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Our model continues to be a combination of virtual lessons, occasional in-person lessons and classes, as well as hybrid options. We are following the safety guidelines as set by the CDC and local agencies, as well as parent requests and comfort level. For information on returning to our campus, please visit jccotp.org/faqs. We look forward to having you join us on this musical journey!
The 2020-21 violin master class will be taught by Soovin Kim, Professor of Violin at the New England Conservatory, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 4-7 pm
Nominations are due: Monday, March 8
Audition videos are due: Wednesday, March 10
Audition videos may be submitted via a private YouTube video link or by uploading to a Thurnauer Dropbox account (link to be provided upon application).
Handler Master Classes are open to pre-college musicians of all ages and levels of training, from elementary to advanced. The criteria for selecting participants include good preparation and serious dedication. Students should be capable of responding to direction.
Applicants must be New Jersey or Rockland County, NY residents and must be studying privately at a school or studio in New Jersey or in Rockland County, NY. Students currently enrolled in the preparatory division of a New York or Pennsylvania conservatory are not eligible to participate, unless they are also studying privately at the Thurnauer School of Music. Selected participants must be available on the date of the master class with access to reliable internet service.
• 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, with the exception of sonatas.
WHO SHOULD SUBMIT PAYMENT AND AUDITION DETAILS
Audition fees and details may be submitted by either the families of the applicants or the teacher. In most cases, families submit the fees and information.
HOW TO SUBMIT A REGISTRATION TO AUDITION
To participate in the Handler Master Class auditions, teachers must tell parents of the students that it is okay for them to submit an audition registration.
Step 1: Submit the audition fee. To submit online, click on "Register," log into your account (or create a new one if you don't have one), and click on "Register Another Family Member." To pay by check, mail your audition fee of $50 to the JCC Thurnauer School of Music, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly, NJ 07670 ATTN: Handler Violin Master Class. PLEASE NOTE: If you have any difficulty registering online, please call the office at 201.408.1466 to remit your payment over the phone.
Step 2: Submit audition details by clicking on this link.
Available for brass, percussion, piano, strings, winds, and
voice, the Young Artists Programs include opportunities for
monthly recitals and celebrations. Note: Suzuki guitar requires
eight parent education workshops. Students taking private lessons for the
first time can take a lessons-only program, but are encouraged to add one or more classes
or ensembles. After the first year, all private lesson students are required to add one or
more classes or ensembles to their program.
Choose a 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week.
(Note: 60, 75, 90, and 120 min options can be divided into two lessons per week. Beginning students in violin, cello and piano are required to take two 30 min lessons per week.)
ADD ONE OR. MORE CLASSES AND/OR ENSEMBLES:
Playing viola is a valuable skill for violinists. Students explore the unique characteristics and subtle technical differences between the violin and viola, learn to read music in the alto clef, and play pieces written especially for the viola. There are many advantages and opportunities for violinists who also understand the viola. This class is available to violinists who have completed Suzuki Book 3. Class size limited to 6.