Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching. Almita Vamos, professor of violin at Northwestern University and the Music Institute of Chicago, is a six-time recipient of the Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award and winner of the Distinguished Service Award bestowed by the American String Teachers Association. To learn more about her, click here. Attendance to the class is open to all. Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.
To be eligible for participation in a Handler Master Class, students must be nominated by their teachers and live and study cello in New Jersey. Students who study in New York or Pennsylvania with a private teacher or in a pre-college conservatory program are not eligible. Handler Master Classes are open to pre-college cellists of all ages and levels. The criteria for selecting participants include good preparation, serious dedication, and the ability to respond to suggestions in a class situation, whether the student is performing an advanced piece or something from the beginning repertoire.
Beginning Students: one memorized piece with which the student feels comfortable
Intermediate and Advanced Students: Two contrasting selections of the teacher’s choice. Repertoire must be memorized. (One movement of a concerto or a sonata would constitute a selection.)
To nominate a student, click here.
Nominations deadline and fee: Mon, Apr 27, $50
Auditions: Sun, May 31, starting at 1pm
Master Class: Thur, Jun 11, 4-7 pm, Free and open to the public (Suggested donation $10)