NSU School of Fine Arts to offer webinar with world-renowned performer

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts will host a webinar with world-renowned performer Dr. Helen Marlais.

The webinar will take place 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 9 in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Berggren Recital Hall.

Marlais’ webinar will explore ways to look at students’ repertoire in three dimensions. She will discuss phrasing and sound, correct physical gestures, as well as many ways to stimulate attendees’ imaginations so they feel and think about the music.

Marlais is a renowned performer who has offered performances and pedagogical sessions throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

"This is an unique opportunity for anyone interested in piano pedagogy to attend a live interactive presentation right here in Aberdeen,” said Northern’s Dr. Marcela Faflak. “Helen Marlais is a nationally known pedagogue and an author of the piano method Succeeding at the Piano, editor and composer of many instructive piano pieces."

This webinar is free for all students and to Aberdeen Area Music Teachers Association members. It is open to all other community members to attend for a fee of $20. Attendees will receive detailed handouts to guide them through the webinar. The first 30 attendees to RSVP will also receive a gift packet from The FJH Music Company.

For more information about the webinar or to register, please contact Brigette Weisenburger, AAMTA President, at brigette@midco.net or 605-225-3392.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions