Young musicians ages 7-18 are invited to join with other serious musicians to explore the world of chamber music. Camp Adagio will be held at the Middlebury Community Music Center from August 18-22. Teaching Staff will include pianist Sadie Brightman, composer Jorge Martin, jazz guitarist and composer Justin Perdue, and violinist Emily Sunderman. Mixed-instrument and mixed-aged groups of
One of my favorite exercises to to help focus and calm my mind before I practice is to play a simple scale paying attention to the division of bow. I play each note of the scale for four beats and try to play each of the beats for exactly 1/4 of the bow and play at
On June 12th Saint Stephen’s Church in Middlebury, Vermont will host a Thursday noonday concert. Middlebury Community Music Center faculty members and Saint Stephen’s Church parishioners Emily Sunderman (violin) and Cynthia Huard (piano) will perform Brahms’ Sonata in d minor. This is a major work, dramatic and powerful. Organist George Matthews will play two short bright and cheerful works: The
As a teenager, there were weeks when practice time was minimal due to swim team practice and meets, time required to nurture friendships, boy crises, papers to procrastinate and write, and orchestra rehearsals. I would often arrive at lessons with pretty much the same Mendelssohn concerto as the prior week. My teacher, Nickoli Sikorsky would ask, so how was
The spring semester of violin lessons will culminate with our recital on June 1 at 4pm here in Cornwall, which is now just three weeks away. So, it is time to begin thinking about summer! Summer lessons might be a little more casual. We aren’t necessarily working towards a performance or perfecting an audition piece.
Inspired by this month’s Strad Magazine article on the Emile Jaques-Dalcroze method and seeing a similar trampoline in the kitchen of a Jessie Donovan, a fellow Cornwall, Vermont resident and famous triathlete, I’ve added a small low trampoline to the teaching studio. Jessie uses her trampoline to get in a quick workout, but also finds it
Violinist Viktoria Grigoreva conducted a master class for violin students from the college and community with the assistance of pianist Cynthia Huard on Monday, May 12, 2014. Professor Grigoreva teaches at the Royal College of Music in London and is much in demand worldwide as a teacher and performer. Middlebury College offered the opportunity to
As expected, tonight’s musical program at the Edgewater Gallery was rather epic. Below are a few pics’s I’ve snagged so far off the FB for posterity.
A free program of music by Addison County professionals and music students will be offered at the Edgewater Gallery Arts Walk on May 9th, 2014 at 5PM in Middlebury, Vermont. Cheese tasting by Twig Farm and Hard Cider Tasting by Shacksbury Cider and paintings by Kathryn Milillo will also be featured at the event. For more
More than fifty years ago, Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki realized the implications of the fact that children the world over learn to speak their native language with ease. He began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, and called his method the mother-tongue approach. The ideas of parent responsibility,