Here are my recordings of the first round audition etudes for the 2013 GMEA All-State Orchestras. It was a great learning experience for me to tackle the challenges posed in each etude - lyricism and sound quality for middle school, rhythm and dexterity for 9/10, and articulation and intonation for 11/12. Please pass the videos on to your students, teachers, and colleagues, and be sure to "Like" them on YouTube. Thanks for watching, and best of luck on October 20.
September is looking like a great month for violists around the South. On September 21, Lauren Burns at Valdosta State University is hosting Viola Day, which includes a masterclasses, a viola choir reading, and a recital by Daniel Sweaney of the University of Alabama. The entire day is free, and this brochure has all the details.
The following weekend, September 29-30, the UT Viola Celebration is taking place at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Hillary Herndon hosts this event featuring a guest faculty lineup of George Taylor, Christine Rutledge, Rudolf Hakan, Melinda Daetsch and Dominic DeStefano. The Viola Celebration is also free, and complete information, including registration, is available at the website.