Violin & Viola Choir

February 1, 2020

This whole of this page refers to the 2020 Violin & Viola Choir. Please visit again for

information about the 2021 Violin & Viola Choir when it becomes available.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Schedule V&V Choir ASTA 2020

Abbreviated Schedule

8:15 AM Registration/Check-in Opens

9:00 AM Rehearsals

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Special Guest

2:00 Final Rehearsals

5:30 PM Recital in Wade Hampton High Auditorium

Thank You to Our Sponsors for Making this Event Possible!

Huthmaker Violins

Music & Arts

Bernhardt House of Violins

Location & Directions

Fine Arts Center of Greenville

102 Pine Knoll Dr.

Greenville, SC

Wade Hampton High School

100 Pine Knoll Dr.

Greenville, SC 29609


Lunch Menu:

Pebble Creek Pizza

Pepperoni, Cheese & Sausage

Chips & Dessert

Snacks to include a variety from the following:

Goldfish crackers, peanut butter crackers, cookies, variety of chips/popcorn, garanola bars, protein bars.

Access Music!

If you have questions, please email

Please Click the links below to access your music for the event (to be posted closer to event date). You are expected to print and practice the music prior to the event. Please bring your own copy of the music on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.

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

Beginning Viola Music

Recording of Liza Jane

Entire Beginning Choir Folder Folder

All Beginning Choir Members Should have:

Liza Jane


Trumpet Tune

Winter Goodbye


Violin Part 1

Violin Part 2

Violin Part 3

Violin Part 4

Entire Violin Folder with Scores

Each Violinist Should have the Following Pieces:

Pachelbel Canon in D

Giordani Aria (Caro mio ben)

Telemann Concert in G major III. Vivace

Clark Integrity


Viola 1

Viola 2

Viola 3

Viola 4

Entire Folder with Scores

Each Violist Should have the Following Pieces:


Don't Stop Believin'

Dancing Dreams

Palestrina Four Pieces for Viola Ensemble

The Newberry Aires (only 3 parts for this piece)

Meet Your Clinicians

Emily Schaad, Beginning Choir

Emily Schaad started her career on violin and viola, attending The Juilliard School and earning a B.M. in Viola Performance from Curtis Institute of Music. She holds an M.A. in Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University and is a doctoral candidate in Music Education at Boston University.

She is a founder and artistic director of Stringendo, Inc., a non-profit community music school in New York’s Hudson Valley comprised of 7 youth orchestras, 5 traditional fiddle groups, and a summer camp. During her tenure as a conductor with Stringendo, Ms. Schaad led annual student trips across the country and to the United Kingdom. Her ensembles have performed at music education conferences, competitions, evaluation festivals, and in schools, concert halls, and castles.

Ms. Schaad has taught elementary, middle, and high school strings in New York State and is a frequent guest conductor for all-county and regional festival orchestras.

Emily is also a seasoned old-time musician, and has spent time learning from older fiddlers in Tennessee and North Carolina. She has taken first place in fiddle and old-time band at numerous fiddlers conventions, and released an album in 2013 with Americana stringband Old Buck. She regularly teaches at traditional music weeks such as Swannanoa Gathering and Augusta Heritage Center, and teaches old-time fiddle at Warren Wilson College.

Kathy Perry, Intermediate & Advanced Violins

Kathy Perry received her Bachelor of Music Education degree at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and went on to teach orchestra in the Arizona public schools. During eight years of teaching students in elementary and junior high schools, followed by eight years of teaching at the high school level, her ensembles consistently received superior ratings in local and state festivals. She was active as an adjudicator for large ensemble and solo/ensemble festivals and served as guest conductor for many groups throughout the state. Since moving to Anderson in 2005, she started the Anderson All County Orchestra in 2006 and served in Anderson School District One as director of strings at Wren Middle and High Schools for 6 years. Her top orchestra was selected to perform at the SCMEA Music Educators Conference February 5, 2010. For the past 8 years Kathy has been in Anderson School District Five teaching at TL Hanna High School and is currently at Southwood Academy of the Arts as the director of high school orchestras. In February 2019 the top high school orchestra, Southwood Sinfonia from the Academy of the Arts, headed to the SCMEA Music Teachers Conference and performed in Columbia. She served as SC All State Orchestra chair (2011-2015) and as adjunct strings instructor at Erskine College for six years. Mrs. Perry was honored to serve as the first conductor for the Greenville County High School All County Orchestra 2019. She serves as concertmaster in the GAMAC chamber orchestra and the Anderson Symphony Orchestra and remains active as a freelance violinist throughout the upstate region of South Carolina.

Zoe Haribson, Intermediate & Advanced Violas

Zoe Harbison originally hails from Charlottesville, VA. She received a Bachelor of Music Education and a Viola Performance Certificate from the University of South Carolina, where she taught at the renowned String Project. She then went on to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where she received a Master of Music degree in viola performance and was principal viola of the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic. She is an avid performer, and played with numerous orchestras in the Pittsburgh region, where she was the assistant principal viola of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and acting principal viola of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra among others. After leaving Pittsburgh, she moved to Charleston where she taught orchestra at C.E. Williams Middle School and played with the Charleston Symphony. Ms. Harbison currently directs the orchestra program at Berry Shoals Intermediate School, and loves to spend her time teaching private lessons, playing viola, and hanging out with her bass player husband, dog, and two cats.

Guest Artist

To be announced...

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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).

2020 Student Registration.pdf

Volunteer 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 Teacher Volunteer Registration.pdf