Past Events

Summer Composer Series

Bach * Beethoven * Mozart


Featuring Utah Piano Conservatory Honors Division Faculty

Dr. Ralph van der Beek

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New Zealand born Artist-Teacher Ralph van der Beek is in high demand as a teacher, clinician and adjudicator. His piano students have won the top prizes in state, regional and national competitions including two MTNA  national first place winners. He has presented for many conferences such as the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, the International French Music Conference, the MTNA National Conference, the Gina Bachauer Foundation, the Utah Symphony Guild, and several UMTA State Conferences. Dr. van der Beek is an Associate Professor of Piano at Weber State University (WSU), where he teaches piano, keyboard literature, theory and aural skills. Prior to his appointment at WSU, he served as an Assistant Professor of Piano at Utah State University (USU), where he directed the nationally recognized USU Youth Conservatory. Dr. van der Beek earned a Bachelor of Music from Utah State University and a Master of Music from Indiana University, culminating in a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California. Ralph is married to Rebecca Bigelow and they have 9 children.

First Fridays in June, July & August at 6pm!

Join us to celebrate the inspiring lives and music of Bach, Mozart & Beethoven.  Dr. van der Beek will share 3 consecutive interactive sessions for our Summer Composer Series at Utah Piano Conservatory.  RSVP required with ticketing at The audience will be educated, entertained & mentored in musical greatness including:

  • Live performance
  • Inspiring, faith promoting stories
  • Biographical & historical presentation
  • Listening CD compilations for each attendee included

June 5th 6-7pm

          Interactive Session #1: The Gift and Power of Bach’s Music, Life and Legacy.

July 3rd 6-7pm

          Interactive Session #2: The Gift and Power of Mozart’s Music, Life and Legacy.

August 7th 6-7pm

          Interactive Session #3: The Gift and Power of Beethoven’s Music, Life and Legacy.

The events will be held in the Concerto Hall at Utah Piano Conservatory.

FREE for all Conservatory Students & Families!

Get Tickets Here

*Events recommended for an audience 8 and older.

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