2016 SUMMER STRING WORKSHOP
June 20 - June 24, 2016
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 chorus, and new this year is a class exploring traditional Irish 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 3rd, 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)
Additional live auditions will be held Sunday, May 1st from 6-8pm. Please contact our office to schedule your audition: 412-268-3667.
Digital Audition- Please upload your audition below:
Students will learn a variety traditional Irish tunes and techniques including ornamentation (i.e. cuts, rolls and triplets) and fiddle bowing. Additionally, students will learn to perform accompanying basic dance steps in order to gain an appreciation for how the music and dance of Ireland go hand-in-hand.
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 2016 SSW brochure)
Summer String Workshop Registration
Registration due by April 30, 2016. 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 20, 2016 at 4:15 pm in Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
Friday, June 24 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
Anne Jackovic, violin coach
Olga Taimanov, violin and viola coach
Paula Tuttle, cello coach
Katie Grennan, Irish music and dance