Strings (2017 Listing)

These are classes from 2017. Stay tuned for the 2018 listings.

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Supported by Foundation Health Partners
Ginger A. Carroll
CoordinatorsBryan Hall (behall2@alaska.edu) — Artistic Coordinator
Maureen Heflinger (maureen.heflinger@gmail.com) Strings Coordinator
FSAF Concerto String Intensive

FSAF Concerto String Intensive

Price: $1800

Days: SunMTWThFSat/MTWThFSat, July 16–29

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Instructors: Bryan Hall, Jennifer Drake, Kathryn Eberle, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Robert Franz, Maureen Heflinger, Brian Hodges, Kathryn Hoffer, Lisa Ibias, Paul Sharpe, Andie Springer

Location: Christ Lutheran Church

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Registration open now. Application includes two contrasting works to be submitted as unlisted YouTube links by April 14, 2018. Please send to Bryan Hall (behall2@alaska.edu). Please don't pay until you've been accepted. [more]

Advanced String Performance Seminar (no housing)
$700

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FSAF String Intensive

FSAF String Intensive

Price: $1600

Days: SunMTWThFSat/MTWThF, July 16–28

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Instructors: Bryan Hall, Jennifer Drake, Kathryn Eberle, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Robert Franz, Maureen Heflinger, Brian Hodges, Kathryn Hoffer, Lisa Ibias, Paul Sharpe, Andie Springer

Location: Christ Lutheran Church

Calling all string players! Our String Intensive includes all of our string ensemble offerings, Yoga for Musicians, and two hours of private lesson time with the instructor(s) of your choice. Study and perform in Festival Orchestra, Instrument Choirs, String Orchestra, Chamber Music. There will be many special concerts and events throughout the festival, as well as opportunities to play at venues around the community. Perform. Collaborate. Inspire. Includes on-campus housing.

FSAF String Intensive (no housing)
$450

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FSAF Orchestra

FSAF Orchestra

Price: $100

Days: MTWFSat (week 2), July 24–29

Times: 4:35–7:00pm

Instructor: Robert Franz

Location: Pioneer Park Exhibit Hall

Join maestro Robert Franz and festival guest artists for a program of classical music. 2017 repertoire to include Mahler's Symhpony no. 4.

Yoga for Musicians

Yoga for Musicians

Price: $150

Days: MTWThF/MTWThF, July 17–28

Times: 8:00–8:50am

Instructor: Maureen Heflinger

Location: Christ Lutheran Church - Social Hall

Prepare your body and mind for the day with a yoga class tailored to musicians and yoga practitioners of all levels. Violist Maureen Heflinger will offer sequences intended to stretch, strengthen, and stabilize muscle groups commonly used (and overused) by musicians. Varying degrees of intensity and modifications will be offered to help develop a personal practice to best support individual needs. In addition to a physical practice, breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation will allow each practitioner to begin the day with a clear mind.

20th and 21st Century Chamber Music

Price: $100

Days: SunWTh/ThSat, July 16–29

Times: 3:30–4:30pm

Instructors: Andie Springer, Charly Akert, Joe Bergen, Katie Cox, Mara Mayer

Location: Christ Lutheran Church

This course will explore chamber music written from 1960 to the present. Ensembles will be mixed-instrument, chamber groups and repertoire will be chosen based on instrumentation, level, and interests. Music can range from works written by ground-breaking Avant Garde composers to music written just this year; from notated music to graphic scores and structured improvisation — the sky's the limit! Open to all instruments and levels.

Beginning Irish Fiddle and Strings

Beginning Irish Fiddle and Strings

Price: $80

Days: MWThF (week 1), July 17–21

Times: 2:00–2:50pm

Instructor: Caitlin Warbelow

Location: UCPC High School Room

Students will learn a few common Irish tunes (reels, jigs, hornpipes, airs, etc.) and will begin to explore ornamentation, bowing styles, and session etiquette. Tunes will be taught by ear, but don't be worried - we will discuss how best to go about learning music by ear! Students should have basic experience on the fiddle/violin and be able to play at least a couple simple tunes from memory. Open to all ages and abilities (18+). You may also take this class if you play another melody instrument (mandolin, banjo, etc.), but please contact Caitlin first, caitlin.warbelow@gmail.com

Norwegian Folk Style Music

Norwegian Folk Style Music

Price: $80

Days: MTWThF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 10:00–10:50am

Instructor: Skogen Sällström

Location: UCPC High School Room

Fiddlers and other melodic instrumentalists will enjoy immersing themselves into the rich tonalities and rhythms of Norwegian folk music. Traditional dance styles such as “Vals”, Polka, Reinlender and “Halling” (a style unique to Norway) as well as ornamentation will be taught aurally along with contemporary folk tunes. Transcripts are available upon request. A recording devise is recommended. All playing levels welcome, with or without fiddling style experience. Contact skogen_sallstrom@hotmail.com with any questions.

Violin/Fiddle for Absolute Beginners

Violin/Fiddle for Absolute Beginners

Price: $80

Days: WThF (week 1), July 19–21

Times: 12:30–1:45pm

Instructor: Caitlin Warbelow

Location: UCPC High School Room

Have you always wished you could play a few tunes on the violin? Here's your chance! This fast-paced workshop will give you the basic skills needed to put you on the path to becoming a violinist or fiddler. By the end of the workshop you'll know how to hold the violin and bow properly, how to make a beautiful tone, and how to finger notes with your left hand. You'll also be given suggestions on how to expand upon your new-found skills and how to take advantage of musical opportunities for beginning violinists/fiddlers in Fairbanks year-round. [more]

Intermediate/Advanced Irish Fiddle and Strings

Intermediate/Advanced Irish Fiddle and Strings

Price: $80

Days: MWThF (week 1), July 17–21

Times: 3:00–3:50pm

Instructor: Caitlin Warbelow

Location: UCPC High School Room

Students will learn many new Irish tunes (reels, jigs, hornpipes, airs, etc.) but the focus will be on stylistic elements such as ornamentation (rolls, triplets, cuts, harmony, etc.), bowing, musicianship, harmony, and session etiquette. Tunes will be taught by ear, but don't be worried - we will discuss how best to go about learning music by ear! Students should be able to play at an intermediate to advanced level on the fiddle/violin. Classical violinists wishing to try out Irish music are very welcome in this class even if you have no traditional music experience. [more]

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