Michigan Cello Festival

Michigan Cello Festival

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Kinawa Middle School~1900 Kinawa Dr.~Okemos, MI~48864

Some Great Pictures from this year’s Festival:

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Please direct all questions to Marilyn Kesler

Festival Schedule

All classes begin at 10am. Schedule pick-up begins at 9am.

All students will have 3 classes. Advanced students will have an additional cello choir class. Students will attend a special performance by Andrea Yun. The workshop will conclude with a final performance at 4 pm. Repertoire for our concert is listed below. All pieces listed will be performed.

Repertoire (must be memorized)

Advanced non-Suzuki students will play 2nd cello parts on lower level repertoire and will perform in cello choir. If you need copies of the advanced literature, please contact us!

Beyond Book 10- Roumanian Dances, 1 & 6, Bartok and Andaluza, Granados
Book 9- Concerto in C, 1st mvt., Haydn
Book 8- Allegro Appassionato, Op. 43, Saint Saens
Book 7- Sicilienne, von Paradis
Book 6- The Swan, Saint Saens
Book 5- Bach Arioso
Book 4- Sonata in C, 1st mvt., Breval
Book 3- Scherzo, Webster, Minuet 3, Bach, Humoresque, Dvorak
Book 2- Long, Lonag Ago & Variation, Bayly, Minuet No. 3, Bach, March in G, Bach
Book 1- Song of the Wind, The Happy Farmer, Schumann, Allegro, Suzuki, French Folk Song & Twinkles

Our Clinicians

Tanya Lesinsky Carey, cellist, has presented master classes and concerts in more than 30 states and 15 foreign countries Her orchestral experiences include the post of assistant principal of the Milwaukee Symphony and prize winning recordings with the Rochester Philharmonic. As a recitalist and chamber musician, she has presented concerts in Tully and Carnegie Halls, performed concertos with orchestra, made two records with the Lydian Trio, and just released a CD with her flutist husband. Her students have won prizes in major contests in the United States, including a Grammy, and are the major cello professors at Indiana University She has a BM and MM from Eastman and a DMA from the University of Iowa. Currently she is Artist Teacher at Roosevelt University CCPA, Music Institute of Chicago/Academy and maintains an active schedule as a clinician. She has served as president of the SAA and board member of the ISA and has chaired the Cello Committee for Book Revisions. She is the author of Cello Playing is Easy.

Carol Ourada has been teaching in the Wheaton College Suzuki program for more than thirty years and early childhood music for twenty years. She teaches primarily cello, but also violin, viola, music reading, cello choir and early childhood music. In addition, Carol teaches in and coordinates Wheaton College’s outreach program, Community Outreach for Developing Artists, CODA, an initiative that began in 2006. The program has grown to offer early childhood and Suzuki violin and recorder classes to over 600 refugee and at-risk children in connection with World Relief, Educare and School District 33. The violin program has 100 students, with plans to expand to include cello. Currently the violin lessons and classes are taught in a bilingual setting in a school district with 90% Hispanic population. Carol was the coordinator for the 12th SAA conference and served on the SAA board of directors. In 2007 she was awarded ASTA Outstanding Studio Teacher of Illinois. Carol is a clinician at workshops and institutes around the country. She studied violin with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in Matsumoto in 1985 and returned 1989 for summer school.

Andrea Yun is a Suzuki teacher trainer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has performed in orchestras such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theater, and has performed as principal of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, Flint Symphony and Laredo Philharmonic (TX). Andrea has taught as Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Texas at San Antonio and was adjunct faculty at Bowling Green State University. She also was the orchestra director at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School and in the Okemos Public Schools. She has been on faculty at many clinics and camps, including the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Interlochen All-State Orchestra Camp, and Suzuki workshops around the country. At Indiana University, Andrea earned a dual bachelor’s degree in music education and mathematics, and also a master’s degree in cello performance; she completed her doctorate in cello performance from the University of Michigan. Andrea’s solo performances have been heard on Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) Radio.

Additional Clinicians:

Grace Field
Molly Rebeck
Paul Rebeck
Alicia Gregorian Sawyers
Jenny Bonner

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