly romantic and passionate writing style.
Piano Works of Borys Lyatoshynsky (1895-1968)
was the avant-garde figure among Ukrainian composers who wrote
5 symphonies, chamber music, lieder as well as solo piano