Millikin Orchestra Workshop

BRAHMS

Wednesday, September 26, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Millikin University, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main Street, Decatur Il 62522

Bring your high school string players to join with others from around the state to explore the music of Brahms and “jump-start” their All-State audition preparation. Your students will perform with Millikin applied faculty and members of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, be immersed in the distinctive musical style of Brahms and learn the techniques and musical approaches necessary to capture that character in their All-State audition excerpts. The day culminates in a concert by the workshop orchestra performing Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn and a performance by the Millikin Faculty Ensemble. Registration fee: $10 per student (includes lunch). Deadline: August  31, 2018. Transportation scholarships will be available to schools bringing 20 or more students. Contact Georgia Hornbacker for additional information. ghornbacker@mail.millikin.edu

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SCHEDULE

9:30-10:00AM
Registration in the lobby of the Kirkland Fine Arts Center

10:00-11:15AM
String Rehearsal: Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn with Dr. Sergey Bogza, Music Director, MDSO

11:15AM-12:50PM
Lunch/tour campus/meet with Millikin students. Mock auditions/coachings with Millikin string faculty

1:00-2:15PM
Sight-reading of recent string publications with Dr. Neal Smith: Music Director, Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra

All about Brahms: brief presentation on Brahms’s legacy and influence by Millikin musicology professor Dr. Katherine Leo.

Q&A with Millikin students and faculty

2:15-3:15PM
Sectionals led by Millikin string faculty

3:15-3:30PM
BREAK

3:30-4:30PM
Full rehearsal with MDSO winds and brass

4:30-5:00PM
Change for concert

5:00-6:00PM
Concert - Brahms: Variation on a Theme of Haydn 

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G-minor, 4th Movement 
Millikin Faculty Ensemble 
Georgia Hornbacker, violin
Sharon Chung, viola
Amy Catron, cello
Silvan Negrutiu, piano

ORCHESTRA STRING PARTS

Transportation Expense Application