Adam’s Music House Fellowship 2019

Adam’s Music House is pleased to announce the second annual Adam’s Music House Piano Fellowship, September 2019-Early December 2019.
Auditions to be held during April 2019

Selection Requirements:
Complete an interview/audition at Adam’s Music House Prepare two substantial works of contrasting style and musical period.
Examples include a Sonata by Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, a larger work like a Chopin Scherzo or Ballade, a set of Rachmaninoff Preludes, works by Debussy, Liszt, Ravel, Schumann, Brahms, a multi-movement work by Bach.

Fellowship Requirements:
1-Prepare a 30 minute recital of pieces by Max Reger and a 30 minute lecture discussing the pieces chosen. Music will be chosen from the collection at Adam’s Music House.

2-The presentation of both will be in early December at Adam’s Music House, 6007 Belfast, Austin TX. 78723. (

3-Appear at a reception in mid-September, perform a short program of two contrasting works, discuss plans for the recital and lecture.
4-During September, October, and November attend 2 sessions per month with pianist Dr. Anthony Tobin ( to work on pieces and the lecture. 

This is to ensure that progress is made toward the recital and lecture and to help make the process one of discovery and thoughtful consideration.

Advanced students from high school through adults.
We especially encourage advanced high school students and serious adults.

Ability to self-motivate to prepare a 30 minute program and 30 minute lecture that illuminates the music and composer for a general audience with some knowledge of classical music.
Desire to work with the music and space at Adam’s Music House.
Desire and ability to meet with the public to describe the work done for the Adam’s Music House Fellowship.

$3000 stipend, $1500 to be paid in September 2019 and $1500 upon completion of the lecture recital in December 2019.
Ability to work with the musical collection and pianos at Adam’s Music House.
Guidance and suggestions from pianist Dr. Anthony Tobin and the Adam’s Music House community.

The first fellowship recipient, Enrique Rangel, performed Mednter’s Opus 38.
Listen to his performance of the Sonata from that set:

To learn more about Adams Music House visit:
To hear the December 2018 KMFA Radio interview with Joe Bratcher and Dr. Anthony Tobin visit:

Enrique Rangel Performs Forgotten Melodies, Op. 38: No. 6. Canzona Serenata

Enrique Rangel Performs Forgotten Melodies, Op. 38: No. 6. Canzona Serenata

This week we’re posting Enrique Rangel’s performance of Forgotten Melodies, Op. 38: No. 6 Canzona Serenata

Check out our YouTube channel for Enrique’s lecture & previous videos from this series:

Op. 38: No. 1. Sonata-Reminiscenza 

Op. 38: No. 2. Danza graziosa

Op. 38: No. 3. Danza festiva

Op. 38: No. 4. Canzona fluviala

Op. 38: No. 6. Canzona Serenata

Stay tuned for more every Wednesday!

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Kiyoshi Tamagawa Master Class

We were very pleased to have Dr. Kiyoshi Tamagawa from Southwestern University give a master class for 5 very good students!


Hector – Mozart K 547a
Bridget Hoang – Chopin Impromptu in G-flat Major
Andrew Van – Bartok Bear Dance
Anastasia Loiko – Rachmaninoff Prelude Op.3 No. 2
Jacob Preece – Rachmaninoff Prelude in b minor Opus 32#10

We look forward to Sophia Gilmson’s master class Saturday March 2nd from 2-4PM and to Dr. Anthony Tobin presentation of his new film and the First Book of the Debussy Preludes, Sunday February 24th at 4PM.

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

During a recent trip to New York, Adam’s Founder Joe Bratcher and Artistic Director Anthony Tobin visited Strand Books and found “Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M Barrie, illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

Claude Debussy read the stories to his daughter Chouchou and was inspired by the vivid, victorian color drawings which depict the fantastic scenes of fairies and other mythical beings Peter Pan encounters. The Book II Prelude, “The Fairies Are Exquisite Dancers, was inspired by this stunning drawing:

The Fairies Are Exquisite Dancers

Hear Anthony Tobin playing “The Fairies Are Exquisite Dancers” in Steinway Hall Zurich, June 2018:

We are really excited to have this historic book in the collection at Adam’s Music House!

October Update!


Saturday October 20th 9 students traveled to Austin from Laredo, 7 played before and after dinner at Cenote. We had a wonderful time and they invited Dr. Anthony Tobin to play, give a class, and show his film at TAMIU in Laredo next spring. Thanks for making the trip to Austin! Next Saturday, October 27th at 2PM, Dr. Bradley Bolen of Baylor University will give a master class, we are looking forward!


Sophia Gilmson gave a wonderful lecture-demonstration of Bach and Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues Saturday October 13th at 2PM. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and talent with us!


Saturday’s September 29th class with Dr. Fritz Gechter from TAMIU in Laredo was enjoyed by students and observers alike.  We are pleased Dr. Fritz imparted his knowledge and experience!


Our first Adam’s Music House Fellowship winner, Enrique Rangel, is making progress. September 23rd he played the Opus 38 Medtner Sonata and greeted the public.


Enrique Rangel Fellowship Winner~

Sunday September 24th Enrique Rangel played the Sonata Opus 38 by Medtner, the first part of his work on the complete Opus 38 which he will present December 20th.

Joe Bratcher presented him with a certificate and half his award. Enrique played really well, we are very pleased with his work and progress and look forward to the rest of his work.

September is almost over!

We are busy at Adam’s Music House!  Our first fellowship recipient, Enrique Rangel, will perform Medtner’s Opus 38 Sonata and meet the public at 4PM September 23rd.


Dr. Fritz Gechter from TAMIU in Laredo will give a master class on Saturday September 29th from 2-4PM, 4 students will play works ranging from beginning to Clair de Lune of Debussy and the Funeral March of Chopin.

We are thrilled Professor Sophia Gilmson from UT Austin will perform a recital of Bach and Shostakovich Preludes Saturday October 13th at 2PM, free and open.


Dr. Anthony Tobin, Artistic Director at Adam’s, will give an encore master class for students from TAMIU in Laredo October 20th from 2-4.


Dr. Bradley Bolen from Baylor University will give a master class, already full, on Saturday October 27th from 2-4 PM. We are a looking forward to having him!