Workshops are intensive sessions that range in length from an afternoon to an entire week. Besides the Messiah Sing-and-Play Along in December, most workshops are held during the summer term. (Past workshops have included the Haydn Workshop, annual Suzuki Violin Workshop, the Kids Sing & Play Workshop, Beginning Band Camp, Every Child Can, and more.)
Upcoming workshops are as follows:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Recital Hall, Music Center of the Northwest
Instructor: Dell Wade
Upper intermediate and advanced instrumentalists are invited to join us for an afternoon of Haydn. Instructor permission required.
Suzuki Violin Day
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 - 4:00pm
Music Center of the Northwest
901 N 96th Street, Seattle
Optional Pre-Twinkle half day (3-5 year olds): $40
To register for the half day, contact the Music Center office.
Register online or call (206) 526-8443
Come together with other violin friends and families for a fun day of learning, playing, and performing. The Suzuki Violin Day workshop is open to all area Suzuki Violin Students, levels Pre-Twinkle to Book 5. This year, our special guest clinician is Reagan Brasch from Chicago. The day will include group classes, a parent discussion with Reagan, a general master class, performances, and fun activities for all students. A final recital caps off the day. Bring a brown bag lunch and beverage. Snacks and juice will be provided.
Music Institute of Chicago Musikgarten Program Director,
Suzuki Events Coordinator, Suzuki Violin Faculty
Reagan earned both her Master of Music Degree with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy, and her Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance from the University of Denver. Among many different teachers, she has studied with: James Maurer, Pat D'Ercole, Linda Fiore, Joanne Bath, Michele George, Joanne Melvin, and Ann Smelser. Ms. Brasch has been honored with the prestigious Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) Certificate of Achievement in 2014, and also Outstanding Teacher for the Alliance for Early Childhood.
Reagan regularly writes articles for the SAA Journal and E-Newsletter and is a frequent faculty at Suzuki violin workshops and summer institutes around the country. She has taught at our own Japan-Seattle Institute on various occasions.
Puget Sound Chamber Music Workshop
July 10 – 15, 2017
Seattle Pacific University
Join us on the campus of Seattle Pacific University for our twenty-eighth annual workshop! SPU is in the heart of Seattle, ten minutes from downtown. The Puget Sound Chamber Music Workshop is an intense week of learning and music making with a diverse group of interesting, friendly people. Coaching/rehearsal sessions with specific music assignments are an integral part of the daytime schedule. Participant musicales are presented in an informal, supportive environment. A low faculty/participant ratio, limited enrollment, and assignments with varied personnel and instrumentation assure a week of special experiences and warm camaraderie. Our coaches are professionals with a strong chamber music background and a love for teaching.
Acceptance will be based on balanced instrumentation and experience levels. A waiting list will be maintained once participation limits are reached. Applications received after April 10 will be considered on a space-available basis. Returning participants will receive acceptance priority until the deadline date.
Return completed applications to:
Music Center of the Northwest
P.O. Box 30757
Seattle, WA 98133
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