Adam’s Music House


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Adam’s is busy this summer! Dr. Tobin is doing Debussy Blog Posts every Friday, and Pedagogy Blog posts on other pieces every Monday.

After August 3rd, we will make the Monday presentation a public Zoom Meeting at 7PM Central Time. On August 10th, Dr. Tobin will lead a discusison about how to approach a new piece of music. Students, teacher, and music afficiandos are welcome to attend!

We have a weekly online Zoom Concert Wednesday’s at 6PM Central Time. We have had solo piano, instrumental groups of classical, folk, jazz, and soul genres, and groups of students!

Dr. Tobin will perform the Mozart Sonata in a minor K310 Bach d minor Prelude and Fugue from the WTC II, and 4 Shostakovich Preludes on Sunday August 16th at 4PM CDT, on Zoom. We will post the Zoom link a week before the concert.

Please join Adam’s Music House this Wednesday, August 5th at 6 PM CT, for a performance featuring cello students from the Washington DC area, Matthew and Sophia. Matthew and Sophia will play Nimrod from Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Op. 36, and the Presto from Haydn’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 74, #2. Then Matthew will play the Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 3 (Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourrée I, Bourrée II, Gigue).

Adam’s Music House’s Zoom Concert

Time: Aug 5, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 950 9329 5315 Passcode: 886701

Sophia and Matthew Cummings, cellists

No one is more surprised and pleased to see this sister-brother duo back in action than I, their mother! Why, you may ask? Well, Sophia hasn’t had the chance to play the cello in almost 2 years since she went to college to pursue her passion at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, but it didn’t take her long to pick it back up— after all, she has been playing the cello since she was 4 years old. Prior to the pandemic, Sophia had been extremely busy in the honors college making the Dean’s List, joining a sorority, working on campus, and playing intramural sports. She loves music but hasn’t had a chance yet to engage in anything musical on campus since it shut down due to Covid. She loves to sing, taught herself to play the guitar and ukulele, and actually has a young ukulele student that she’ll be teaching online when she returns to campus this Fall. Her brother, Matthew, a rising high school senior, has also been playing cello from a young age. His passion is music and he aspires to major in composition while continuing to study the cello in college. Matthew just completed a 4-week online composition experience at The Walden School and had his piece, “PIK-010” for solo piccolo, premiered last week via Zoom. He is a National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellow, a member of the American Youth Philharmonic, and an Arlington Public Schools Arts Apprentice. He studies cello with Ms. Danielle Cho and composition with Dr. Jordan Chase.

Check out of Facebook event page for the Zoom link and more information.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, all events at Adam’s Music House have been cancelled, but in addition to the Wednesday Zoom concerts Dr. Tobin is doing video blog posts on topics of pianistic pedagogic interest. Friday’s are dedicated to the works of Claude Debussy, while Monday’s are now a weekly Zoom meeting where different topics of piano learning and instruction will be discussed.

We are very pleased to announce Angela in Laredo, TX is our latest Fellowship Recipient. She will perform the works of Moritz Moszkowsky for her presentation in December. Angela will perform during a Zoom meet and greet Saturday September 12th at 7PM CDT. We will provide the zoom link here a week before.

Adam’s 2020 Fellowship Recipient Angela

Diane Donnovan did a radio show on KMFA Austin with Dr. Tobin recently. They discussed Adam’s Music House and our summer activities including the Zoom concerts and blog posts. Listen here.

Stay tuned, this summer we’ll announce our 2020 events and masterclasses.

One of many masterclasses on our Bösendorfer pianos.

Enrique Rangel, the first recipient of the Adam’s Music House Fellowship, prepared a 30 minute lecture and program of music by Nikolai Medtner. Check out our blog posts and YouTube page to listen to his lecture and performance.

Want to know a little more about Adam’s Music House? Check out the interview we did with KMFA below.