Jazz & Classics’ Annual String Workshop
Oct 21-23, 2016 at UAS
Master Teachers to Lead Three-Day Workshop
An intensive three-day workshop for violin, viola, cello & double bass students in October will include master classes, small and large ensembles, and orchestra class for string students grades 4 -12. Led by Seattle-based master teachers, violinist Tracy Helming and cellist Brian Wharton, the workshop will take place after school October 21 and half-day or full-day on October 22nd and 23rd at the University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan Classrooms. The cost is $75 for the half-day classes for Grade 4-6 and $125 for Grade 6-12 for full-day classes.
“This workshop will provide students with a high level learning opportunity outside of private or school instruction,” said Artistic Director Linda Rosenthal. “It's a great opportunity for students to broaden their technical, musical and ensemble skills in a friendly learning environment under the expert guidance of our two distinguished guest teachers." said Rosenthal. To ensure that all students can participate, scholarships will be available as well as volunteer opportunities in exchange for tuition. The workshop will culminate with a student performance on Sunday at noon for the half -day students and at 3:30 for the full-day students.
Violinist Tracy Helming received a Master’s Degree in music performance from Yale and has taught violin and chamber music since 1990. She moved to Seattle in 1999 and has taught the Suzuki method at institutes and workshops throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
Brian Wharton received his Bachelor's degree from Western Washington University and Master's from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He currently performs with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Auburn Symphony. Brian is a sought-after instructor in the south Puget Sound area. He has taught at PLU and maintains an active private studio. His students continue to receive the highest honors at the regional and state solo and ensemble contests.
Jazz & Classics’ Annual String Workshop is supported in part by the City and Borough of Juneau, National Endowment for the Arts, Alaska State Council on the Arts, University of Alaska Southeast and by local businesses and generous individuals.
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