Music Department to Host String Honors Clinic

The Asbury University Music Department is now accepting applications for the second annual String Fellowship Honors Clinic on Oct. 3-4.

clinic%20interior.jpgThe clinic is an opportunity for junior and senior high-school string players and pianists to experience intensive rehearsals, sectional master classes, exposure to selected works in chamber music and a recital on the University campus. Housing is provided for the musicians in residence halls with University students, and the clinic includes a tour of campus and social events.

“While any number of fine collegiate music programs offer clinics for high school string players, Asbury University’s provides an emphasis not only on orchestral string experience, but in chamber music combinations,” said Dr. Ronald Holz, director of the Asbury Orchestra. “This allows for more personal interaction with faculty and the fine high school pianists who have been chosen as well.  The Clinic also takes place in a God-honoring environment, and students seeking an outstanding education in a Christian liberal arts university will find this Clinic to be a great introduction to that experience.”

The event begins on Wednesday afternoon and concludes Thursday evening with a Demonstration Recital at 6:30 p.m. by the Fellowship string orchestra, chamber groups and the Asbury University Faculty String Trio.  The faculty for the Asbury String Fellowship Clinic will be:

  • Dr. Ronald W. Holz, Director of the Asbury Orchestra
  • Dr. Donald Zent, Asbury’s Professor of Piano
  • Professor Grace Doty, Asbury’s Violin and Viola Teacher
  • Dr. Clyde Beavers, Asbury’s Cello Teacher
  • Elias Gross, Instructor of Violin and Viola
  • Paul Reich, Instructor of Bass

The clinic is limited to 24 musicians to be accepted based on the recommendations of the student’s private teacher and/or orchestral director. Applications and the registration fee of $50 are due on Sept. 15. Registration fees will be returned for anyone not accepted to the program. Applications and a full schedule are available online or by contacting the following people: Faye Montgomery, (859) 858-3511 x2250, fmontgomery@asbury.edu; or Dr. Ronald Holz, (859) 858-3511 x2246, Ronald.holz@asbury.edu.

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