Karin’s Studio Schedule (subject to change based on emergencies in my family):
The studio will be closed:
October 26, 2022
November 1, 2022
December 30, 2022
The new piano term began September 19, 2022 and will continue through June 23, 2023).
Special events include:
*October 23, 2022: Seattle Music Teachers Association (SMTA) October Fest: Two separate school-aged student recitals at 5:15-6:30pm and at 6:45-8pm on the Stage at Northwest Pianos in Bellevue. Students are expected to talk to the audience about their music.
On Sunday, November 6, 2021, at 6:30 PM: Karin prepares interested adult students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Adult Student Soiree at her studio and via Zoom;
*In December 2022, Karin helps all students prepare their own private holiday recital for family and friends;
*On Sunday, March 6, 2023, at 6:30 PM: Karin prepares interested adult students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Adult Student Soiree;
*March 21-31, 2023, for the international celebration of JS Bach's birthday (March 21) Karin prepares all interested students to perform in the Greater Seattle Bach in the Subways free performances in public spaces, including in light rail transit stations on Saturday March 25;
*Typically on the last weekend of April, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church (8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115) or via Zoom: Karin prepares all interested students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Sonatina Festival;
*Typically in May, 2023: Karin prepares all interested students to take the Washington State Music Teachers Association Musicianship Exams (now called the "Music Literacy Program"). The exams test students in the areas of Written Music Theory, Sightplaying, Rhythm, Applied Technique, and Listening.
*On Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 6:30 PM: Karin prepares interested adult students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Adult Student Soiree; and
*On a weekend late in the Spring of 2023, Karin prepares school-aged students to perform in a spring studio-wide recital (usually held at Third Church of Christ on University Avenue NE and NE 50th Street, Seattle; or at Northwest Pianos in Bellevue; or via Zoom).
Please email me to schedule summer lessons, as many or as few as you like, on any mutually agreeable day/time!
Karin's 2022/2023 Performance Dates
Pianist Karin McCullough is performing:
Sunday, October 30, 2022, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at Skyline Retirement Center on Capitol Hill: Front Page News (Karin McCullough, pianist; Christopher Gross, guitarist; Vicki Ault, violinist) performs a talk-and-play Mostly Baroque concert in the Auditorium on Ninth Avenue featuring compositions by Vivaldi, JS Bach, Veracini, Babell, and Kreisler.
Friday, February 10, 2023, at 7:30 pm at Music Center of the Northwest: A free to the public Ladies Musical Club concert entitled Northwest Composers, in which Karin will perform the world premiere of Patrick O'Keefe's Conversations trio with Erika Pierson, cellist and Katie Beisel Hollenbach, clarinetist.
Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 6:00pm at the private home of Michael Schmitt in the Roosevelt neighborhood: Karin will perform a solo piano recital entitled They All Lived in Paris, featuring the music of Chopin, Faure', Debussy, Ravel, Auric, Honegger, and Poulenc. $30 suggested donation.
Saturday March 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Emerald Hall at Mirabella on Fairview and Denny in Belltown, Seattle: a free to the public Ladies Musical Club concert honoring the 338th anniversary of the birth of JS Bach. Karin will accompany members of Ladies Musical Club in an all-Bach concert, including a semi-staged performance of his secular Coffee Cantata.
