Violin & Viola Choir

February 2, 2019

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Full Detail Schedule: Posted Soon!

Tentative Schedule

8:15 AM Registration/Check-in (Blackman Music Building)

9:00 AM Rehearsals (Blackman)

12:00 PM Lunch in Dining Hall (see menu below)

1:15 PM Rehearsals (Blackman)

3:15 PM Guest Performance

5:00 PM Recital in Daniel Recital Hall

Thank You to Our Sponsors for Making this Event Possible!

Huthmaker Violins

www.huthmakerviolins.com

Clemson University

www.clemson.edu

Music & Arts

www.musicarts.com

Converse College

www.converse.edu

CMOTH

www.cmoth.com

Location & Directions

Converse College, Spartanburg SC

580 E Main Street

Spartanburg, SC

https://www.converse.edu/

For Complete Directions:

https://www.converse.edu/community/maps-directions-hotels/#1448276495353-7f2909de-14601450191453165


Lunch Menu:

Here are the items listed for the brunch menu on the 2nd (please keep in mind there may be substitutions, and some items may not be available):

Oatmeal, Grits, Scrambled Eggs, Hard Boiled Eggs, Pancakes, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Mexican Breakfast Potatoes, Sausage Links, Coffee Cake and Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Turkey Hummus Biggie Sandwich, Beef Machaca with Beef Top Round, Vegan Curried Rice & Bean Pilaf, Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Chicken Florentine Penne, Hummus & Tabbouleh Wrap, Turkish Beans (Zeytinyagli Barbunya), Pita Bread and Pulao Rice

Salad & Soup Bar

Sandwich Station

Various Desserts

Access Music!

If you have questions, please email swines@greenvilleschools.us

Please Click the links below to access your music for the event. You are expected to print and practice the music prior to the event. Please bring your own copy of the music on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

If you have a stand, please bring it with you on Saturday

(make sure you mark all parts of your stand with your name).

Beginning Ensemble

Beginning Violin Music

French Folk Song, Lightly Row, Frere Jacques, Fantastic Fiddles, Shortnin' Bread

Beginning Viola Music

French Folk Song, Lightly Row, Frere Jacques, Fantastic Fiddles, Shortnin' Bread


If you have a stand, please bring it with you on Saturday

(make sure you mark all parts of your stand with your name).

Violins:

Echo Canon

Folk Song Suite and Trio

Grave and Allegro

Minuet Andante Gigue

Teleman Movement 2 & 3


If you have a stand, please bring it with you on Saturday

(make sure you mark all parts of your stand with your name).

Violas:

To be posted soon...

If you have a stand, please bring it with you on Saturday

(make sure you mark all parts of your stand with your name).

Meet Your Clinicians

Christine Arroyo, Beginning Choir

Christine Arroyo began playing violin in 6th grade in middle school. A native of Columbia, South Carolina she continued enthusiastically to be a part of the public school orchestra program from middle to high school in Richland 2 (Columbia, SC). Inspired by her strings teachers (Mrs. Becky Leonard and Mr. Phillip Pagal), Ms. Arroyo remained very resolute in her quest as an Orchestra Director.

Ms. Arroyo attended the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) and earned a Bachelor of Music Emphasis in Education, Summa Cum Laude. During her undergraduate years, she participated actively as a member of the University of South Carolina String Project under the direction of Dr. Gail Barnes. Her primary violin teacher from high school and throughout her undergraduate degree was Mr. Neil Casey. Currently, she is working on her Masters Degree in Music Education with a Conducting Specialization at Colorado State University (Ft. Collins, CO) under conducting teachers Professor Wes Kenney (master teacher), Dr. Rebecca Phillips, and Dr. James Kim.

Ms. Arroyo is the Orchestra Director at Haut Gap Middle School (Johns Island, SC) in Charleston County. She received the program in its infancy in August 2015, and very determined to make this a successful program. The Haut Gap Middle School Orchestra participated in SCMEA events such as Concert Performance Assessment and Solo & Ensemble. Under the direction of Ms. Arroyo, the Haut Gap Orchestra has received Superior Ratings. The Haut Gap Orchestra Program has shown growth in both quality and quantity.

Ms. Arroyo has a wide range of teaching settings. In addition to public school, she has taught private lessons, music camps, and county-level orchestras. Maintaining a studio in Charleston, she has students ranging of all age levels and playing experience. She has had multiple private students earn acceptance in the School of the Arts High School. In addition to private teaching, Ms. Arroyo has served the Charleston County District Orchestra as the Co-Honors Orchestra Director working with both strings ensemble and full orchestra with winds and percussion.

Aside from teaching, Ms. Arroyo works passionately on her musicianship. She performs frequently on weddings, plays in a community orchestra, and simply enjoys playing violin for fun. Outside of music, Ms. Arroyo enjoys spending time with her family and hanging out at the beach.


Kathleen Robinson, Intermediate & Advanced Violins


Andrea Houde, Intermediate & Advanced Violas

Andrea Priester Houde is an American violist whose genuine love and dedication to her craft can be seen in performances around the world and in the unique environment of her teaching studio. Ms. Houde is Assistant Professor of Viola at West Virginia University and violist of the WVU Chamber Players. She serves on the artist faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp and the Master Players Festival and is a board member of the American Viola Society.

Ms. Houde has performed as soloist, chamber musician, and in orchestras in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Her versatility has led to such opportunities as performing tango with Astor Piazzolla’s godson and playing in a rock band on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. Chamber music collaborations include a world premiere for the American Viola Society with George Taylor and other performances with violinists Jonathan Carney, Igor Yuzefovich, James Stern, Renata Knific, Hagai Shaham; cellists Ross Harbaugh and Nicholas Tzavares; and bassist DaXun Zhang.

Ms. Houde has a zeal for teaching and pedagogy that equals that of her performances. She was formerly on the faculty at the University of Delaware and has given performances and master classes at the International Viola Congress in New Zealand, the American Viola Society Festivals at the Colburn School and Oberlin Conservatory, Quebec Conservatory, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Virginia, Penn State University, Tennessee Viola Celebration, Virginia Violapalooza, University of Arizona, University of Georgia, among others. Ms. Houde has presented at four American String Teachers Association National Conferences and is an active clinician and adjudicator. She provides outreach through hosting Viola Days at West Virginia University and directing the WVU Viola Bootcamp. Studies were at the University of Memphis with Lenny Schranze and at the Peabody Conservatory with Victoria Chiang. Other teachers include Heidi Castleman, Jeffrey Irvine, Mark Jackobs, and David Holland. Pedagogy studies were with Rebecca Henry and Drs. Laura and Harlan Parker.

Guest Artist

More Information to Come...

Haven't Registered?

There's Still Time to Join Us - See Registration form below!

Contact Susan Wines via email at southcarolinaASTA@gmail.com | swines@greenvilleschools.us

Participant Registration Form

If you have a stand, please bring it with you on Saturday

(make sure you mark all parts of your stand with your name).

2019 Student Registration.pdf

Volunteer Form

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(make sure you mark all parts of your stand with your name).

2019 Teacher Volunteer Registration.pdf