Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Regional Concert on Saturday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m. and You are Invited


Suzuki Strings Presents Regional Concert

You are invited to the Suzuki Strings workshop concert on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. in the Heritage Theater, 105 N. 100 East, in Cedar City. Music ranges from fiddling to classics. The concert features outstanding clinicians and students from age 4 to adult from throughout the region. The suggested donation is $5 and the public is invited.

Movie themes from Gabriel’s Oboe and John Dunbar are on the program as well music by Telemann, Handel, Fiocco and more.  The concert includes pieces for the individual instruments as well as the student orchestra.

Denise Willey serves as the orchestra, advanced violin, and viola clinician.  She is the founder of the Lyceum Orchestra program, a new Vivace Orchestra program, and is a SAA Registered Teacher Trainer.  She has been honored by the American String Teachers Association and served on the Suzuki Association of Utah Board for 30 years. Her “I LOVE to Read Music” literacy series is used internationally.  Her six children have received national recognition for their musical achievements. Two of her children are also clinicians for the regional workshop and concert.

Catherine Anne Willey Schulzke teaches the cello classes.  She is a BYU graduate and has been a soloist with the Utah Symphony twice, as well as other orchestras. She teaches in the Lyceum and Vivace programs as well as at the Bryce Music Camp.

Lara Willey is finishing her degree at Utah Valley University and has also been a soloist with the Utah Symphony a record five times, along with many other national performances.  She was the concertmaster for the Utah All-State Orchestra and taught at the Bryce Music Camp. She will teach violin classes for the workshop.

Teachers from throughout the region encourage their students to participate in the two day workshop. They join the students who have weekly classes at SUU. Group class teachers are Marin Colby, Lindsay Szczesny, Amy Gold, Sarah Chee, Heather Wilhelm, Samantha Herring, Karaly Whitesel, Bethany Jeffs, Mindy Grimshaw, and Sara Penny. Pianists are Mary Cozzens, Karaly Whitesel, Beth Stephenson, and Melanie Jeffs. 


The Saturday concert culminates two days of workshop classes with students from throughout Utah. Suzuki Strings Cedar City is a non-profit organization and appreciates support from the RAP Fund (Recreation, Arts, and Parks) and the Suzuki Association of Utah. “Learning new techniques and musical ideas enrich our performances,” said Sara Penny, director. “We looking forward to the workshop concert and appreciate our strong team of local teachers.” Suzuki Strings works with the SUU Music Department and the Suzuki Association of Utah to provide musical opportunities for students.

In addition to the concert there is a parent and teacher meeting with the clinicians on Friday, Nov. 2, at 6:15 p.m. at the upstairs conference room at Festival Hall/Heritage Center to explore notereading, motivation, and ideas to help students succeed. This is free and the public is invited. More info:
suzukistringscc@gmail.com

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Who: Suzuki Strings Cedar City
What: Regional Concert
Where: Heritage Theater, 105 N. 100 Eat, Cedar City
When: Saturday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m.
How:  Students age 4 through adult


Friday, October 19, 2018

Workshop Schedule For Nov. 2 and 3, 2018

Friday, Nov. 2
Regional Suzuki Strings
Workshop & Concert
Heritage Center/Festival Hall
Conference Center Room 7, enter by office on southwest corner of building and go upstairs or from 2nd floor of parking garage by Festival Hall sign
Arrive at least 10 minutes before class to be ready, sit quietly and listen when it’s a piece you do not know yet.
Conference Center Room 2
enter by office on southwest corner of building and go upstairs or from 2nd floor of parking garage by Festival Hall sign
3 p.m.

(Some of you may need to arrange to get out of school early to be on time.)
Cello:
Catherine Anne Willey Schulzke, guest clinician
Elfintanz (Elf Dance)
Angus Campbell
John Dunbar Theme
Perpetual Motion (beginners open D)
Melany Jeffs, pianist
Advanced Violin:
Denise Willey, guest clinician
Allegro by Fiocco
2nd Seitz
Gavotte in D Major
Gavotte from “Mignon”
Karaly Whitesel, piano
4 p.m.
Orchestra: 
Denise Willey, guest clinician
Telemann concerto
Troika by Prokofiev
Gabriel's Oboe
Melany Jeffs, piano 
Violins who are not in Orchestra:  
Lara Willey, guest clinician
Etude Happy Farmer
Bourrée  by Handel
Country Waltz
Gavotte from “Mignon”
Mary Cozzens, pianist
5 p.m.
Large Group:
Denise Willey, guest
Twinkle Variation A in Key of D, Theme in Key of A
Blue Bells
Star Spangled Banner
Lightly Row with harmony
O Come Little Children
Etude Happy Farmer
Bourrée  by Handel
Country Waltz
Mary Cozzens, piano
Beginning Class: 
Lara Willey, guest clinician 
Twinkle Variation A in Key of D, Theme in Key of A
Blue Bells
Star Spangled Banner
Lightly Row with harmony
O Come Little Children
Beth Stephenson, pianist
6 p.m.
15 minute Break
15 minute Break
6:15 p.m.
Focus on Student Success including Note Reading Ideas
Clinicians will give ideas and answer parent questions
Everyone to Room 7






Saturday, Nov. 3
On Stage Heritage Center
Downstairs Heritage Center
9 a.m.
Violas:
Denise Willey
Concerto in G major by Telemann, 1st mvt. 
Chorus by Handel
Karaly Whitesel, piano
Cello:
Catherine Anne Willey Schulzke, guest clinician
Elfintanz (Elf Dance)
Angus Campbell
John Dunbar Theme
Perpetual Motion (beginners open D)
Melany Jeffs, pianist
10 a.m.
Violin, Advanced
Denise Willey, guest clinician
Allegro by Fiocco
2nd Seitz
Gavotte in D Major
Gavotte from “Mignon”
Karaly Whitesel, piano
Violins, violas, and cellists who are not in Advanced Violin class
Lara Willey, guest clinician
Etude Happy Farmer
Bourrée  by Handel
Country Waltz
Gavotte from “Mignon”, violin only
Mary Cozzens, pianist
11:00 a.m.
15 minute Break
15 minute Break
11:15 a.m.
Large Group and Orchestra
Denise Willey, guest
Twinkle Variation A in Key of D, Theme in Key of A
Blue Bells
Star Spangled Banner
Lightly Row with harmony
O Come Little Children
Etude Happy Farmer
Bourrée  by Handel
Country Waltz
Mary Cozzens, piano
Troika
Gabriel's Oboe
Telemann Concerto 
Mel Jeffs, piano
All Beginning Students 
Lara Willey, guest clinician 
Twinkle Variation A in Key of D, Theme in Key of A
Blue Bells
Star Spangled Banner
Lightly Row with harmony
O Come Little Children
Beth Stephenson, pianist
12:30
Lunch Break
You may bring a lunch and eat downstairs.  Please clean up. Parent supervision please.
2:00 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal – EVERYONE
(We run all of the pieces starting with the easiest so you may have a break when we get to the pieces you don’t know. You don’t have to be in your concert clothes yet.)
5:00 p.m.
CONCERT: Dress clothes please
Invite your family and friends. 
The $5 suggested donation helps us pay the Heritage Center rental.