Teaching Programs

Next Festival for Emerging Artists

Peter Askim with Nadia Sirota
Sunday, May 29-Saturday, June 4
The Next Festival for Emerging Artists will feature talented string players on the cusp of professional careers. Renowned educator, composer and conductor Peter Askim (Music Director, Composer-in-Residence, Idyllwild Arts) will lead the highly individualized program. A perfect way to prepare for an audition, rehearse with a quartet, learn new repertoire or reconnect with the joy of music making! This year, the featured Guest Artist is violist Nadia Sirota.  Contact the Next Festival for Emerging Artists: info@next-fest.org; 808-393-5291. Website: www.next-fest.org.

College Audition Advantage

Wednesday, July 20 – Saturday, July 30
The College Audition Advantage Summer Institute for young singers provides intensive individual instruction to integrate vocal technique, dramatic presentation, and musicianship into a complete and polished audition package. After adjudicating hundreds of college auditions as members of the music faculties at NYU, Ithaca College, and other leading conservatories, CAA founders Deborah Lifton and Dr. Charis Dimaras observed a real lack of results-oriented, performance-specific training opportunities for high school and undergraduate singers. Classroom teachers focus on the fundamentals of musicianship and technique, while parents and guidance counselors generally lack familiarity with the highly specialized landscape of top performance programs. CAA was founded to address this important void. Through individual lessons, small-group instruction, and master classes, students are prepared to give a polished performance from the moment they walk in the room. Website: www.collegeauditionadvantage.com.

Lucarelli Oboe Master Class

Sunday, July 31 – Friday, August 5
Music Mountain presents the 20th annual master class, focusing on the fundamentals of oboe playing in solo performance, including skills for reed making. Participants will experience intensive oboe instruction for five days, resulting in a performance at the end of the class. The public is welcome to attend the final concert as well as the daily sessions. This year the master class will be taught by Charles Huang and Kristen Leitterman. For inquiries, you may contact the Lucarelli Oboe Master Class 917-310-4763 or info@lucarellioboemasterclass.com. Website: www.lucarellioboemastercalss.com

Harlem Quartet Workshop @ Music Mountain

Sunday, August 7 – Saturday, August 13
The opportunity to work with the Harlem Quartet, who advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Their mission to share their passion with a wider audience has taken them around the world. Their intensive chamber music work shop focuses on individual practice techniques to improve command of the instrument, chamber music tools to improve group listening and communicative skills to achieve successful team work, introduces jazz music performance, and includes a Final Concert. Guest Faculty:  Adonis Gonzalez (piano), Jorge Gonzalez (violin), YinJia Lin (piano), Suzanne Wagor (viola). Website: harlemquartet.com/workshop-at-music-mountain.

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