Junior Strings Intensive
June 18-July 1, 2017
Ages 10–13 | Students who have not yet matriculated into high school
Junior Strings Intensive, under the direction of Margaret Cerjan, offers talented young violin, viola, and cello players the opportunity to advance their technical and musical skills in a small group setting against the backdrop of the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts and Tanglewood.
Join an exciting community in a stimulating environment where students are encouraged to take musical risks and challenge their limits as artists. Study your craft with an expert team of artist-teachers who are dedicated to the growth and development of musicians at this pivotal point in the arc of their music training.
Through a holistic curriculum of large ensemble, chamber music, and solo instruction, students rehearse, receive coachings, participate in master classes, and perform in outreach concerts and program recitals. Extra-curricular classes explore different genres of music, practice techniques, and body awareness, as well as outdoor activities and fun events. With world-class performances by BUTI faculty and at the Tanglewood Music Center, JSI is an immersive experience where students are nurtured as whole artists and inspired by the joyful music making happening all around them.
- Margaret Cerjan, Director
- Adrian Anantawan, Orchestral Conductor and Violin Coach
- Breana Bauman, Violin Coach
- Michelle Rahn, Viola Coach
- Javier Caballero, Cello Coach
- Jamie Hillman, Choral Conductor
Additional faculty to be announced.
String Orchestra and Chorus
String Orchestra will build group unity and high-level ensemble performance on primary instruments. Chorus will enhance listening and aural skills necessary for the advanced musician. Repertoire will primarily be classical in nature, but may also draw from modern jazz/fiddle/improvisation works.
Students will meet with their chamber group each day and will be assigned one or two full pieces. Each group will have the opportunity to perform in a community concert, one performance class, one master class, and the final JSI concert, if deemed ready by their mentor coach.
Week 1: Body awareness, fiddling, and improvisation
Week 2: Solo String Workshops, chamber music, and guest artists
Each student will receive two one-hour private lessons during the two week period.
Residential Life and Other Activities
Extracurricular activities are planned daily and may include games, movie nights, trivia, yoga, hiking, and swimming. Additionally, JSI students enjoy the many student, faculty, and Tanglewood concerts (pre-season events). Read more about student life at BUTI, including information on housing, dining, health and wellness, and transportation.
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