Special Features of This Year’s MusiKinesis® Courses
Daily classes in eurhythmics, teaching techniques, repertory, improv/composition and related areas form the foundation. Plus, the programs in both Baltimore and Rochester include a rich variety of added experiences, too!
Baltimore County – July 8-12
This week will feature guest classes from experts in their fields.
- Teaching Children in Trauma: Making a Difference in America’s Urban Schools. Camille Delaney, Dir. of Programs, BSO OrchKids.
- Off the Bench, Moving the Modes: MusiKinesis in the Piano Studio. Katie Ostrosky, dance accompanist, 2ndYear MK.
- Dance in the Language of Music. Alicia Nightengale, 2ndYear MK, dancer and violinist.
- Modern Piano Improvisation for Modern Movement: Dissonance on its Own Terms. Mark Williams, composer and dance accompanist.
- Percussion Techniques that Move. Robert “Tigger” Benford, dance accompanist, composer and recording artist.
Want more fun? Friday night offers Making Waves, a free interactive performance on Maryland history, a step away from UMBC at CCBC. Stay through Saturday and have fun at Baltimore’s Caribbean Carnival, or see what else is happening in town. (And of course, the nation’s capital is just a hop away!)
Eastman School of Music – July 22-26
Never mind what a fun little city Rochester is in the summer – I think Eastman is a marvel of its own! I spend hours in the library, love the historic grandeur of the marble staircases, and enjoy passing by rehearsals in the spectacular concert halls. There’s Maxfield Parrish’s “Interlude” tucked away with lush carpeting and brass rails, then the twisting blue hues of a Chihuly glass sculpture in the airy expanse of the new wing’s atrium. It’s all a fascinating space to be in.
Our class size will be small, with two exceptions: I’ll teach a MusiKinesis class with the Choral Artistry conductors Thursday and Friday for course participation or observation. The literature this year is Bach’s Motets.
Free and low-cost evening events on campus include:
- Sunday: An Evening of Russian Songs
- Monday: Trio Slavia Concert
- Tuesday: Summer Sing! Handel, Messiah / or a duo-piano recital
- Wednesday: A Soprano Evening
- Thursday: Chamber Music and Ensembles performance
- Friday: Solo Concerts
The Sunday before the class, there’s a Jungle Jog 5k Run and Walk at Seneca Park Zoo, and the Saturday afterward the zoo hosts its Party MAD at the Zoo fundraiser. In town most anytime, Rochester has the George Eastman Museum, Strong National Museum of Play, and Susan B. Anthony Museum and House.