Alumni Reunion Weekend Snaps

Masterclass performers included Youming Chen, Krista Jobson and Tate Addis

Enjoying a lunch visit are alums Melody Stroth, Janet Howard, Jennifer Linn and Laurie Cooper

Robin Williams and Karen-McBee chat with Sanna Cass

Professor Richard Williams and Janet Fetterman visit at welcome reception

Keyboard Studies faculty members Dr. Karen Kushner and Dr. Robert Weirich

Alumni Cynthia Hukill and Pat Thompson with Kent Thompson

Alumni Robert Basolo (right) with Jerry Pope and Rick Truman at champagne reception

Alumna Jennifer Linn with former faculty and alumna Karen Halverhout

Alumni Weekend Committee Janet Fetterman, Sanna Cass, Melody, Stroth, Barb Lutman and Janet Howard

Alumnus Peter Cooper admiring his thank you gift of an Annedores Chocolate Paino

Liz Cass Brown, Brannan Cass, Sanna Cass, Kathy Kraai and Carolina Cass

88 Keys Promotion

Purchase a piano key and you’ll help the Conservatory acquire a new Steinway “D” Concert Grand!

You can pay tribute to the rich legacy of the Conservatory Keyboard Studies program with your purchase of one or more of the 88 keys on a Steinway piano. Proceeds will go toward a new Steinway concert grand piano dedicated to the memory of Professor Emeritus Richard Cass, who passed away last year.

How It Works:

Each of the 88 keys on a piano keyboard is assigned a dollar value ranging from $100 to a top price of $2,500 for Middle C. Donors can purchase one or more keys – even an entire octave. Or, groups can join together to make a purchase.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 through this fundraiser. Your purchase is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Best of all, the first $10,000 raised through 88 Keys will be matched. That means, if you purchase a $200 key, your gift is doubled.

And yes, you’ll receive the actual Steinway key that you purchase!

For more information and to purchase a key, click here.

Richard Cass CD “Treasures”

In case you missed the Richard Cass Tribute Concert you can still capture the incredible performances of Richard Cass by getting a CD created especially for our Alumni Weekend.  You can receive the CD by simply making a donation to the Richard Cass Piano Fund – a minimum donation of $20 will do.  Mail a check to the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the address to the right or contact me via phone and I’ll take your credit/debit card information and your Richard Cass CD entitle “Treasures” will be mailed to you.