FREDONIA - The State University at Fredonia School of Music will hold its annual String Experience for high school string players on Saturday, March 2.
The event includes master classes, performance and practice technique workshops, orchestral reading session, fiddling workshop, faculty concert and reception. Participants will work in small groups with Fredonia's conservatory-trained artist faculty in a fun, supportive learning environment. Registration is required. The event is free for parents and teachers. Registration is required by Feb. 14 to guarantee space. Online registration is available at www.fredonia.edu/music/community/string.asp.
The String Experience is a seminar for high school violinists, violists, cellists and bassists that brings students in contact with Fredonia's conservatory-trained string faculty. Young musicians will be given the chance to improve performance and practice techniques, interact with other string players and attend a recital with the university's faculty artists. String players will work in small sessions, developing performance skills, working on issues of stage fright and the audition process, improving technical skills such as shifting, intonation and tone production.
The fourth annual Piano Experience for high school pianists will be held on March 9.
The day of master classes, concerts, workshops and lessons for young pianists is an opportunity to work with Fredonia's artist piano faculty. The event is free for parents and teachers.
The event is open to all high school pianists. Registration is $30 and includes lunch and all activities for the day. Registration is required by Feb. 24 by visiting the Piano Experience website at fredonia.edu/music/community/piano.asp or calling the School of Music at 673-3151.