Arctic Cam keyboard

The keyboard is shown in the parking lot of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in this screenshot taken from the Arctic Cam, http://www.newsminer.com/arctic_cam.

FAIRBANKS - Always wanted to play the keyboards in front of an international audience? Here's your chance.

An oversized battery-operated keyboard has been placed in front of the Arctic Cam at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, which has viewers from around the world. Visitors are welcome to stop by and dance a tune or two during regular business hours, unless it's raining. Friends and family can watch (no audio, yet. We're working on it.) at http://www.newsminer.com/arctic_cam

From the parking lot, the Arctic Cam is in a second-floor window directly in front of the keyboard.

The keyboard is part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks promotion of the Alaska International e-Piano Competition, June 28-July 12. Twenty-four young pianists will compete for $65,000 in prizes, as well as performances in Chicago and New York.

They will perform on an internet-connected piano, a Yamaha Disklavier, which will be streamed lived and shared with other connected Disklavier pianos around the world. 

For more information about the e-piano competition, contact Jennifer Marrott at jmarrott@alaska.edu.