2016 Techne Music Festival

"Thinking Outside the Box"
Friday, June 24th - Tuesday, June 28th
All events take place in Peter Hall at Moravian College; Corner of Church and Main Streets in Bethlehem PA

Guest Artists
Juliette Kang, violin: First Associate Concertmaster, Philadelphia Orchestra
Diane Monroe, classical and jazz violin: Former member of Uptown Quartet
Thomas Kraines, cello: Daedalus Quartet
Kinan Abou-afach, classical and Arab cello: Arab Music Specialist
Ariel Weiss-Holyst, Alexander Technique: Curtis Institute of Music

Timothy Schwarz, violin and viola: Rowan University
Molly Carr, viola: Juilliard School of Music
Lawrence Stomberg, cello: University of Delaware

Techne Music is proud to announce the return of Philadelphia Orchestra First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang, and Daedalus Quartet cellist Thomas Kraines as special guest artists. In addition to giving a chamber music masterclass, they will also join Techne faculty Timothy Schwarz, Molly Carr, and Lawrence Stomberg in Schubert's famous Cello Quintet, D. 956.

In addition, Techne Music will host three seminars, each designed to for classical musicians to expand their musical horizons. Violinist Diane Monroe will present an introduction to jazz improvisation class and a classical chamber music masterclass; Cellist Kinan Abou-afach will present an introduction to Arab music improvisation, and Ariel Weiss-Holyst will lead an Alexander Technique session designed specifically for string players in a chamber music setting.

Our outstanding faculty members Timothy Schwarz (violin/viola), Molly Carr (viola), and Lawrence Stomberg (cello) will continue to offer daily chamber music coaching, individual lessons, and personal guidance for a career in classical music.

Auditions are by video. Please see Auditions for details. Scholarships are available.

Public Seminars and Masterclasses

All seminars and masterclasses are free and open to the public to observe. Only students accepted to the Techne Music Festival can participate.

Sunday, June 26th
Kinan Abou-afach, cello
3:30-5:00 PM Introduction to Arab Improvisation

Monday, June 27th
Diane Monroe, violin
2:00-3:30 PM Chamber Music Masterclass
4:00-5:30 PM Introduction to Jazz Improvisation

Tuesday, June 28th
Juliette Kang, violin and Thomas Kraines, cello
1:00-3:00 PM Chamber Music Masterclass

Tuesday, June 28th at 7:00
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major
Juliette Kang and Timothy Schwarz, violins; Molly Carr, viola; Thomas Kraines and Lawrence Stomberg, cellos

Also featuring works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky with the students of the 2016 Techne Music Festival!

Complete Festival Schedule

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All times are subject to change

Friday, June 24th
9:30-10:00 Registration and dorm room move in
10:00-10:30 Welcome!
10:30-12:00 Group A: Schwarz. Groups B & C rehearse on their own
12:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Group A: rehearse on their own. Coaching: Schwarz: B; Stomberg: C
3:00-5:00 Alexander Technique Seminar with Ariel Weiss
Students who would like an individual lesson with Ariel Weiss should contact her directly before the beginning of the camp.

Saturday, June 25th
9:00-9:45 Technique Class
10:00-11:00 Groups B & C rehearse on their own. Group A: Carr
11:00-12:00 Coaching. Carr: A; Schwarz: B; Stomberg: C
12:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Coaching. Stomberg: A; Carr: B; Schwarz: C
3:00-3:30 Break/Snacks
3:30-5:00 Tchaikovsky

Sunday, June 26th
9:00-9:45 Technique Class
10:00-11:00 Chamber groups rehearse on their own
11:00-12:00 Coaching. Stomberg: A; Carr: B; Schwarz: C
12:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Chamber Groups run program (videotaped for study)
2:15-3:15 Tchaikovsky
3:30-5:00 Introduction to Arab Music improvisation with Kinan Abou-afach
4:30 Schubert rehearsal (faculty only)

Monday, June 27th
9:00-9:45 Technique Class
10:00-11:00 Chamber groups rehearse on their own
11:00-12:00 Coaching. Schwarz: A; Stomberg: B; Carr: C
12:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Free time
2:00-3:30 Chamber music masterclass with Diane Monroe
3:30-4:00 snacks
4:00-5:30 Introduction to jazz improvisation seminar with Diane Monroe
5:45 Pizza Dinner (provided)
6:40 Leave for Moravian Village
7:00 Concert at Moravian Village

Tuesday, June 28th
9:00-12:00 Students rehearse on their own. Students may sit in on the Schubert rehearsal if they would like to.
10:00-12:00 Schubert rehearsal (faculty)
12:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Chamber Music Masterclass with Juliette Kang and Tom Kraines
3:30-4:30 Open Schubert rehearsal
4:30-5:00 Tchaikovsky
5:00 Dinner/change
7:00 Concert

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