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KU String Faculty

Kurt Nikkanen, violin, Chamber Music, International Program
Peter Isaacson, violin, viola, KU Orchestra
Adriana Linares, viola
Marie Cadieux, cello, bass
Scott Lee, bass

The KU Department of Music is pleased to host the 2017 KU String Day on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 9:30-5:00pm. This is an annual one-day event on the campus of Kutztown University that offers workshops on the development of string technique, musical mastery, strategies for excellence in performance, and improvisation.

Performances : KU String faculty and students will present a mid-day performance in the beautifully renovated Schaeffer Auditorium.  All String Day participants will play in the String Orchestra alongside players from the KU Orchestra and present a final concert at 5:00 p.m.  The repertoire selection for the String Orchestra performance will be sent directly to your school orchestra director via e-mail by October 15th.

Meals: Lunch will be provided for all participants by the Music Department of Kutztown University.

Participation and Cost: Participation is through your orchestra teacher and is open to all string students ages 13-18 with a minimum experience level of 3 years of study. The cost is free to all participants through the generosity and sponsorship of Kutztown University and KUSSI.

Note: If you are an individual who does not have a school orchestra, or you are part of a home-school program without an orchestra, make sure to contact Dr. Peter Isaacson directly for the repertoire selection and participation details.

Deadline: Wednesday, November 1st is the deadline for notification of participation.


Arrival (9:30am) Greeting and Orientation, Schaeffer Auditorium
10:00am String Orchestra Rehearsal, Schaeffer Auditorium 
12:00pm Lunch supplied by Kutztown University, Location TBA
12:30pm Workshops
(Violin I &2) Dr. Isaacson, Room 114, Schaeffer
(Viola) Professor Linares, Little Theater, Schaeffer
(Cello & Bass) Dr. Cadieux, Stage, Schaeffer Auditorium
1:30pm Break
2:00pm Improvisation clinic/rehearsal, Dr. Cadieux, Schaeffer Auditorium
3:00pm Performance by KU Orchestra & KU Chamber Ensembles, Schaeffer Auditorium
3:30pm String Orchestra Rehearsal, Schaeffer Auditorium
4:30pm Break
5:00pm Concert, Schaeffer Auditorium