POSTPONED: from Sunday, October 11, 2020, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at the West Seattle Public Library in a free to the public Ladies Musical Club of Seattle concert, Karin McCullough and Valentina Rodov, pianists, will accompany sopranos Tiina Ritalahti and Katie Hochman in a concert entitled:
Elemental: Songs of Earth, Water, Air and Fire"
Earth's Call by John Ireland (1879-1962) sung by Katie Hochman
Let Us Wander by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Duet
The Pasture by Charles Naginski (1909-1940) Sung by Tiina Ritalahti
Silent Noon by Ralph Vaughn Williams (1872-1958) sung by Tiina Ritalahti
Karin McCullough - pianist
Serenade Italienne by Ernest Chausson (1855-1899) sung by Tiina Ritalahti
Au bord de l’eau by Émile Paladilhe (1844-1926) Duet
Holiday in Heaven by Michael Head (1900-1976) sung by Tiina Ritalahti
Déclin d’amour by Charles Koechlin (1867-1950) sung by Katie Hochman
Karin McCullough & Valentina Rodov - Pianists
The South Wind by Charles Ives (1874-1954) sung by Katie Hochman
Spring Wind by Eric Thiman (1900-1975) Duet
On the Wings of the Wind by Michael Head (1900-1976) sung by Tiina Ritalahti
Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft by Gustav Mahler (1869-1911) sung by Katie Hochman
Besa el aura by Joaquín Turina (1882-1949) sung by Tiina Ritalahti
Karin McCullough - Pianist
Als Luise die Briefe by W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) sung by Katie Hochman
Die verbrannte Maid, a folksong, sung by Katie Hochman
Tuijotin tulehen kauan by Toivo Kuula (1883-1918) sung by Tiina Ritalahti
Valentina Rodov - Pianist
Flames by Tom Cipullo (b.1956) sung by Tiina Ritalahti, accompanied by Karin McCullough, pianist
Nein, Geliebter, setze dich by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Duet accompanied by Piano 4 hands Karin McCullough & Valentina Rodov
POSTPONED: new date T.B.D. on a Sunday in May 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in a freewill donation concert ($20 suggested; $5 for school-aged students) under the auspices of Haller Lake Music Series, Karin McCullough, pianist, and Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra's violinist Adrianna Hulscher present a concert of American music, including the Violin/Piano Sonata by Amy Beach, and The Graceful Ghost by William Bolcolm. This 90-minute concert will be held in the chapel of Haller Lake United Methodist Church, located at 13055 1st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125, USA. No need to dress up! There’s plenty of off-street, free parking. Audience members get a chance to speak with the musicians at a post-concert reception in Fellowship Hall across from the chapel, where there are free refreshments.
POSTPONED; new date and time T.B.D. in a free to the public Ladies Musical Club of Seattle one-hour long concert, Karin McCullough, pianist, will join forces with a cellist and a clarinetist in Beethoven's Opus 11 trio.
Free Student Tickets to Classical Music Concerts in the Seattle Area
In addition to Ladies Musical Club performances (including the ones Karin gives which are listed in "Performance Calendar" on this site), student tickets are free to the following recommended concerts in the Seattle area:
The UW has done away with the cost of admission to more than 50 concerts and music-related events at the UW Music School’s Brechemin Auditorium and the Walker-Ames Room of Kane Hall. See https://music.washington.edu/news/
Masterworks Concerts at Seattle Symphony. I have the opportunity to call the symphony 20 days or fewer before any Masterworks Concert in the 2022/2023 season and receive up to two free student (age 5-18) tickets to offer to any of my interested students who are fully vaccinated. Contact me if you have a child who would like to attend one of these concerts with me!
Musique du Jour concerts on Sunday afternoons at Queen Anne Christian Church. Students aged 7-14 who are fully vaccinated can get a free ticket with one paying adult admission to any one of the concerts in the 2022/2023 season. For more information see http://www.musiquedujourpresents.org/services.
University of Washington's World Series Season: The University of Washington's whole World Series season at Meany Hall at the UW campus is offering up to two free tickets to youths ages 5-17 who are fully vaccinated with the purchase of every one regularly priced adult ticket. The offer may be redeemed for any Chamber Music or President's Piano Series event at the time of purchase, available by phone and in-person only (UW Arts Ticket Office, 1313 NE 41st Street, Seattle, 206-543-4880).
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra's Season: Also at Meany Hall at the UW campus, this orchestra is offering free tickets to youths (16 years of age and younger who are fully vaccinated). For more information see seattlephil.org.