SEMINAR ON STRING TEACHING AND LEARNING, ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE, DRUMCONDRA SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER 10.30-16.30
As part of its newly established Artists-in-Residence programme featuring the highly acclaimed, London-based Fidelio Trio, the Music Department of St Patrick's College, Drumcondra will host a one day seminar on string teaching and learning on Saturday 20 October, in association with DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.
Featured artists for the day will be Darragh Morgan, Violin and Robin Michael, Cello. Darragh and Robin will give a short performance of iconic works for string duo by Ravel & Kodaly. There will be an interactive workshop aimed at folk musicians, young string students and amateur and semi-professional string players which will cover a range of unusual and extended techniques that contemporary string performers are now often required to use. There will be a short informal performance by students at the end of the workshop. Darragh and Robin will also be available for a Question and Answer session relating to their experiences working with string programmes such as Buskaid in Soweto, South Africa and El Sistema, Venezuela which will be relevant to both facilitators and practitioners. An additional workshop, presented by staff and students of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama will explore intermediate level string teaching and learning, and students’ initial involvement in chamber music.
PLEASE BRING ALONG YOUR INSTRUMENT AS PARTICIPATION IS INTEGRAL TO THIS SEMINAR
The seminar is directed towards teachers, performers, programme leaders and others with an interest in the promotion of string teaching and learning in institutional and community settings.
To reserve a place at this seminar contact Carol Davis, Music Administrator, St Patrick's College at firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your name and interest/affiliation/role. A small registration fee (€5 cash) will be charged on the day to cover teas/coffees. The Fidelio Trio Residency is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and St Patrick's College and promotionally supported by the Contemporary Music Centre and RTÉ lyric FM.