Musical Bridges Strings Festival


We are pleased to announce an exciting day of strings workshops and a special concert!  Our guest artists in residence, The Helios Trio, are artist faculty from the University of Wyoming.  

All OCM strings students are invited to register for this special educational opportunity. There will be auditioned Master Classes, technique and repertoire classes, and a student play-down at the end of the day! Your student's registration includes a ticket to the evening concert and a t-shirt!

The cost to register for the workshops on Saturday, March 27 is $10 (this includes the student's free ticket to the evening concert).  Master class applicants, please be prepared to submit your video audition link at the time of registration.  Master class participants will be announced by March 10.


Friday, March 26, 2021

  • 4:30pm-5:30pm Frontier Strings coaching with Dr. James Fadial
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm Chamber Ensembles master classes with Dr. Fadial and Dr. Vanderborgh


Saturday, March 27, 2021

  • 9:00am-9:15am Check in
  • 9:15am-10:00am Orientation and icebreaker
  • 10:00am-12:00pm CLASSES/MASTERCLASSES
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm LUNCH
  • 1:00pm CLASSES
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm CLASSES/MASTERCLASSES
  • 4:00pm Play-Down


Strings student schedules will include a rep class, a tech class, and a master class. 
 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

Please submit one form for each student who would like to register (do not submit only one form per family).

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MONDAY MARCH 5, 2021 at NOON
 
This opportunity is only open to current OCM students (in groups or lessons).  We hope you will join us!

thank you to our series sponsor Omaha Steaks!

Students who are not using the Suzuki Method in the studio should learn (and memorize) the Suzuki piece(s) from their approximate playing level in order to participate in this program. (Twinklers welcome!) If possible please also learn (review and memorize) the pieces from all previous levels, working your way backwards from your current level.

Book 1

  • Twinkle Variations
  • May Song
  • Minuet 1

Book 2

  • Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus
  • Witches Dance

Book 3

  • Humoresque

Book 4

  • Concerto in G Major Mvt. 3 (Seitz)

Book 5

  • Country Dance

Book 6

  • Concerto in F Major Mvt. 2 (Handel)

Book 7

  • Minuet (Mozart)

Musical Bridges is OCM’s annual Strings Festival. This year our Guest Artists in residence are Dr. John Fadial (violin/viola), Dr. Beth Vanderborgh (cello), and Chi-Chen Wu (piano). Some classes will be taught by OCM Strings Artist-Faculty. Our guest artists, The Helios Trio, are artist faculty from the University of Wyoming.

BIO HIGHLIGHTS:


Violinist, John M. Fadial

At age 11, Dr. Fadial performed as a soloist for President Gerald Ford, and has an international career as chamber musician, concertmaster, soloist, and pedagogue. Dr. Fadial has given performances and master classes at prestigious institutions and universities around the globe, including recent engagements as Visiting Guest Artist at Interlochen Arts Academy, the French National Conservatory of Nancy, France, and Beifan University in Yinchuan, China.

Cellist, Beth Vanderborgh

Dr. Vanderborgh was top prizewinner of the Washington Society for Arts and Letters Cello Competition. In addition to her vigorous perform and teaching career, she is also a recording artist and has collaborated with Pulitzer prizewinning composer Jennifer Higdon. She is artist faculty at the Eastern Music Festival, Principal Cellist of the Cheyenne Symphony, and Principal Cellist of the Shenandoah Bach Festival.

Pianist, Chi-Chen Wu

Dr. Wu’s international career has spanned the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, China, and Thailand. Some of her engagements include Aspen Music Festival, Monadnock Music Festival, and the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series, among others. Musicians and conductors with whom she has concertized include Karl-Heinz Steffens, Jonathan McPhee, Zuill Bailey, members of the Juilliard String Quartet, Takács String Quartet, musicians from the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center, and members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as the New York Philharmonic. A prolific recording artist and pedagogue, Dr. Wu brings her expertise in chamber music along with her skill as a clinician.

Dr. Chi Chen Wu will be teaching an auditioned master class on Saturday, March 27.  Please submit your application HERE by noon on March 1. This special educational opportunity is offered cost free for OCM piano students!
 

Pianist, Chi-Chen Wu

Dr. Wu’s international career has spanned the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, China, and Thailand. Some of her engagements include Aspen Music Festival, Monadnock Music Festival, and the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series, among others. Musicians and conductors with whom she has concertized include Karl-Heinz Steffens, Jonathan McPhee, Zuill Bailey, members of the Juilliard String Quartet, Takács String Quartet, musicians from the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center, and members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as the New York