The 57th Annual Piano Festival of the

Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, Texas
June 18-21, 2014

The Matthay Festival is designed to offer participants direct and concentrated access to the Matthay teaching principles as they apply at all levels, including that of the performing artist. Daytime sessions include lectures, demonstrations, performances, and master classes, and a recital is heard each evening. The year 2014 marks the fifty-seventh annual gathering. Previous Matthay Festivals have taken place at many locations throughout North America, including the Philips Academy at Andover, Massachusetts, the University of Maryland, the University of Central Florida, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, San Jose State University, Williams College, Pennsylvania State University, the University of South Carolina, Wittenberg University, the University of Kansas, Columbus State University, the University of Richmond, East Carolina University, King College, Union University, and Western Carolina University. This year, on Wednesday, June 18, the program will also feature the Clara Wells Biennial Scholarship Auditions.

Festival Location

The 2014 Matthay Festival will be held at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. Founded in 1890, Texas Wesleyan is a United Methodist institution with a tradition in the liberal arts and sciences and a focus on professional and career preparation. Since 1934, Texas Wesleyan has remained a co-educational liberal arts institution with an increasingly comprehensive academic and student life program. In addition to strong undergraduate programs, the University added graduate programs in education in the 1970s and in nurse anesthesia in the 1980s.

The Texas Wesleyan Department of Music focuses upon preparing balanced citizens who will serve their communities with music as one of their primary skills. The students develop strategies for communicative performing, build meaningful interactive presentations, and think critically about their relationship to audience and community. 

LEFT: The Oneal-Sells Adminstration Building at Texas Wesleyan University is a Texas Historic Landmark
RIGHT: The Ann Waggoner Fine Arts Building is home to the Department of Music at Texas Wesleyan University

Lodging and Banquet

Participants are responsible for their own housing arrangements. A block of rooms has been reserved at the
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth Medical Center at 912 Northton Street, Fort Worth, TX (817) 921-0788. Rooms with one king or two queen beds are available at the festival rate of $125.00 per night. Please use the code "AMA." You may go to the Hilton website, or click here. The Festival rate is available until May 19 or the rooms are sold out, whichever comes first.

This year’s banquet will be on Saturday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden, the Festival hotel. The choices are stuffed chicken Florentine with roasted red skin potatoes and vegetable medley at $32.00 or eggplant parmesan over spaghetti with tomato basil sauce at $24.00. Both options include tiramisu, coffee, and tea. Please include your choice on the registration form. A cash bar will be available

Travel to Texas Wesleyan University

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, DFW, is served by most major airlines, and is approximately 25 miles from the campus. Various shuttle services are available. However, it will be necessary to have access to a car to travel between Texas Wesleyan University and the Festival hotel.

For driving directions to the campus, please click here.

For driving directions to the Hilton Garden Inn, please click here.

Festival Program

Festival Registration

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