Feb. 8: Elizabeth Oakes masterclass and lecture

A Musical Journey: From String Project to a Career in Music.
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Elizabeth Oakes, Violist

Elizabeth Oakes, a former String Project project student and now Lecturer at University of Iowa, will present a masterclass and lecture on February 8.

Elizabeth is an active chamber musician, teacher, and performer. She is currently the Coordinator of the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program at the University of Iowa.
  • Masterclass, during the 9:00am hour, will involve Orchestra-level students
  • The parent lecture, at 10:00am, will be focused on her musical journey from Austin to becoming a professional teacher and performer.
You can find more information about Elizabeth at her web site, elizabeth-oakes.com
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String Project spring 2014

Dear String Project family, 


Hello and welcome back!  We are all looking forward to seeing you and your children for the start of the spring semester! Classes will resume Saturday, January 18th.  Private lessons will start the following week, Tuesday, January 21st.
  
See you in a couple weeks!  
 
Jordan Loveland
Assistant Director
UT String Project

 

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Weekly Updates Dec. 7, 2013

Dear String Project families, 

 If you have not heard by now, this weekend is the winter concert!  We are currently monitoring the day for INCLEMENT weather, but are hoping it will be safe enough conditions to have the concerts.  Make sure to keep an eye out for an email from the office as we get closer to Saturday.  Attached you will find the schedule for Saturday’s concerts.  As you will see, we have had to change the location of the orchestra concert to the Band Hall (2.114) due to a miscommunication with the scheduling office.  The organ in Bates is in need of immediate maintenance for a Great Organ Series concert on Sunday, and Saturday morning was the only time it could be worked on.  Fortunately, we will have Bates for the 11:00 Ensembles concert.  All orchestra students, please arrive NO LATER THAN 9AM.  Make sure to check the posted schedules to see what room your child needs to go to for tuning and stowing cases.  At 9:30 all ECE families will perform as the overture to the String Project Orchestras concert. All ensemble students and families are welcome to come see the orchestras concert.  The Ensembles concert will begin at 11:00in Bates Recital Hall, make sure that your child arrives to their assigned room by 10:30 if they participate in an ensemble.  
 
Concert Attire:
Orchestras–black and white 
Ensembles–dress for a special occasion 
 
Instrument Room will be open from 12-12:30 THIS Saturday after the concert. This is the last opportunity to trade instruments before the new year. 
 
In order to cut down on the wait time, please e-mail Kelsey with your child’s name and their current instrument size so that I can have one set aside for you bynoon. The requests submitted via e-mail to me prior to Saturday will be processed first.  
 
Again, keep a look out for an email from the office regarding the weather.  We hope to look forward in sharing a special day with you on Saturday for the UT String Project Winter concert!  
 
All the best, 
Jordan
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Weekly Updates: 11.23.13

Dear String Project family,
This is our last Saturday before the concert on December 7th!  There will bee no classes on Saturday, November 30th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
There will be no lessons taught next week on Wednesday 11/27 thru Friday 11/29 due to the university closing for the Thanksgiving holiday.
All submissions for the cover contest are due this Saturday by noon.  All current String Project students are eligible to enter and there is no limit on the number of drawings that may be submitted by any individual student.
The jury sign up board will be near the main table on Saturday morning.  If your child is planning to promote, make sure you check the promotional guidelines which can be found on the on the website.  Be sure we have a copy of your teacher’s permission.
 
Who is required to take fall juries?
• All full-time students, excluding Cadets, Stepping Stones, and Early Childhood students
• Anyone wishing to promote
Who does not need to play a fall jury?
• Saturday-only students who do not wish to promote
• Cadets and Stepping Stones
• Early childhood classes
• Parent orchestra and guitar ensembles
I think that is all I have for you for now.  As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
Jordan
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Weekly update: Nov. 14, 2013

The semester is winding up so fast, we only have 2 more Saturdays left after this weekend! There will be no Saturday classes on November 30th for the Thanksgiving holiday and our last Saturday will be on December 7th for the winter concert! Exciting!
  1. Saturday Schedule attached—dress rehearsal UT football game and F 1 Races Event, expect delays 
  2. Dress rehearsal order and schedule
  3. Lessons during Thanksgiving week 
  4. Cover Contest deadline: November 23rd, see attachment 
  5. Jury Sign up board posted this Saturday 
  6. Honors Recital form, see attachment 
  7. String Project website currently under construction 

1. Football game & F1 weekend

Austin roads will be quite busy this weekend because of the UT football game at 2:30pm and the Formula 1 Races Event this weekend which may impact your travel to String Project. Be sure to leave much earlier than you normally do on Saturdays.  Please see the Schedule for November 16, 2013 for details.

2. Dress rehearsal

This Saturday we have our dress rehearsal before the winter concert on December 7th!  On the attached schedule, you will notice two rooms assigned to some of the rehearsal groups and some with only one room listed.  Those groups with two rooms should report to the first room listed to meet their teacher.  Each ensemble (with the exception of EO,IO,AO,CO, and parent groups) has an assigned time to which they will play on the stages in Bates Recital Hall for a quick run through of their concert pieces.  When they are finished, they will return to their rooms to resume class.  For details, see the attached schedule.

Rehearsal Order 

9:00 Hour

9:05-Stepping Stones
9:10- Jr. Cadets—Cello & Violin
9:15- EO Cellos
9:25- IO Cellos & Viola
9:30-AO/CO Cellos
9:35- EO/IO/CO Basses + PEA/B Basses
9:35- Sr. Cadet Basses
9:40- EO VLN
9:45- IO VLN
9:50- AO VLN
9:55- CO VLN

10:00 Hour

10:00-ECE families (BOTH SECTIONS)
10:05- PEA & PEB
10:10- BVEB
10:15- BVEA
10:20- BCEB
10:25- BCEA
10:30- BGEA
10:35- BGEB/C

11:00 Hour

11:00- MSC
11:05- HARPS
11:10- Sr. Cadets Cellos
11:15-Sr. Cadet Violins

3. Lessons

There will be no lessons taught next week on Wednesday-Friday (November 27-29) due to the university closing for the Thanksgiving holiday.

4. Cover contest deadline November 23

All submissions for the cover contest are due 1 week from Saturday, on November 23rd.  All current String Project students are eligible to enter and there is no limit on the number of drawings that may be submitted by any individual student.  All entries must adhere to the rules listed in the 2013 Concert Program Cover Contest rules and entry form document. 

5. Jury sign-up

The jury sign up board will be near the main table on Saturday morning, make sure that you stop by and sign your student up for a time.

Who is required to take fall juries?

• All full-time students, excluding Cadets and Early Childhood students
• Anyone (including Saturday-only students) wishing to promote

Who does not need to play a fall jury?

• Saturday-only students who do not wish to promote
• Cadets
• Early childhood classes
• Parent ensembles

6. Honors Recital application deadline

I have attached the Honors Recital form to the email.   The deadline for this recording is Saturday, November 23rd! ALL students are eligible to apply. If your student(s) are interested in making a recording, please consult with your private teacher. See attachment for additional information.

7. Website

If for at all reason you have need to access the String Project website, please know that it is currently under construction and will be up as soon as possible.
See you Saturday,
Jordan
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Weekly emails

Each week, we send email to the families of our current students. The weekly email provides information about:

If you haven’t heard from us for a while, we may not have your current email address, or may have spelled it wrong. Please send us an email at string_project@mail.music.utexas.edu and make sure your info is up to date.

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