Master Piano Classes Offered
The music program at Northern Essex Community College will present two free piano master classes/workshops on the art of piano playing, led by NECC Music Professor Christina Dietrich, on Sunday, March 8 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott Street.
The master classes, which are open to pianists of all levels, are 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 chair at Indian Hill Music, founder/director of the Chopin Conservatory of Music on the North Shore, and as adjunct professor at Mount Wachusett Community College. She also is the artistic director of the Steinway Society of Massachusetts.
She holds advanced 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.
Northern Essex offers an associate degree in general studies: music option and a certificate in music technology.