May Class Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 2

I know how you’ve all been missing our newsletters, so I thought I’d write one again.

We again are able to use the SPCO Center for our spring recital. Please save May 14, Sunday afternoon. I will try to arrange a time to rehearse there, too. Susan Garrelts has agreed to play piano for us again.

To those of you in the Thursday night class (6 to7:30pm):

I’ve engaged Charles Kemper to come on Feb. 2 and Feb. 16. On Feb. 2 he will rehearse you individually while the rest of us work upstairs on etudes. On Feb. 16 we’ll have a performance class with those pieces you’ve read through with him. You all have pieces ready, even though those may not end up being your May recital pieces. Please plan on longer class times those nights.

Those of you not in the Thursday night class will most likely be included in the above dates, too, to rehearse with piano on Feb. 2, and to play and/or listen to the class on the 16th.

Neal Zaslaw is a professor at Cornell, a world renowned Mozart expert, author of The Birth of the Orchestra, former flutist with the American Symphony Orchestra, and luckily for us, consultant to the SPCO. He has graciously agreed to give a master class on performance style. He will be in town between April 18 and 23, and we’ll find a time then. Please polish up your Mozart assignments, and plan on being here to hear him, whether or not you will have a Mozart piece ready.

Some of you asked about summer programs and my summer teaching. I’ll be at Bravo again; you may want to check out their website soon. (Details next newsletter.)

I have a number of brochures and listings for programs, local and otherwise, depending on your child’s age. Believe it or not, it is not too early to be making applications to some of them, and some require tapes.

For those of you with whom I discussed these opportunities, here are other upcoming dates and deadlines:

St. Paul Conservatory and Schubert Club Competition

Ages 6-13

Application to be postmarked no later than March 3.

Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition (open to those performing on the TM recitals

Application to be postmarked no later than February 15.

Schubert Club Scholarship Competition:

Application to be postmarked no later than January 31.

Sinfonia Young Artist Competition

Application to be postmarked no later than Feb. 3

Another note:

For a number of you, arriving late has become more the norm than the exception. We need every minute. Please be on time.

That’s all for now.

Thanks, Lucia








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