New Online Camp!

Young Artist String Camp 2020

Welcome to solo string camp for young artists! We are excited to offer this opportunity for both beginner and advanced musicians. In this time of physical distancing, YASC is here to bring virtual instruction to all who want to continue learning to master their instruments.

Don’t miss this chance for:

  • Individual growth in technique and music making
  • Learning to engage in classical music
  • Intensive private instruction from professional musicians
  • All in a virtual environment!

Eligibility

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

Limit 12 students per instrument. Waiting list available.

Dates

June 28 – July 3, 2020

Times

See schedule below.

Location

Online via Zoom and YouTube

Fee

$100 by June 1          $125 after June 1

Registration

Click the appropriate button to register by instrument.

Limit 12 students per instrument. Wait-list available.

Full payment expected at registration to secure your enrollment, due to limited space.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Cancellations made by June 12:          Subject to $75 cancellation fee.

No refunds for cancellations made after June 12.

For More Information About Registration      Nastassja Riley – 479-575-6491 –  cms@uark.edu

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

Schedule 

Sunday, June 28

3:00 – 4:30 P.M. CST

Welcome & Orientation (including lesson time sign-ups)

Monday- Friday, June 29 – July 3

9:00 A.M. CST

10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. CST

1:00 P.M. CST

2:00 – 5:00 P.M. CST

Live Group Class: Music Theory

Private Lessons / Assignments (Participant will use this period for one 30 min private lesson at assigned time, to practice for self-development, or to complete given assignment)

Live Group Class: Music History

Private Lessons / Assignments  (Participant will use this period for one 30 min private lesson at assigned time, to practice for self-development, or to complete given assignment)

Meet the Instructors

Eun Seo Park, camp co-director

Violin & Viola

Biography

Eun Seo Park was born in South Korea where she began violin instruction at age 7. She made her debut as a soloist at age 10 as she played with the Incheon Civic Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3. Showing a proclivity towards pedagogy, it would be just seven years later after moving to the US that Eun Seo would begin her teaching journey after acquiring Suzuki teaching certificates at age 14. She quickly fell in love with teaching both private students as well as through various enrichment programs. Her solo debut in the United States was with the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra at age 16, where she performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Eun Seo went on to win numerous international and domestic competitions. Performance venues include Carnegie Hall (NY), Walt Disney Concert Hall (CA) Hollywood Bowl (CA), AT&T Stadium (TX), Walton Performing Arts Center (AR), Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center (CA) and more.

Professor Park received her B.M. at the University of North Texas as well as her M.M. in Violin Performance and Instrumental Conducting. Currently, she is a finishing candidate of Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Texas, Austin. Early influences that have shaped her playing and teaching methods are the many invaluable teachers such as Sandy Yamamoto, Felix Olshofka and Jeff Thayer as well as masterclasses with violinists including Emanuel Borok, Elisabeth Adkins, Midori Goto, Alexander Kerr, Andres Cardenes, Charles Castleman, Scott Yoo, Mauricio Fuks, Sarah Chang and Katherine McLin. She was also fortunate to study chamber music with the Miro Quartet, Shanghai Quartet and the Julliard Quartet. In addition to teaching at several music institutes, Professor Park was appointed as an adjunct professor of string chamber music studies at the University of Arkansas in 2019.

Mary Kelly

Viola & Violin

Biography

Mary Kelly joined Bentonville West High School as Director of Orchestras in 2019. Formerly she was Chair of Strings at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music in Pasadena, CA and Director of the Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts (BCAPA) Suzuki Strings program in Newton, KS. She is an active performer, having played with singers such as Rod Stewart and Josh Groban, as well as symphonies throughout the United States. She served as assistant principal viola of the Wichita Symphony and principal viola of the Wichita Grand Opera and currently plays for the Fort Smith Symphony, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Kelly received her Bachelor of Music in viola performance from University of Texas at Austin and her Masters in viola from Wichita State University and has worked with many teachers including Donald McInnes, Christine Rutledge, and Roger Myers. While studying in Austin, she received Suzuki pedagogy instruction from Phyllis Young and Lori Scott as part of the Strings Project Program. She has completed training through book 10 in Suzuki violin with teachers Ed Kreitman, Susan Kempter, Alice Joy-Lewis, Carol Dallinger, Anne Montzka Smelser, Joanne Melvin, and Ed Sprunger. She has served as President of the Suzuki Music Association of California, Los Angeles Board and is currently on the Southern California Viola Society board serving as the director of ViolaFest Los Angles. A founding member of CHROMA Kids and CHROMA Salon, she is dedicated to spreading the joy and wonder of classical music to the public. In the summers, she teaches and plays at various music festivals around the country as well as in the Los Angeles area.

Dominic K. Na, camp co-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 with E.Dernova—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, and Ulf Tischbirek. 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 had 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 Brahms Institute in Germany.

Nastassja Riley

Music Theory

Biography

Ms. Riley holds B.M. and M.M. degrees in flute performance from the University of Arkansas and a M.M. in music theory from Florida State University. She is the Assistant Director of the University of Arkansas Community Music School. Ms. Riley has successfully taught all levels of music theory at the University of Arkansas Department of Music over the past six years. Her enthusiastic and patient teaching style has won many fans among her students.

She has taught flute at the Suzuki Music School of Arkansas for 15 years, and currently serves as its director. Her primary teachers have included Dr. Ronda Mains, Dr. Kristin Delia Hayes, Jessica Sherer, and Elizabeth Shuhan. She has performed in masterclasses with Katherine Hoover, Jim Walker, Clare Southworth, Michel Debost, Kathleen Chastain, Ruth Ann McClain, and Rhonda Larson in Casperia, Italy.

Isaac Orvin

String Music Literature & History

Biography

Music is a language that can touch and impact anyone, and Isaac Orvin’s mission in music is to positively impact as many people as possible. Born in Colorado, Isaac began his musical career when
he began playing violin at age 8. Within two years, Isaac began playing in the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, and he stayed in that program for 6 years. Isaac began playing bluegrass music with the band Summer Creek at age 12. Summer Creek won the Colorado State Fair music competition when Isaac was playing with them. When he moved to Arkansas, Isaac began playing with the Arkansas
Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Ozark Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He also played for a year with the band Southern Tradition.
Today, Isaac is attending the University of Arkansas and studying music education. He plays in the University Symphony Orchestra, the Medarius Quartet, the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, sings bass in the Inspirational Choral, and plays with an Elton John Tribute.