Press Release

Release Date: May 22, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office



ADA, Okla. – Music workshops hosted by the Chickasaw Nation will feature instruction by accomplished pianist Claire Marquardt, who will share insight gained during her lifetime involvement in music.

The music theory and history workshops will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, May 28, through Thursday, June 7, at the art and music studio, 816 Arlington Center.

Marquardt, from Poteau, Oklahoma, has been surrounded by music since the age of four when she began playing piano. She graduated from East Central University with a Bachelor of Science in music, then went on to receive her master’s degree for music in piano performance at the University of Oklahoma.

Marquardt teaches piano for the Chickasaw Nation School of Piano and is an accompanist for the Ada Junior High and High School choirs. She is currently in the process of finishing her master’s degree for music in collaborative piano at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Students will focus on music theory and the history of music.

  • 4 – 4:45 p.m.   Level 1:  pre-K through second grade
  • 5 – 5:45 p.m.   Level 2:  third grade through fifth grade
  • 6 – 6:45 p.m.   Level 3:  sixth grade through 12th grade
  • 7 – 7:45 p.m.   Level 4:  Adults of all ages

Level 1 will cover instruments, famous programmatic music, rhythms and the musical alphabet.

Level 2 will cover instruments, musical notation and famous composers from the four eras of music history.

Level 3 will focus on composers, key musical concepts and paintings of the four eras of music history as well as the musical alphabet, musical notation and key signatures.

Level 4 will cover composers, key musical concepts and artistic ties of the four eras of music history as well as musical notation, scales and commonly used chords.

The workshop is open to the public at no charge.

For more information, contact arts and humanities at 580-272-5520.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016