Violin & Viola Choir

February 2, 2019

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Full Detail Schedule:

Schedule V&V Choir ASTA 2019

Abbreviated Schedule

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

9:00 AM Rehearsals (Blackman)

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

1:15 PM Rehearsals (Blackman)

5:00 PM Recital in Daniel Recital Hall

Thank You to Our Sponsors for Making this Event Possible!

Huthmaker Violins

www.huthmakerviolins.com

Bernhardt House of Violins https://www.bernhardtviolins.com

Music & Arts

www.musicarts.com

ASTA workshop ad-2019 1120 AM.pdf

Converse College

www.converse.edu

Bob Jones Univesity

https://www.bju.edu

21472_Division_of_Music_Ads_5_5x8_5_FINAL.pdf

North Greenville University

www.ngu.edu

NGU Cline School of Music Ad Jan 2019.pdf

South Carolina Governor's School

for the Arts & Humanities

www.scgah.org

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.

Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin, Grilled Chicken Breast, Lentil Penne with Vegan Vodka Blush Sauce, Crispy Smashed Red Bliss Potato, Tater Tots

Salad & Soup Bar Including Roasted Tomato Tortilla Soup

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:

Viola Rebellion

Violas on a Roll

Adagio for four Violas

Dona Nobis Pacem

Wexford Carol

January Tango 1 (only print the January Tango 1 part)

January Tango 2 (only print the January Tango 2 part)

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

Kathleen S. Robinson is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. She holds a Master of Music in Chamber Music from the University of Connecticut where she was a member of the Graduate String Quartet in residence.

A seasoned violinist, she has held titled positions with the Mississippi and Asheville Symphony and served for over 25 years as the Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Greenville Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. She has performed as a freelance musician with several orchestras in the Southeast, including the Savannah Symphony, Charleston Symphony, SC Philharmonic, and the Hendersonville (NC) Symphony. She has toured with orchestras in Italy and Costa Rica. In addition, she is a member of Classic Touch, a local group of freelance musicians.

Her experience as an educator and youth orchestra conductor spans 38 years. During her tenure in Mississippi, she was in part responsible for the reorganization of the Jackson Youth Symphony. In Greenville, Kathleen conducted the GCYO Philharmonic Orchestra for ten seasons. She has served as staff conductor for the Furman Music Camp and clinician for the Greenville County HS Orchestra Festival, as well as the Pickens County Middle School Orchestra Festival. She has served as guest conductor for the Mississippi All State String Orchestra. Kathleen is a Past-President of the South Carolina chapter of the American String Teachers Association. She is married to conductor and teacher, Dr. Gary A. Robinson and is the mother of two children, Chloe Robinson Groth, a violinist and Suzuki Teacher in New Orleans, La and Caroline, a doctoral candidate attending the Eastman School of Music.

She loves spending time with her grandsons, John Henry, age 4 and Ellison, age 2.

Amber Holden, Intermediate & Advanced Violas

Amber Holden received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she studied under Dr. Scott Rawls, and a Master of Music from Converse College where she studied under Miles Hoffman. Mrs. Holden has twelve years experience teaching public school orchestra and currently teaches in Greenville County Schools at Hillcrest Middle School. Her main instrument is viola, and she maintains a private studio of violin, viola and cello students. Mrs. Holden also plays the viola on her church worship team and with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Guest Artist

Violints from Converse College proudly display their talents!

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

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