The 47th Annual Piano Festival of the

University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
June 16-19, 2004

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 held each evening. On Wednesday, June 16, the program will also feature the annual Clara Wells Scholarship Auditions.

The year 2004 marks the forty-seventh annual gathering. Previous Matthay Festivals have taken place at many locations throughout North America, including Philips Academy at Andover, 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, and Columbus State University.

Festival Location

The University of Richmond, located in Richmond, Virginia, is located on 350 acres of stately pines, rolling hills and a 10-acre lake located only six miles from downtown Richmond. The Princeton Review has cited the University as “Most Beautiful in the Country."

RIGHT: Booker Hall of Music

Lodging Options

Air-conditioned residence hall rooms and meals are available at the University of Richmond at the very reasonable rates of $30.00 per person per night for double occupancy and $34.00 per person per night for single occupancy. Check-in time is from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Keller Hall Reception Room (there will be a sign). Check-out is before 10:00 AM on Sunday morning. Please make your reservations by clicking on the Registration Form, printing it, and returning it with the appropriate amount to the address indicated. The meal plan at the university is priced at $19.50 plus 9.5% tax daily and may be purchased on campus.

Accommodations are also available at the Holiday Inn, 6531 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23230. When you call the hotel's number (804-285-9951) or fax (804-673-9632), please ask for the University of Richmond rate of $59.00 per night. This housing depends on availability; if you desire hotel housing, please call as soon as you can.


The banquet is scheduled for Saturday evening, June 19 at 5:30 PM at the in the University Club. The menu is as follows: spinach salad with walnut vinaigrette, tenderloin of beef with Bourbon sauce, portabella mushroom steaks, twice baked potato, fresh broccoli florets, dinner rolls with butter, dessert of key lime meringue cake or chocolate mousse. The banquet fee is $33.00 including tax and gratuity.

Travel to Richmond, Virginia

There are two forms of transportation from the Richmond International Airport. Groome Transportation (1-800-552-7911) and Taxis. One way rates for Groome are $27.00 for one person, $30.25 for two people, $33.00 for three people and $9.00 per person for groups of four or more. A Taxi will generally be in the same cost range. Both Groome and Taxis are located outside of baggage claim at the center island transportation curb.

For travel by car and for campus maps, please consult the University of Richmond web site:

Festival Program

Festival Registration

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