Edward Berlett, Lum Fun Lee, Ross MacFarlane, Reynaldo Reyes, Kay Shin
Kids Keyboard College
Ross MacFarlane – Kids Keyboard College was written and developed in house by our staff. KKC offers children from age 4 to develop an appreciation for and understanding of music in a fun, group environment. Our classes are broken down into four week sessions for children and their parents. Children listen to music, learn rhythm, and learn to read music. Every child/parent completing the program will have learned the skills required to start private lessons. Children enjoy the fast paced learning environment. For one hour they are kept busy learning while having fun. What kids love the most is having a parent in class with them. It’s fun for the whole family!
Music Theory Lab
Kay Shin – As part of our students’ music education we offer the use of our Music Lab, (Room 2087) at the Center for the Arts. On Saturdays, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., and Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., computer-aided instruction is available for registered MPAI students in the areas of ear training, sight singing, sight reading, theory, musicianship and composition. An instructor is available during these hours to design a program tailored to fit individual student needs. Weekly attendance is required. Please call the MPAI office to arrange for this instruction at no additional charge.
The MARYLAND PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTE (MPAI) is a non profit organization founded in 2008. It started as the Music Preparatory Division at Towson University. MPAI maintains a strong working relationship with Towson University and specifically the Department of Music. As a result of this relationship, MPAI makes its home on the campus of Towson University in the Center for the Arts building. MPAI provides instruction in music, voice and theater to the Towson community for children and adults of all ages. The MPAI faculty includes Towson University graduates, university-level applied faculty, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra members as well as graduates of other leading colleges, universities and members of other orchestras. Our curriculum includes private lessons, group classes, and specialized programs for pre-school through advanced students. When you enroll with MPAI, you can rest assured that you are getting the best music education possible. All of MPAI's instructors have degrees in music. To provide continuing goals and incentives for our students we offer performance opportunities and Certificate Programs. MPAI provides the opportunity for all our students to follow the internationally recognized and accredited TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON syllabi available for all instruments including voice. The Maryland Performing Arts Institute has the distinction of being the East Coast Regional Exam Center for students participating in this program. In addition, the Trinity Coordinator for North American Operations is a member of the MPAI faculty. Over the years, students at MPAI have been winners in local, national and international competitions, including Young Soloist Competitions sponsored by the Baltimore Symphony Associates and International Young Artists Competitions. Many of our students have received international Exhibition Prizes from Trinity College London and distinction awards from Friends of Trinity. The Maryland Performing Arts Institute continues to add new programs and opportunities for its students to nurture self-expression, creativity, and a lasting love for music. There’s sure to be something for every-one at MPAI!
Lum Fun Lee
Congratulations to MPAI student, William Zellhofer, who has been awarded the Rosenberg Scholarship in Music from Goucher College in the amount of $76,000. William has studied with both Reynaldo Reyes and Ed Berlett. Congratulations to Will. The years of hard work and practice have born some fruit. Keep up the good work, a fruitful future[…]
Dear All, You are cordially invited to participate and/or attend Trinity Masterclasses and Mock Exams Information Sessions conducted by Trinity’s North American Coordinator, Lum Fun Lee at the Maryland Performing Arts Institute. Dates: Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 Time: Beginning from 2:30 pm Where: Room 2092, Music Department, Center for the Arts building at[…]
A Memorial Mass for Reynaldo Reyes will be celebrated on Saturday April 30 at 1 pm St Matthew Catholic Church 5401 Loch Raven Blvd Balto MD
REYNALDO G REYES Professor of music at Towson University, and one of our teachers at MPAI, passed away on Sunday, February 14th 2016. The cause of death was a massive brain hemorrhage. Identified as a musical prodigy as a child in the Philippines, Professor Reyes had been studying and teaching piano nearly all his life.[…]
We had our fall recitals on January 17th. One of the students that participated celebrated his 80th birthday by premiering his composition “Rio Nights”. Martin Woolfson has been studying composition with Ross MacFarlane. Martin continues challenge himself and grow as a musician and composer. I mention this because it is as important for the old[…]
A few reminders: The last day of classes for the Maryland Performing Arts Institute before the Christmas break is Monday December 21st. Classes will resume January 4. The fall recitals will be held in the recital hall at Lutherville Music School. The date will be Sunday January 17th. There will be two recitals. The first[…]
Some of our gifted students participated in a recital sponsored by the Baltimore Music Teachers Association on November 8, 2015. We are very proud of their hard work and wonderful performances. Jeffrey Chen, Madeline Rippin, Rosalyn Ma, Darby Brandenburg and Jeffry Cai are in this group picture taken on stage after the recital.
This is a letter from a friend of MPAI about a unique piano duo performing at the Gordon Center this weekend. Dear Friends, I am writing to let you know about a very special concert that will take place at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts this Saturday evening, November 7 at 8:00[…]
I admit to being guilty. I often like to point out some of the value of music lessons and music education are the effect it has on test scores and intelligence. I still am of the opinion that is some of the value, but this article on the Huffington Post website points out that there[…]
The music theory lab will be open this Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 9 am to 11 am. The lab is in room 2087. The lab, and theory instruction from Kay Shin, is free to all currently enrolled MPAI students. You can show up this Saturday of email firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions.