Calendar

Karin’s Studio Schedule:  

The studio will be closed: 

A half day on Monday October 29 - from 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 pm, & all day on Wednesday October 31 (due to Hallowe'en), 2018

November 22-23 (due to Thanksgiving), 2018

December 24 (due to Christmas Eve), 2018 [PLEASE NOTE: Students who have lessons on Tuesday should schedule a makeup lesson for sometime in December if they don't wish to attend a lesson on Christmas Day December 25; I am happy to teach Dec. 25 students on Dec. 24, or any other day in December.]

January 17 (Thursday) and 22 (Tuesday), 2019

April 9-14, 2019 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday students' tuition will be prorated accordingly)

Summer Lessons:
Please email me to schedule summer (July and August) lessons, as many or as few as you like, on any mutually agreeable day/time!

The new piano term began September 3, 2018 and will continue through June 30, 2019). 

Special events include:

*On Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Kerry Hall at Cornish College in Seattle: Karin prepares interested school-aged students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association October Festival;

*On Sunday, October 28, 2018, Karin prepares all interested adult students for a citywide music student soiree.

*On November 3, 2018, Karin prepares school-aged students to perform in an autumn studio-wide recital.

*In December 2018, Karin helps all students prepare their own private holiday recital for family and friends;

* March 4 through 9, 2019, Karin prepares all interested students to participate in the Washington State Music Teachers Association Music Artistry Program (formerly known as Adjudications);

*On a Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 6:30 PM: Karin prepares interested adult students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Adult Student Soiree; 

*In March 2019, during the week 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;

*On a Saturday April 27, 2019, at 2:00 and 3:15  at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church (8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115): Karin prepares all interested students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Sonatina Festival;

*On a Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, 2019: Karin prepares all interested students to take the Washington State Music Teachers Association Musicianship Exams (now called the "Music Literacy Program");

*On a Sunday, May  19, 2019, at 6:30 PM: Karin prepares interested adult students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Adult Student Soiree; and

*In June 2019, Karin prepares school-aged students to perform in a spring studio-wide recital.


Performance Calendar

Karin's 2018/2019 Performance Dates


Karin McCullough at the downtown Seattle Public Library Auditorium

Pianist Karin McCullough is performing:


Sunday, December 9, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the West Seattle Public Library Branch in a free Ladies Musical Club of Seattle concert featuring poems of Emily Dickinson set to music by Aaron Copland performed by Lin Chen and Lucy Wenger, and solo late/post-romantic piano music performed by Karin McCullough (Prelude from Suite Bergamasque (1890-1905) by Claude Debussy; Reverie (1890) by Debussy; Preludes, Opus 11 (1888) by Alexander Scriabin: No. 1 in C Major (Ondeggiante Carezzando), No. 2 in a minor (Allegretto), No. 4 in e minor (Lento) and Etude in C sharp minor (Andante), Op. 2, No. 1 (1887) by Scriabin; Piano Pieces, Op. 118 (1893) by Johannes Brahms: No. 1: Intermezzo (Allegro non assai, ma molto appassionato), No. 2: Intermezzo (Andante teneramente) and No. 5: Romance (Andante)

January 3, 2019, Thursday, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Seattle Art Museum on First Avenue, downtown Seattle, in the Auditorium in a free Ladies Musical Club of Seattle concert designed to complement the museum's special exhibit: Peacock of the Desert http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/Exhibitions/Details?EventId=58950 Performing will be various pianists, including Karin McCullough performing a transcription of Rimsky-Korsakov's Song of India.

January 5, 2019, Saturday, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in a House Concert on an 1880's restored Knabe concert grand piano in the equally lovingly restored Craftsman home of Michael Schmitt, 5035 8th NE, Seattle 98105. Suggested donation: $25 per person. Music starts at 7:00 p.m. Karin will perform a solo piano recital of favorites mostly from the 1800's (including Bach, Brahms, Scriabin, Granados, Schumann & Debussy). Bring some food/drink to share and stay for the potluck dinner afterwards! Mr. Schmitt is taking reservations now, so if you are interested in attending, please RSVP oldhammerhand@hotmail.com or karinamccullough@hotmail.com

January 10, 2019, Thursday, from 1:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Crossroads Community Center in Bellevue (near Crossroads Mall)  in a free Ladies Musical Club of Seattle concert. Karin McCullough, pianist, and Adrianna Hulscher, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra violinist, will perform a violin/keyboard sonata (BWV 1016 in E Major) by JS Bach, Karin will perform the Italian Concerto and selections from the French Suite No. 1 in d minor by JS Bach, and Adrianna will perform a solo violin sonata and partita by JS Bach.  

January 26, 2019, Saturday, from 7:00 to 8:30p.m. at Music Center of the Northwest, 901 N. 96 St., Seattle, in a free Ladies Musical Club of Seattle concert. This concert, a Tribute to Clara Schumann, will be given twice (January 26 and February 4, 2019). On the program:  solo piano music by Clara Schumann, soprano and piano duets by Clara Schumann; a section from the Opus 17 trio (for violin, cello and piano) by Clara Schumann; a selection from Franz Liszt's Paganini etudes or the Song Transcriptions, Book B S.569/8;  Mendelssohn's Capriccio, Op. 5.29; an orchestral collaboration with King’s High School Orchestra (the first movement of Robert Schumann’s Piano concerto in A minor, Op. 152, featuring Valentina Rodov, pianist, with Eun Hee Cho, conductor. Pianist Karin McCullough will perform selections from Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words, Op. 19. 

February 2, 2019, Saturday, from 2:00 to 3:00p.m. at the Frye Art Museum in a free Ladies Musical Club of Seattle concert in the Auditorium. This concert, a Tribute to Clara Schumann, will be given twice (January 26 and February 2, 2019). On the program:  solo piano music by Clara Schumann, soprano and piano duets by Clara Schumann; a section from the Opus 17 trio (for violin, cello and piano) by Clara Schumann; a selection from Franz Liszt's Paganini etudes or the Song Transcriptions, Book B S.569/8;  Mendelssohn's Capriccio, Op. 5.29. Pianist Karin McCullough will perform selections from Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words, Op. 19. Get your free "ticket" at the museum's front desk.

February 23, 2019, Saturday, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. as part of the Haller Lake Music Series at Haller Lake United Methodist Church, 13055 1st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Soprano Eliza and Baritone Revere Woodyard, accompanied by Karin McCullough, pianist, perform music perfect for a post-Valentine's Day concert: vocal duets (including Thoughts of Home, Burning Love, and Parting by Peter Cornelius), An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved), Op. 98, for baritone, by Beethoven  and Menotti's "The Telephone," a 25-minute "rom-com" (romantic, comedic opera), which they recently sang to great acclaim in New Mexico and Colorado. Admission is by freewill donation ($20 suggested; $5 for under 21 years old). There is ample free off-street parking, as well as free punch and cookies at a post-concert reception.


March 8, 2019, Friday, from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. live on KING FM's Northwest Focus Live show. Pianist Karin McCullough and violinist Adrianna Hulscher will be interviewed by Sean McLean and perform live on the air solos and duets for keyboard and violin by JS Bach. 


March 10, 2019, Sunday, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Southwest Seattle Library in a free Ladies Musical Club of Seattle concert in the Auditorium. Karin McCullough will perform music by JS Bach. Also on the program, oboist Sharon Jung performs 25 minutes of oboe music. 



March 30, 2019, Saturday, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Music Center of the Northwest, 901 N. 96th St., Seattle in a free Ladies Musical Club of Seattle concert, "2nd Annual Bach Centennial Celebration" featuring various ensembles and solos by performing members Karin McCullough, pianist, among others.

April 6, 2019, Saturday, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Frye Art Museum in a free Ladies Musical Club of Seattle concert in the Auditorium. Karin McCullough and Lucy Wenger, pianists, will perform four-hands/one piano duets. Get your free "ticket" at the museum's front desk.

April 10, 2019, Wednesday, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Clark-Lindsey Retirement Home in Urbana, Illinois, in a free to the public concert.

April 11, 2019, Thursday, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Windsor of Savoy Retirement Home in Savoy, Illinois, in a free to the public concert. 

May 8, 2019, Wednesday, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the downtown Seattle Public Library, in a free Ladies Musical Club of Seattle concert in the Auditorium. Solo pianist, Karin McCullough, performs a recital called "1685: It was a very good year!" featuring Grieg’s "From Holberg's Time" written to commemorate the birth in 1685 of famous Danish playwright Holberg; Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti; and the Italian Concerto by JS Bach. 




 

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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/2015/09/10/gift-music-free-admission-more-50-concerts-our-season.


Masterworks Concerts at Seattle Symphony. I have the opportunity to call the symphony 20 days or fewer before any Masterworks Concert in the 2018/2019 season and receive up to two free student (age 5-18) tickets to offer to any of my interested students. Contact me if you have a child who would like to attend one of these concerts with me!


Connoisseur Concerts on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons on top of Queen Anne. I have one free student (age 7-14) ticket to offer to any of my interested students to any one of the concerts in the 2018/2019 season. Contact me if you have a child who would like to attend one of these concerts with me! 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 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) ($18 general admission). For more information see seattlephil.org


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