2018 SUMMER STRING WORKSHOP
June 18 - June 22, 2018
Registration deadline April 30, 2018
The Summer String Workshop is a 5-day workshop designed to bring young string students together with distinguished teachers and musicians from the greater Pittsburgh area for an inspiring week of music making. Students are challenged in a supportive environment to cultivate musical growth by small and large ensemble participation, including orchestral playing and chamber music, singing and performing in the choir, and new this year is a harp class taught by Gretchen Van Hoesen of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Students will have hands on experience with small harps, learning the basics of harp playing and some beginning pieces.
Students are required to take a placement audition in person or submit a recording so chamber groups can be assigned and music sent out prior to the Workshop. Please prepare a solo piece and one scale. (piano accompaniment not required)
Live audition: Sunday, April 22nd, 2:00pm - 5:00pm (Students enrolled in the CMU Preparatory School are exempt from auditioning as their performance on the May recital will serve as their placement audition)
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Please contact our office to schedule your audition: 412-268-3667.
Introduction to the Harp
Taught by professional harpist, Gretchen Van Hoesen of the Pittsburgh Symphony, students will have hands on experience with small 19-26 stringed harps, learning basic hand positions and techniques, as well as some beginning pieces. Students will have the opportunity to perform as a class on the final concert.
At least 1-2 years of private instruction is required. Students must be able to read music fluently. Previous group or ensemble experience is highly recommended.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts (#5 on the map),
Carnegie Mellon University
Students should bring lunch and a drink (refrigeration is not provided).
Students are expected to attend all daily classes, recitals, and the final concert.
Monday, June 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm in Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
Friday, June 22 at 3:00 pm, Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
The Summer String Workshop will conclude with performances by the Chorus, small ensembles, and the Sinfonia and Philharmonic Orchestras. Concerts are free of charge and open to all families and friends.
MaryBeth Schotting, violin coach, Director, Summer String Workshop
Daniel Meyer, Conductor, Philharmonic
Steve Ehrlich, Conductor, Sinfonia
Christiana Howell, Chorus Director
Katya Janpoladyan, cello coach, chamber music coach
Anne Moskal, violin coach
Olga Taimanov, violin and viola coach
Paula Tuttle, cello coach
Melissa Hernandez, violin coach
Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp