Foothills Piano Festival

The 2020 Virtual Foothills Piano Festival

The 2020 Virtual Foothills Piano Festival is sponsored by the David L. Walters Department of Music at Jacksonville State University.  The festival, under the direction of Dr. Wendy Freeland, contains Piano Stories by JSU Faculty and JSU Piano Major Alumni, as well as performances by Rachel Park, Kris Carlise, Eun-Hee Park, Joohae Kim, Rachel Chung and Jonathan Han.  Music presented includes Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56b, by Johannes Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Two Pianos by Witold Lutoslawski, Sonata in E Major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Etude Tableau in A Minor, Op. 39, No. 6 by Sergie Rachmaninoff, Alborada del gracioso from Miroirs by Maurice Ravel, Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 1 by Frederic Chopin, Nutcracker –Suite for Two Pianos by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, arranged by Nicolas Economou, Suite Burlesque by Germaine Tailleferre, Funf Stucke by Gyorgy Ligeti, Sonate by Francis Poulenc, and Souvenirs—Ballet Suite, Op. 28 by Samuel Barber.

2020 Virtual Foothills Piano Festival Playlist

2020 Virtual Foothills Piano Festival

A Welcome from Dr. Thomas McCutchen, Music Department Chairperson

A Virtual Tour of Mason Hall

Beethoven's Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109, Mvnt. 1 and 2, performed by Dr. Rachel KyeJung Park

Dr. Ken Bodiford Discusses his Piano Background

Mengyue Jia Interview

Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109, Mvnt. III by Beethoven, performed by Dr. Rachel KyeJung Park

Heather Headley Interview

Coty Cockrell Interview

Prof. Chris Hosmer Discusses His Piano Background

Etude Tableau Op. 39, No. 6 in A Minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff performed by Dr. Rachel KyeJung Park

Prof. Tori Parris Stigile Discusses Her Performance Background

Demetrius Scott Interview

Carly Smith Interview

Alborada del gracioso from Ravel's Miroirs, Mvnt. IV, performed by pianist Dr. Rachel KyeJung Park

Benjie Bess Interview

Jennie Tanner Interview

Jeremy Elliott, General Music Major, 2005 - 2007

Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin performed by Dr. Rachel KyeJung Park

Dr. Eliezer Yanson Discusses his Piano Background

Ignacio Serrano Interview

Chris Serrano Interview

Nutcracker Suite for Two Pianos by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, transcribed by Nicolas Economou

Dr. Jeremey Benson Discusses his Piano Background

Steven DiBlasi Interview

Marybeth Crawford Interview

Fantasie in F minor, D 940, by Franz Schubert

Nathan Pierson Interview

Dr. Andy Nevala Discusses His Piano Background

Qiuping Helen Fan Alumni Piano Story

Paganini Variations for Two Pianos by Witold Lutoslawski

Foothills Piano Festival - Where Are They Now?

Hunter Newman Interview

Dr. Blair Callaway Discusses his Piano Background

Guest artists Kris Carlisle and Rachel Chung, Foothills Piano Festival