The Basics of Bornoff

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Studio & Classroom teachers! Join us for an interactive and informative workshop on pedagogy from George Bornoff’s time-tested system! Explore the Bornoff materials and learn how to seamlessly integrate them into your program. Help your students play with better intonation, cleaner rhythms, and a robust, confident tone! Topics covered include tone production and intonation exercises, Continue reading“The Basics of Bornoff”

Masterclass with Roberto Díaz

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All are welcome to attend and learn from observing Roberto Díaz, the president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music and former principal viola of the Philadelphia Orchestra as he teaches a Masterclass to pre-selected students. Works to be performed include movements from Bach Suite No. 2 in D minor and Suite No. 5 Continue reading“Masterclass with Roberto Díaz”

CELLOBRATION 2020 with Jeffrey Zeigler

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CELLOBRATION 2020 with Jeffrey Zeigler! January 19, 2020 Where: Levine Music at the Music Center at Strathmore 2:30-4:00 All-Cello Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Popov and Alison Bazala Kim. Music ranges from advanced beginner level (for example, Suzuki book 2) through some parts in treble clef with thumb position. Participants should be able to sight read Continue reading“CELLOBRATION 2020 with Jeffrey Zeigler”

Masterclass with Carter Brey, Principal Cellist of the NY Philharmonic

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All are welcome to attend and learn from observing Carter Brey, Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, as he teaches a Masterclass to pre-selected cello students performing excerpts from the: Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 Martinu Cello Sonata No. 1 Dvorak Cello Concerto Elgar Cello Concerto Thank you to the Downing Family Foundation Continue reading“Masterclass with Carter Brey, Principal Cellist of the NY Philharmonic”

Solo String Festival-CANCELLED

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Due to the Coronavirus situation, we regretfully announce that the Solo Strings Festival this year has been cancelled.  Registration deadline: April 27, 2020. Click on link below for registration form. Solo String Festival is for students ages 6-18. Students are judged according to their age group and instrument. Students play one or two pieces with Continue reading“Solo String Festival-CANCELLED”

Studio Teacher Meeting with Eric Kutz: Pain-free Cello Technique and its Applications

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Studio Teacher Meeting with Eric Kutz: Pain-free Cello Technique and its Applications Wednesday, February 5 from 10:30 am-12:00 pm at Potter Violins University of Maryland School of Music Cello Professor Eric Kutz presents an overview of technical fundamentals, with examples about how they can be applied to vastly different repertoire, both beginning and advanced. He Continue reading“Studio Teacher Meeting with Eric Kutz: Pain-free Cello Technique and its Applications”

Studio Teacher Meeting, “It’s All About the Bow: Building Musicians Through Bow Technique from the Ground Up” with Dan Levitov

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It’s All About the Bow: Building Musicians Through Bow Technique from the Ground Up Bow technique may be both the most important and the most overlooked aspect of string technique. Beautiful bow technique is about more than mastering bow strokes; the quest for a beautiful, dynamic, and expressive sound is a life-long pursuit that can Continue reading“Studio Teacher Meeting, “It’s All About the Bow: Building Musicians Through Bow Technique from the Ground Up” with Dan Levitov”

To Suzuki or Not to Suzuki: That is the Question!

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Studio Teacher Meeting with Mark Pfannschmidt and Leslie Smile Hoyle Wednesday, October 23, 10:30 am-12:00 pm NOTE LOCATION: Home of Mark Pfannschmidt: 8246 Castanea Lane Derwood, MD 20855 We invite you to join in this discussion of the difference, similarities, and evolution of these two schools of thought. Come share your insights and help broaden Continue reading“To Suzuki or Not to Suzuki: That is the Question!”

KATHERINE MURDOCK Viola Masterclass

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KATHERINE MURDOCK Viola Masterclass Violist Katherine Murdock is a recognized soloist, chamber musician and teacher. She has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Boston Symphony, National Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Boston Chamber Music Society, and the Mendelssohn String Quartet. Ms. Murdock served on the faculties of SUNY Stony Brook, Boston Conservatory, Wellesley College, the Longy Continue reading“KATHERINE MURDOCK Viola Masterclass”