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Showa College of Music, Kawasaki, Japan, June 26, 2014
Student theme in the style of Chopin
Faculty Theme in a chromatic/atonal style
Pop-style improv on a chord progression by Yoshio Ikeda


Crossroads School, February 24, 2013

“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” in the style of Beethoven
“Use Ajax, the Foaming Cleanser” in the style of a Tango
“The Pink Panther” in the style of Tschaikovsky
“Tristan and Isolde” in the style of Scott Joplin
Paganini’s Caprice no. 24 in the style of Debussy
Encore for two pianos (RG and Nikita Sokolov)


Hanoi National Conservatory, Vietnam, June 26, 2012
Student theme in the style of Dvorak
Student theme in the style of Chopin

Showa College of Music, Kawasaki, Japan, June 22, 2012
Student theme in the style of Chopin
Student theme in the style of Brahms
Pandiatonic improvisation with student Yuri Ogawa
Improvised encore [4 keyboards]
Audience theme in the style of Brahms (Yamanashi Univ., June 23)

Crossroads School, March 4, 2012
Children's Song ("Hänschen klein") variations
"Singin' in the Rain" as a Chopin waltz
"The Pink Panther" as a Bach Gigue
Bach's "Art of Fugue" theme in the style of Brahms
Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" in the style of Khachaturian

Showa College of Music, Kawasaki, Japan, June 15 & 17, 2011
Showa Conservatory chimes in the style of Brahms
4-note student theme in an Impressionist style
Pandiatonic improvisation with Prof. Yoshifumi Fujiwara

Crossroads School, February 27, 2011
"The Lonely Goatherd"(Sound of Music) in the style of Bach
"Three Blind Mice" in the style of Scarlatti
"It's a Small World" in the style of Mozart
Bach's "Ich ruf zu dir" in the style of Schubert
Two-piano improvisation on Paginini's Caprice No.24 in A minor
"Happy Birthday" in the style of Debussy
"Can-Can" (Offenbach) in the style of Stravinsky


Showa College of Music, Kawasaki, Japan, June 17, 2010
Student theme in the style of a Bach Fugue
Student theme in the style of Mozart
Student theme in the style of Chopin
Bach, Concerto in F (excerpt from 1st mvt), BWV 1057
Improvised encore [2 keyboards and percussion]


Crossroads School, February 28, 2010
Chopin's A major Prelude in the style of Schumann
"How Much is that Doggie in the Window" in the style of Pergolesi
"How Much is that Doggie in the Window" in the style of Samuel Barber
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" in the style of Schubert
"Good Vibrations" in the style of Bartók
"Star Spangled Banner" in the style of Rachmaninoff

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (SCMAH), October 8, 2009
    A short excursion through musical styles:
Schubert's Unfinished Symphony Theme as a Pavane & Galliard (Renaissance)
Schubert's Unfinished Symphony Theme as a Bach Fugue (Baroque)
Chopin's "Raindrop Prelude" in the style of Mozart (Classical)
"Three Blind Mice" in the style of Chopin (Romantic)
Chopin's "Raindrop Prelude" in the style of Bartók (20th century)


Shanghai Conservatory of Music, June 24 & 25, 2009
Student theme in the style of Mendelssohn (June 25)
Student theme in the style of Beethoven (June 25)
Student theme in the style of Debussy (June 25)
"Twinkle, Twinkle..." as a Bach Fugue" (June 24)
"Twinkle, Twinkle..." in the style of Brahms (June 24)


Crossroads School, March 8, 2009
"Star Wars" theme in the style of a Baroque Gavotte
Darth Vader's theme from "Star Wars" in the style of Beethoven
"Colonel Bogey March" in the style of Brahms
"Rhapsody in Blue" in the style of Debussy
"Third Man Theme" in the style of a late Renaissance Madrigal for Keyboard
"Some Enchanted Evening" in the style of Prokofiev


Giglio Hall, Showa College of Music
, Kawasaki, Japan, July 12, 2008
"Sakura" in the style of Debussy
Audience theme in the style of Chopin
Audience theme in the style of Gershwin

Tunghai University, Taiwan, July 1, 2008
Bach's "Rondeau" from the Suite in B minor in the style of Brahms
Bach's "Rondeau: from the Suite in B minor in the style of Bartok
Student theme in the style of late Scriabin/Alban Berg


Crossroads School, March 2, 2008

"Singin' in the Rain" in the style of Wagner
"La Cucaracha"  in the style of Prokoviev
Dvorak's New World Sym. (1st mvt) in the style of Debussy
Cell Phone Ringtone in the style of a Renaissance Galliard
Beethoven's 5th (1st mvt) in the style of a Chopin Waltz
"Girl from Ipanema" in the style of Poulenc
"Let's Face the Music and Dance"(?) in the style of Gershwin/Ellington


Showa College of Music
, Kawasaki, Japan, June 2006, 2007
Student theme--"Three Blind Mice" in the style of a folk-song arrangement (2007)
Student theme as a Baroque fugue (2007)
Student theme played in the Classical style (2007)
"Sakura" (traditional Japanese song) in the style of Brahms (2006)


Crossroads School, April 18, 2004

Paganini's Caprice no.24 in the style of Debussy
"Home on the Range" in the style of Brahms
Bizet's "Habanera"(Carmen) in the style of Shostakovich


Occidental College 32nd and final Annual Concert, March 31, 2001
Audience tune in the style of a Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody (does anyone know this tune?)
"Shave and a Haircut" as an 18th century French Harpsichord piece
"Take the A Train" as a Chopin Funeral March
"Chopsticks" in the style of Charles Ives


Occidental College 30th Annual Concert, February 26, 1999
Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" in the style of Mozart
"I Could Have Danced All Night" in the style of a Stravinsky Tango
"James Bond" and "Pink Panther" themes as a double fugue
Pachelbel Canon in a Renaissance style
"Heart & Soul" in the style of Mahler
Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Chorale) as a Tango

West Los Angeles Music Teachers Assoc. of Calif. (MTAC) Dec.6, 1994
"More" (from "Mondo Cane") in the style of Chopin
Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" (1st mvt.)  in the style of Bartók
"We Three Kings" in a Spanish style


Occidental College 25th Annual Concert, March 4, 1994
"The Blue Danube" in the style of a Chopin Nocturne
The Muppets' Theme in the style of Bach fugue
"The Old Grey Mare" Variations in the style of Beethoven
 Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" in the style of a Tango
"Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing" in the style of Brahms
"Anybody's Guess" [a  jazz-inspired piece]
"Mr. 528" for six keyboards, synthesizer and computer


Occidental College 22nd Annual Concert, March 1, 1991
"I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" as a late Beethoven Sonata
"Ode to Joy" (Beethoven) in the style of a Chopin Waltz


Compositions on YouTube:
Mr. 528 (2012 version)
Rain (part 1) [piano, Ring Modulator, tape delay]
Rain (part 2) [piano, Ring Modular, tape delay]
Homage to JS Bach (harpsichord and tape delay)
Meadow Music (piano solo)
"Reveries" for Yamaha HX-1
"Rocky Road Ripple"
Fantasy on Broadway Boogie Woogie
St. John Passion
Stephen Malinowski's Music Animation Machine realization of Rocky Road Ripple  description