The piano department at Howard W. Blake is a vibrant community of young artists, seeking to further their experience in piano studies. Piano majors participate in a myriad of performances opportunities including recitals, Solo and Ensemble, community outreach opportunities, and collaboration with other groups in our music department. These collaborations include students playing in pit orchestras for our musical productions, accompanying concert band, jazz band, chorus, and orchestra students, as well as combined performances with our guitar and harp programs
Matthew Stenberg, Director, Piano
Matthew Stenberg is in his 20th year of music education, and his 5th year teaching piano and voice at Blake High School. Mr. Stenberg received his B.S. in Piano and Music Education from Clearwater Christian College, and M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida. He is an active accompanist, keyboardist, private instructor, and musical director. Musical directing credits include, Legally Blonde, 42nd Street, Oliver, Godspell, Annie Get Your Gun, Hello! Dolly, The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Sideshow, and Into the Woods, among others. Mr. Stenberg lives in Tampa with his family and enjoys sports, directing the church choir and spending time with his family.
Once you have applied, you will receive an email with step-by-step instructions for your audition!
Students are asked to prepare two piano solos of contrasting style, preferably from the classical repertoire. Selections from other genres are acceptable and will be considered.
Memorization of the solos is not required.