Guest Artist | Drake Trio
It was a pleasure to have the Drake Trio on campus yesterday to share a morning of chamber music with our students. Dr. Sidon (Cello), Dr. Roth (Piano), and Professor Padilla (Clarinet) performed a number of chamber works for our orchestra classes during third and fourth period.
Many thanks to the Drake University Music Department for making their visit possible. Thank you!
Fall Performance Assessments
The Fall (2018) Performance Assessment Packet has been included below. As a reminder, performance assessments are undertaken at the beginning of the year as a means of determining the current abilities of our orchestral ensemble members.
The schedule for performance assessments is as follows:
Etudes have been selected with the intent of reinforcing positive performance habits.
A number of wonderful online resources exist to assist students in preparing. Specifically, students may access stringskills.com for scale assistance, utilize the Habits of a Successful String Musician texts that are available in class, and play along with both Spotify and YouTube playlists of intonation drones.
Spotify Playlist | Intonation Drones
YouTube Playlist | Intonation Drones
String Camp (2018)
Our 5th Annual Mira Mesa Summer String Camp is officially in the books. Thanks, everyone!
String Camp | Day Four
These wonderfully accomplished and serious musicians would like to invite you to their camp-culminating performance tomorrow.
The concert will take place at 1:00 PM here at Mira Mesa High School. Admission to the performance is free and will feature a variety of works for both the larger string ensemble and smaller student-led chamber ensembles. Featured composers include Mozart, Shostakovich, and Vivaldi, among others.
See you there!
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String Camp (2019)
August 12-16, 2019
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