Piano Masterclass – Janet Scott Hoyt
October 11, 2018 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Convocation Hall, University of Alberta
Join us for a piano master class with former Music Department pianist and renowned piano pedagogue, Professor Emerita Janet Scott Hoyt.
Alberta-born pianist Janet Scott Hoyt is a performer and pedagogue with a wealth of experience on the concert stage and in the teaching studio. She studied at the University of Alberta with Robert Stangeland and completed her postgraduate studies there, supported by numerous scholarships and awards. Further studies were done in Europe with Cecile Genhart and at the Banff Centre with Gyorgy Sebok and Menahem Pressler.
A highly sought-after collaborative pianist, she has had a long association with the Banff Centre for the Arts. In 1995 she was nominated to lead the Collaborative Pianists Faculty there. During the course of her career, she has performed with many internationally renowned artists, including violinists Sydney Harth, Oskar Shumsky, flautists Robert Aiken and Jeanne Baxtresser, horn players Barry Tuckwell and David Hoyt, cellists Shauna Rolston, Tanya Prochazka and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. Among her many performances are premieres of works by composers such as Violet Archer, Srul Irving Glick, Malcolm Forsyth, and Oskar Morawetz.
Janet Scott Hoyt was named to the piano faculty of the Department of Music at the University of Alberta in 1998 where she now supervises a graduate program in piano pedagogy. She has also served as a faculty member for Augustana University College and the L.I.S. Summer School at the Hochschule Fur Musik in Detmold, Germany. She is in great demand as adjudicator, coach and workshop clinician.