A one-day practice retreat for high school violinists and violists
Sunday March 14, 2021. 1:00-5:00pm
Tuition: $40 per participant
Ages: 14-18 / All levels welcome!
Registration link: https://www.unh.edu/youthprograms/course/unh-violinviola-workshop
This workshop is a concentrated deep-dive into the complicated yet crucial world of practicing! For 2021, the workshop will be held online, and will focus on four general areas: 1) addressing roadblocks or inefficiencies in individual practice habits and creating a "practice plan", 2) working on repertoire that the participants are currently studying, 3) targeting the practicing of specific techniques and mechanics of the participants' choosing, and 4) incorporating elements of performance in the form of individual demonstrations and a session of "sight-practicing."
Directed by Karl Orvik, UNH Resident Artist of Violin and Viola
with other faculty, guests, and staff to be announced
Schedule for the workshop (subject to modification):
1:00-1:30: Introductions/brief discussion of individual practice "histories"/discussion of practice strategies/relating practicing to performing
1:30-2:00: Individual practicing
2:00-2:30: Student demonstrations
2:45-3:15: Technique Targets!
3:15-4:00: Continuation of student demonstrations/discussion