The NMSA Strings Techniques Class will meet daily during the second period of the Arts Block period, from 3:10-4:10.
You will have a 30 minute weekly private lesson during this class - day and exact time TBD
This is a required class for all string students. We will focus on performance practice, audition/performance preparation, as well as rehearsal and practice techniques for violin, viola, cello, and bass. The curriculum will cover technical exercises and scales, solo and chamber music repertoire, audition excerpts, string orchestra rehearsal/performance, and a weekly studio class (masterclass). We will take advantage of the rich musical community in Santa Fe to attend open rehearsals and/or concerts, and we will periodically have guest artists and other NMSA string faculty visit the class to work with students. Students will have various outreach performance opportunities throughout the year, in addition to the concerts scheduled on the NMSA Music Calendar. Method books required for class include Advanced Techniques for Strings and others TBD.
- Teacher: Carla Kountoupes