Edward Auer Piano Workshop

Academy faculty

Edward Auer

As the first American prizewinner of the Warsaw Chopin competition, Edward Auer also won prizes in the Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Marguerite Long competitions, later serving on their juries. He has performed in more than 30 countries, with the LA Philharmonic, NHK Tokyo, and RIAS Orchestra Berlin, and conductors such as Zubin Mehta and Charles Dutoit. Auer’s Chopin recordings are widely acclaimed.

Junghwa Moon Auer

Junghwa Moon Auer led the transformation of the Edward Auer Workshop into a pioneering online event in 2020. Classes featuring recording producers and managers helped make this innovative workshop particularly useful for young pianists. A Beethoven class with pianist Richard Goode was one of the many highlights. Moon Auer performs in duo recitals with husband Edward Auer and is on the artist faculty of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

2020-21 Online Winter Workshop

December 16–January 17

The participant fee: $650 for early registration: December 4
The participant fee: $700 for registration: December 11
Auditor’s fee: $200.


2021 EA Online Winter Workshop:

The Pandemic has reordered our possibilities, mostly for the worse. However, since our professors will not physically be in Bloomington, we are able to extend the time period of the Workshop for our students’ benefit. 


2021 EA Online Winter Workshop Professors:

Edward Auer, Indiana University
Junghwa Moon Auer, Roosevelt University
Jerome Lowenthal, The Juilliard School
Kevin Kenner, University of Miami
Christopher Harding, University of Michigan
Michael Chertock, College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati
Emile Naoumoff, Indiana University


The last two weeks of December of 2020

  • Each Participant will have two individual (or private) lessons with two of the workshop guest teachers.
  • There will be one group session with the recording producer to learn how to make better recordings for Auditions.
  • There will be a few group meetings with Workshop faculty centering on how to perform well in the audition situation.

January 6, 7, 8

  • Each Participant will have one Master Class with one of the workshop guest faculty members. Participants and auditors will join the class for the master classes.

January 10, 16, 17

  • Each Participant will have one Mock Audition with four different Workshop professors: Each participant will play for the guest professors about 10-15 minutes and will receive verbal and written comments from each of them.

After the mock auditions

  • Each participant will arrange a meeting with Joe Patrych, the recording producer, to refine and enhance the audition recordings. This will not be for any note to note editing but for overall sound quality improvement.
    For more information, please contact musicsp@indiana.edu.