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Master Piano Classes Offered at NECC

Submitted by on February 21, 2019 – 1:34 pm

Christina Dietrich will lead  piano master class at NECC.

The music program at Northern Essex Community College will present a free piano master class workshops on the art of piano playing, led by NECC Music Professor Christina Dietrich, on Saturday, April 13, at 4 p.m. in the Hartleb Building, on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott Street.

The master class, which is open to pianists of all levels, is designed to provide students with a chance to perform and learn in a cooperative group setting. The session will explore piano performance and preparation techniques and cover a range of solo piano works as well as instrumental and vocal works with piano accompaniment.

Dietrich maintains a longstanding career as a soloist and educator. She has performed on such stages as Symphony Hall, the Lincoln Center, and Jordan Hall. In addition to her faculty position at Northern Essex, she serves as piano department co-chair at Indian Hill Music, director of the Chopin Conservatory of Music on the North Shore, and as adjunct professor at Mount Wachusett Community College. Recently, Dietrich was named artistic director of the Steinway Society of Massachusetts.

She holds degrees in music from the New England Conservatory of Music and Boston University. She was awarded a Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award for 2017 and 2018. Most recently, she was designated a Steinway ambassador for M. Steinert & Sons.

For more information about this master classes or about the music program at Northern Essex, contact Dr. David Garcia, music department chair, at 978-556-3321 or Dietrich, at

Northern Essex offers an associate degree in general studies: music option and a certificate in music technology.