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2013-2014 Studio Blog

Hello! Thank you so much for your continued interested in the American Viola Society Studio Blog! We hope that you will continue to follow the studio blog during the 2013-2014 school year at studio.americanviolasociety.org/studio2. Be sure to add this new blog to your bookmarks to find it quickly!


Good Night and Good Luck

Heidi Castleman writes:

With this “thank you” post, we are concluding the first year of the AVS Pedagoy Blog.

Thank you to the AVS for inviting our studio to be the first Pedagogy Blog host.

Thank you to Ed Klorman for, not only being the match maker who brought the AVS and the ACHT Studio together, but also for serving as our indefatiguable musical and entrepreneurial guide.

Thank you to Adam Paul Cordle for facilitating our online presence.

Thank you to my teaching colleagues, Misha, Hsin-Yun, Steve and Yi-Fang for making it a joy to collaborate.

Thank you to all the students whose heartfelt and sincere musical journeys inspire all of us.

Thank you to so many amazing alumni who have contributed their expertise generously to the studio and to the blog,

Thank you to our esteemed guest bloggers, Jutta Puchhammer, Kathryn Schmidt Steely, David Creswell and Steven Frucht, M.D.

And, SPECIAL THANKS to my amazing friends and fellow violists, Molly Carr and Gabe Taubman, who EVERY single day diligently devoted themselves to making sure that the post for the next day was in good order. I have learned so much from this journey and will treasure the experience and the materials produced for years to come.

Finally, the ACHT Studio thanks all of you readers for the privilege of serving the viola community through the publishing of the first year of the AVS Pedagogy Blog, “From the Studio”.


Introducing Competitions!

As we begin our two-week Spring Break, let us thank you again for reading the ACHT studio’s viola pedagogy blog. When we return on March 18, we will be beginning our final two-and-a-half months as host of this AVS blog; please feel free to submit topic ideas by emailing usviolasociety@gmail.com.

Introducing Competitions!
To help you in considering competitions, see the list below.

Artists International New York Debut Award
http://www.nyfa.org/source/content/search/resultitem.aspx?PID=3967

ASTA Solo Competition Senior Division National Solo Competition
http://www.astaweb.com

Astral Artists Auditions
http://astralartists.org/auditions/

Artist International’s New York Debut Award
http://www.nyfa.org/source/content/search/resultitem.aspx?PID=3967.

Boulder Philharmonic Young Artists Competition
http://www.boulderphil.org/bpo-kids/young-artists-cto

William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition
http://www.byrdartists.com/

David Dalton Research Competition
http://www.studio.americanviolasociety.org/Competitions/ddvrc.htm

Concert Artists Guild International Competition
http://www.concertartists.org

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Young Artist Competition
Email: ectsymphony@snet.net

http://www.Ectsymphony.org


Elizabeth Harper Vaughn Concerto Competition
http://www.symphonyofthemountains.org/2010/11/22/elizabeth-harper-vaughn-concerto-competition/

Fort Collins Symphony Young Artist Competition
http://www.fcsymphony.org

Hudson Valley
HVPStrings@yahoo.com

Irving M. Klein String International Competition
http://www.kleincompetition.org

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition
http://www.jeffersonsymphonyorchestra.org/young_artists/index.html

Ladies Music Club Solo Competition
http://www.lmcseattle.org

MTNA Collegiate Artist Performance Competition
http://www.mtna.org/programs/competitions/

National Federation of Music Clubs Auditions
http://www.nfmc-music.org

Stulberg Competition
http://www.stulberg.org/

Tokyo International Viola Competition
http://www.tivc.jp/eng/index.html

WAMSO Young Artists Competition
http://www.wamso.org

Washington International Competition
http://fmmc.org/

Young Concert Artists International Auditions
http://www.yca.org


Special Profiles!

This week we are grateful and honored to present two special guest profiles from the violists of the Juilliard String Quartet: Samuel Rhodes, and Roger Tapping!


Happy Holidays!

This concludes the first semester of the ACHT studio’s viola pedagogy blog!  We’d like to wish all of you readers a heartfelt thank you for reading, and a happy holiday season.  As always, feel free to submit any blog topic ideas you may have, by emailing usviolasociety@gmail.com.

 

See you next semester!


Introducing Summer Programs!

To help you in considering summer festivals, please consult the list below. Dates included are from past years and should serve merely to give you an idea of when the program takes place.

Suggestions: 

1) Decide on your objectives private study, orchestra, chamber music, scenery, schedule, food et al!. 

2) Consider desired time frames and available budget.  
3) It makes sense to include one or two “safe” programs in your applications
4) Make a schedule of application deadlines, audition requirements and audition/recording due dates
5) Many of these programs require letters of recommendation; be sure to request them early!
6) If private study with a particular teacher is important, ascertain # of lessons or masterclasses with faculty member. 

