Young Artist String Camp 2019

Welcome to solo string camp for young artists! We are excited to offer this opportunity for both beginner and advanced musicians to expand their skills and knowledge of their instruments. 

Don’t miss this chance for:

Individual growth in technique and music making,  Learning to engage in classical music,  Developing new friendships,  Intensive private instruction from professional musicians,  Fun music-related activities and classes,  Daily masterclasses,  Solo and chamber music performance opportunities,  and Faculty concerts

Wrap up the week with a final performance for family and friends.

Eligibility

Open to cellists, violinists, and violists entering grades 7 – 12

Date

June 9 – 14, 2019

Times

See sample schedule below

Location

Music Building, U of A Campus

Click here for maps and directions.

Fee

$370 by May 1   /   $400 after May 1

Fee includes instruction, materials and daily lunches.

Lodging/Meal Package (for those staying overnight at dorm): $235

Event Registration

Pay online. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

By May 15: refund less $100 administrative fee

May 15 – May 31: refund less $150 administrative fee

After May 31: no refunds available

For More Information About Registration      David Owens, CMS Operations Coordinator – 479-575-4702, cmsuark.edu

For More Information About Curriculum      Camp Director,  Dominic Na – na@uark.edu

Tentative Schedule

Sunday, June 09

5:00 – 6:00 P.M.

Camp check-in at dormitory (all campers)

6:30 P.M.

Dinner

7:30 P.M.

Camp orientation and evening activity

Monday- Thursday, June 10-13

7:30 – 8:30 A.M.

Breakfast (for dorm campers)

8:30 A.M. – Noon

Instructional Time

Noon – 1:00 P.M.

Lunch at dormitory (all campers)

1:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Instructional Time

4:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Free time (all campers)

5:00 – 6:00 P.M.

Dinner at dormitory (all campers)

6:30 – 9:30 P.M.

Evening activities (all campers)

Friday, June 14

7:30 – 8:30 A.M.

Breakfast (for dorm campers)

8:30 A.M.

Rehearsal, concert preparation

11:20 A.M.

Concert hall opens for seating

11:30 A.M.

Final Concert

12:30 P.M.

Camp Ends

Meet the Instructors

Dominic K. Na

Camp Director, Cello

Biography

Dominic K. Na was born in Seoul, South Korea, to a musical family: his father is a luthier and his mother is a violinist. Dominic attended several prestigious music schools. In Russia, he attended the Central Music School for Talented and Gifted Children under the supervision of St. Petersburg State Conservatory—alumni of the school include such notable composers as Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. His education in music continued at the Konservatorium of Vienna, Austria, and at the Musikhochschule Luebeck with one of the world’s finest cellists, Lynn Harrell. Dominic holds a konzertenexamendegree, the highest musical arts performance degree in Germany. His study pattern didn’t stop there; he also studied chamber music with Miguel Da Silva, the founder of Ysaÿe quartet, as well as earning an Artist Diploma with celebrated artists such as Andres Diaz, Eugene Osadchy, and Christopher Adkins in the United States. 

Since his debut as a soloist in the age of 13 with the St. Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra, Russia, Dominic has performed worldwide, accompanying some of the world’s most talented musicians and performing with a wide variety of ensembles and orchestras, not to mention his solo performances. He performed at many historical performing venues in Europe, such as Bolshoi Philharmonia Hall, Kappela Hall in Russia, KonzerthausWien, Boesendorfer Hall in Austria, Smetana Hall in Czech Republic, and the Brahms Institute in Germany. 

Dominic has taught cello at the University of Arkansas since Spring of 2017. He is a founder of Dolcelli, the University Cello Ensemble, and director of Young Artist String Camp. His extensive experience allows him to cater to students of all levels and of all walks of life as he helps them achieve their full potential on the instrument.  Dominic loves spending time reading chamber music with his violinist wife, Eun Seo Park, who is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of Texas at Austin.

Eun Seo Park

Violin

Biography

Eun Seo Park is a classically trained violinist and violist, who has won several awards and competitions during her youth career and currently performs as a soloist and a chamber musician throughout the United States and South America. Eun Seo has given many public performances in California, New York, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Arkansas and Nebraska in special venues such as Carnegie Hall and Cowboy Stadium. She is a teaching artist for several music institutes in Texas and a frequent guest artist/lecturer at music festivals for young musicians.

Eun Seo earned a BM and MM at the University of North Texas and currently is a candidate to finish a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin.

Andrew Chu

Violin, Viola

Biography

Andrew Chu is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he studied violin with Dr. Er-Gene Kahng and piano with Dr. Tomoko Kashiwagi. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in violin performance and a graduate certificate in collaborative piano. Andrew is an avid teacher and performs throughout Arkansas. He serves as the principle second violinist for the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra and plays for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Andrew also teaches throughout Northwest Arkansas and maintains his own private studio where he teaches students of all ages. In addition, he has worked closely with both Rogers High School and Rogers Heritage High School leading sectionals and teaching lessons. Currently, Andrew is the high strings instructor at Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) where he instructs violin, viola, piano and conducts the NWACC string orchestra. Aside from music, Andrew enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors especially while fishing, kayaking, and backpacking.