Summertrios

JILL'S SKILLS AND DRILLS

FOR STRINGS

JUNE 11-18

Image by Josep Molina Secall

ABOUT

Expert coach Jill Schultz has designed this fundamentals Workshop for string players who want to advance their technical playing skills and ensemble work. Participants work together on technical drills and then apply these skills to ensemble pieces, putting the ideas to immediate use. Attendees leave with works they can play and use with other groups after the Summertrios experience.

Tuition: $1000   Room & Board $545

Participants may stay off-campus.

TOPICS

Jill leads participants through a skillfully designed program culminating in informal performances. Music will be provided and will be available at the end of February.  

Topics include:

  • How to Prepare a Piece

    • Organizing your music 

    • Listening with the score 

  • Tone Practice

    • Bow control

  •  Bow Technique 

    • Division, strokes

    • How to “fake it till you make it”

  • Rhythm and left hand speed issues

  • Playing in tune 

  • Daily sight-reading practice

  • Working with an audio recording of your performance 

  • Informal Performances 

 Evening activities include:

  • Piano Night with Jan Deats

  • Faculty Recitals

  • ProAm Participant Concerts