6th Grade Orchestra

Tracy Silverman Bio

posted Apr 23, 2015, 2:00 PM by Susan Goudreau

Redefining the role of the violin in contemporary music, Tracy Silverman has
contributed significantly to the development and repertoire for the electric 6-
string violin and what he calls “21st century violin playing”. “String playing must
reflect our popular musical culture or risk becoming old-fashioned and
irrelevant,” says Silverman. The foremost concert electric violinist and the
subject of new electric violin concertos commissioned specifically for him by
John Adams, Terry Riley, Nico Muhly, Kenji Bunch, himself and upcoming by
Daniel Bernard Roumain, Silverman was formerly first violinist with the groundbreaking
Turtle Island String Quartet. Currently touring internationally as a
soloist with orchestras, (LAPhilharmonic, BBC Symphony, Detroit Symphony,
Montreal Symphony, Adelaide Festival Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival; conductors
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Marin Alsop, Neeme Jarvi, Giancarlo Guerrero, Leon
Botstein among many others,) with his solo performances and as a collaborator
with other artists and ensembles. A busy composer, ‘15-16 includes
performances of Silverman’s 2nd electric violin concerto, a return to Carnegie
Hall to premier Nico Muhly’s “Seeing Is Believing” with the American
Symphony, as well as the publication of his instructional method “Strum
Bowing”. A long-standing advocate for music education, Silverman is an indemand
clinician and on faculty at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.


String Carnival!!!

posted Jul 24, 2011, 3:24 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Jul 14, 2014, 6:39 PM ]

All 6th Grade Students and Parents are invited to the String Carnival on Monday, August 7th at 5:15 PM until 6:45 PM in the Orchestra Room!
Here are a few reasons to join orchestra:

1. You will learn a new instrument regardless if you or your family has any musical background!!!!!

2. You can jam out on your instrument whether you like classical, country, R&B, jazz, and other styles!!!

3. You will have the best teacher ever in orchestra!!!!!

What is the String Carnival?

The String Carnival is an event only offered to the 6th Grade students to try out any of the instruments intheorchestra. This will help those young 6th grade students decide which instrument that they like best! Parents are more than welcome to ask questions regarding the program to former students or Mrs. Goudreau! This is a fun and exciting event for all 6th grade students who are interested in playing the VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, or DOUBLE BASS!!!! 

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