Jazz & Classics string workshop held this weekend

Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tracy Helming, a certified Suzuki violin teacher, will return to Juneau this Friday through Sunday, Feb. 18-20, for the Juneau Jazz & Classics annual string workshop.

Helming was invited to return to Juneau to 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.

The workshop will include a variety of options, including private lessons, group lessons, small master classes, ensemble coaching and more. Classes will be held at the Egan Wing of the University of Alaska Southeast. Workshop scholarships are available.

The workshop will conclude with a recital by participants at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at UAS. The recital is free and open to the public.

The schedule and registration forms are available on the festival website, www.jazzandclassics.org.

The string workshop helps to fulfill Juneau Jazz & Classics’ mission to augment the music programs in the schools, fostering a love of music in young listeners and encouraging young musicians;

The workshop is made possible by UAS, the City & Borough of Juneau, the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council.

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