Once you have made a preliminary plan, please share it with your teacher(s).  Thank you for being proactive in thinking about your summer.

All best,

Heidi Castleman

ORCHESTRAL WITH PRIVATE LESSONS
Aspen Music Festival and School
www.aspenmusicfestival.com

 

Music Academy of the West
http://www.musicacademy.org

 

Round Top Festival Institute
festivalhill.org/summerinstitute/
June 6 to July 18, 2010

 
 

ORCHESTRAL WITHOUT PRIVATE LESSONS
Tanglewood Music Center
www.bso.org

 

National Repertory Orchestra
www.nationalrepertoryorchestra.com

 

Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival
www.shmf.de
Jun 18 to Aug. 22

 
 

ORCHESTRAL WITHOUT PRIVATE LESSONS (SHORTER TERM)
National Orchestral Institute
www.nationalorchestralinstitute.com
May 27 – June 26

 

Pacific Music Festival [2009 info not available]
www.pmf.jp
July 8 to Aug. 4, 2010

 

Spoleto Music Festival
May 28 – June 13, 2010
www.spoletousa.org

 

UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra
www.verbierorchestra.com
June 26- August 2, 2010

 
 

CHAMBER MUSIC
A Directory of Summer Chamber Music Workshops, Schools & Festivals, published by Chamber Music America – includes both study programs and festival concert series.

 

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH PRIVATE LESSONS
Quartet Program
www.quartetprogram.com
6/14-8/2 at SUNY Fredonia
7/5-8/2 at U Colorado Boulder

 

Bowdoin International Music Festival
www.summermusic.org
June 26 to Aug. 7

 

Heifetz International Music Institute
http://www.heifetzinstitute.org
Dates: June 25-August 7

 

Killington Music Festival
http://www.killingtonmusicfestival.org/

 

Meadowmount School of Music
www.meadowmount.com
June 26 to Aug. 14

 

Ravinia Festival Steans Institute for Young Artists*
www.ravinia.org
June 19 to July 25

International Music Academy- Switzerland

For String Quartets and Ensembles
http://www.imas.ch/
CHAMBER MUSIC WITHOUT PRIVATE LESSONS
Perlman Music Program: Chamber Music Workshop
http://www.perlmanmusicprogram.org/programs/chamber-music-workshop/
June 1-17

 

Moritzburg Festival
http://www.moritzburgfestival.de/english/index.html
August 11-25

 

Kent/Blossom Music Festival?
http://dept.kent.edu/blossom/
June 27 to Aug. 8

 

Music@Menlo
www.musicatmenlo.org
July 22 to Aug. 10

 

Taos School of Music
http://taosschoolofmusic.com
June 20 to August 8

 

The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
www.yale.edu/norfolk
July 5 – Aug 16

 

Yellow Barn Music School and Festival
www.yellowbarn.org
July 5 to Aug. 9

 

Kneisel Hall
www.kneisel.org
June 24 to Aug. 12

 

Sarasota Music Festival
http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/sarasotamusicfestival/festival.cfm
May 31 to June 21

 

Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival
http://www.kuhmofestival.fi/courses.htm
INTERNATIONAL MASTER CLASSES
Orford Arts Centre
Master Class Course June 17-July 7
North American Viola Institute June 7-14
www.arts-orford.org

 

The Banff Centre for the Arts
www.banffcentre.ca
June 8 to June 26 Chamber Music
June 29 to July 17 Master Classes

 

National Arts Centre   Young Artists Programme
http://www.nac-cna.ca/en/educationandoutreach/professionaltraining/index.html
June 9 – July 1, 2007

 

International Master Class
Oberstdorf, Germany
http://www.oberstdorf.de/index.shtml?oberstdorfer-musiksommer
July 27 to Aug. 17  Barbara Westphal.

 

Keshet Eilon Music Center

http://www.keshetei.org.il

July 22-August 9  Atar Arad

 

Domaine Forget
http://www.domaineforget.com/en/1/music-and-dance-academy
MAY 20th TO AUGUST 25th

 

Verbier Academy
www.verbierfestival.com
Verbier Festival Academy 2013: 15 July – 4 August
ORCHESTRA: July 17 – Aug 2

 

Thomas Riebl
www.sommerakademie-leonfelden.com/index_de.htm

 

Sion Festival
www.amsion.ch
Summer Academy: 11 July to 16 August
SPECIAL FOCUS
Baroque Performance Institute
http://www.oberlin.edu/con/summer/bpi/
June 21 to July5

 

Colorado Suzuki Institute
www.coloradosuzuki.org
Session June 8-13.  Session June 15-20.