2015 SUMMER STRING WORKSHOP
June 22 - June 26, 2015
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, singing and performing in the chorus, and exploring the creative process of expression using percussion instruments.
New this year! - Chamber Music
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 19th, 2-5pm (Students enrolled in the CMU Preparatory School are exempt from auditioning as their performance on the May recital will serve as their placement audition)
Creative Expression (NEW)
Students use instruments, voices, and percussion to create their own original compositions. Working with Jennie Dorris, who has developed creative projects with young musicians across the country, students will find joy in making music and will enjoy a creative and social outlet for their talents. Practical application of music theory and compositional techniques from classical masterworks blends as students create their pieces in small ensembles. Students will also explore the scores and stories behind the great composers and their music. Students will have the opportunity to perform their pieces in conjunction with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble's summer season.
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
Summer String Workshop Brochure (Check back soon for 2015 SSW brochure)
Summer String Workshop Registration
Registration due by April 30, 2015. Limited scholarships based on financial need are available. Download here: Scholarship Form*
*If submitting a Scholarship Form, a complete Registration Form must be submitted with your Scholarship Form
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 22, 2015 at 4:15 pm in Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
Friday, June 26 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
Lisa Hoffman, Director, Chorus
Anne Jackovic, violin coach
Olga Taimanov, violin and viola coach
Paula Tuttle, cello coach
Elisa Kohanski, cello coach
Jennie Dorris, Creative Expression