Summer Send-Off Camp for all Instrumentalists!
We are excited to announce that from 14-23 August, 2016, Intermezzo! will bring together cello, piano, viola and violin students from KSMA and HKSMI, along with the faculties of both schools, and guest teachers from around the world.
Renowned Guest Faculty
In addition to the highly regarded faculties of both KSMA and HKSMI, we are excited to welcome guest artist faculty:
Caroline Fraser is returning for a second summer to work with KSMA piano students. In addition, Miss Caroline is now authorised through the Asia Regional Suzuki Association to offer teacher training in our region. We are thrilled that she is able to stay long enough to offer Unit 1 piano training for pianists who are interested in beginning their journey to becoming Suzuki Piano teachers!
Although this may be the first opportunity for most of our students to meet him in person, many of our cello students will already have “met” Richard Mooney through his books such as Position Pieces for Cello. We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Rick to Hong Kong to work with our cello students, as well as to offer Unit 1 cello teacher training.
Also a welcome and familiar face to students at both KSMA and HKSMI, Mark Mutter will be coming to work with our violin and viola students. In addition, Mr. Mark will teach both our foundation unit Where Love is Deep – open to all parents, teacher trainees, and other interested people – as well as teaching the Unit 1 training course to violinists and violists who would like to become Suzuki teachers.
A Variety of Classes
Over 5 days, students will have a daily instrument-specific group class, as well as a class in Dalcroze Eurythmics. In addition, depending upon age and level appropriateness, students may also participate in fiddling, note reading, musicianship, chamber music, orchestra and other classes.
Masterclasses, where 4 (Book 1), 3 (Books 2-4) or 2 (Books 5 & above) students and their parents come together for individual instruction, are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students registering for masterclasses will be grouped with the same student/parent teams for a one hour session on two separate days during the camp.
Intermezzo! will be a highly motivating way to end the summer and jump start families’ enthusiasm for the new school year! Students and parents will enjoy spending time together, learning, making music, and having fun!
Parents may register to attend Where Love is Deep and for a special parent seminar, as well as attending classes with their children.
Student Classes Tuesday, 16 – Saturday, 20 August
On Tuesday through Friday, student classes will be be scheduled beginning after lunch. Masterclasses for students who have not yet gone back to school will be scheduled in the early afternoon; group classes for all students, and masterclasses for students who have returned to school, will be scheduled in the late afternoon and evening.
In addition to the student workshop, we will be offering Teacher Training for individuals who are interested in learning how to be Suzuki teachers. The required introductory class, Where Love is Deep (WLID), is open to all interested adults, not just instrumentalists wanting to pursue teacher training in Suzuki Talent Education. We will offer Unit 1 training in cello, piano and violin for qualified musicians.
- Where Love is Deep Sunday, 14 August
- Cello and Violin Unit 1 Monday, 15 August – Monday, 22 August
- Piano Unit 1 Wednesday, 17 August – Tuesday, 23 August
There are still spaces available for students. Register today to get in on the fun!
Applications and auditions for cello, piano and violin Unit 1 training are required by the Interim Asia Region Suzuki Organization to be processed by 14 July. Audition videos cannot be accepted after 1 July, 2016 in order to allow for processing.