Teaching Programs

Next Festival of Emerging Artists

Peter Askim with Jennifer Koh
Sunday, May 28-Saturday, June 3
The Next Festival of Emerging Artists features talented string players on the cusp of professional careers. Renowned educator, composer and conductor Peter Askim (Conductor, Raleigh Civic Symphony and Chamber Orchestra; Former Music Director, Composer-in-Residence, Idyllwild Arts) leads the highly individualized program. The program culminates in a concert of the music of living composers with renowned Guest Artist Jennifer Koh, violin, on Saturday, June 3, 7:00 pm. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Hunt Library.  Contact the Next Festival of Emerging Artists: info@next-fest.org; 808-393-5291. Website: www.next-fest.org.

Next Festival Composer Workshop

Sunday, June 4-Friday, June 9
The Next Festival Composer Workshop is a collaborative exploration of the music of tomorrow. Led by renowned composers Aaron Jay Kernis, Derek Bermel and Artistic Director Peter Askim, the Workshop connects composers and performers at the beginning of their careers, creating new works and establishing lifelong relationships. Contact the Next Festival of Emerging Artists: info@next-fest.org; 808-393-5291. Website: www.next-fest.org.

Lucarelli Oboe Master Class

Sunday, July 16 – Friday, July 21
Music Mountain presents the 21st 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 on Friday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m.. 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, Kristen Leitterman, and Humbert Lucarelli. For inquiries, you may contact the Lucarelli Oboe Master Class (917) 310-4763; info@lucarellioboemasterclass.com. Website: www.lucarellioboemasterclass.com

Harlem Quartet Workshop @ Music Mountain

Monday, July 24 – Saturday, July 29
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 workshop 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. Adonis Gonzalez (piano), Jorge Gonzalez (violin), YinJia Lin (piano), Suzanne Wagor (viola). Scholarship assistance graciously provided by the Sphinx Organization and by the Hellen Plummer Foundation in memory of the poet James Merrill. Contact: harlemquartet1@gmail.com; (917) 657-6441. Website: harlemquartet.com/workshop-at-music-mountain.

College Audition Advantage

Sunday, July 30 – Thursday, August 10
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.  Contact: info@collegeauditionadvantage.com; (917) 685-4113. Website: www.collegeauditionadvantage.com.

The St. Petersburg Quartet International Music Academy

Friday, August 11 – Monday, August 21
A unique opportunity to study violin, viola, cello and piano with the members of the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet, including 3 individual lessons, daily chamber music rehearsals and coaching, participation in the Academy String Orchestra, participation in the Academy Students Concert, and free admission to two St. Petersburg Piano Quartet season concerts at Music Mountain. Final concert of students will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 21.Contact: alla.aranovskaya@gmail.com; (440) 574-9164; www.stpetersburgacademy.com


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