String Workshop registraion ends soon

Posted: Friday, February 13, 2009

Juneau - Registration for the Juneau Jazz & Classics' annual String Workshop, to be held March 7-8, will run through Feb. 27. Last year's event sold out, so participants should look for registration information soon on the festival's Web site.

Tracy Helming, a certified Suzuki violin teacher, will return to Juneau to teach the workshop. Helming will work with young violin and viola players of all ages and levels. She has a master's degree in violin performance from the Yale School of Music and received her training at the Hartt School of Music. In addition to a busy performing schedule, she teaches at Suzuki institutes throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

Parents at last year's workshop were enthusiastic about Helming's warmth, technical ability and humor as she worked with students. The Annual String Workshop will include a variety of options, including private lessons, group lessons, small master classes, ensemble coaching and more. Classes will be held in the Egan building at the University of Alaska Southeast.

The workshop will conclude with a recital by participants at 5 p.m. March 8. The recital is free and open to the public. Workshop scholarships are available.

The specific schedule and registration forms will be available on the festival Web site soon, The annual String workshop is made possible by UAS, the city of Juneau, the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council.

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