Program Information

Your Music, Our Commitment

INSTRUMENTS:

VIOLIN/VIOLA – 6 days full of activities

  • 4 hours of daily masterclass with 2 outstanding professors
    • Each student will perform 4 times in the masterclasses, 40 minutes each time, for several professors.
  • Daily lectures/exercises on various topics (1 hour):
    • Body awareness, body strengthening, injury prevention and management (presented by a licensed and experienced physical therapist), stretches for musicians, yoga (with a certified trainer).
  • Daily special masterclass with special guest (1-2 hours)
    • Orchestral excerpts
    • Etude Class
    • Bach Class
    • Bowing Technique
    • Vibrato
    • Technical exercices
    • String literature
  • Virtual Social Time – small chat rooms to connect European/American musicians. East/West Coast.
  • Final Virtual Recital.

CELLO – 6 days full of activities

  • Each student will perform 4 times in the masterclasses, 40 minutes each time, for several professors.
  • Daily lectures/exercises on various topics (1 hour):
    • Body awareness, body strengthening, injury prevention and management (presented by a licensed and experienced physical therapist), stretches for musicians, yoga (with a certified trainer).
  • Daily special masterclass with special guest (1-2 hours)
    • Orchestral excerpts
    • Etude Class
    • Bach Class
    • Bowing Technique
    • Vibrato
    • Technical exercices
    • String literature
  • Virtual Social Time – small chat rooms to connect European/American musicians. East/West Coast.
  • Final Virtual Recital.

COMPOSERS

For composers we offer the opportunity of our artist faculty preparing and performing an online concert (recorded) with a composition for solo violin, solo cello, solo viola, violin/cello or viola/cello combination. This will include 3 consultations of 1 hour to discuss details about writing for string instruments, specific techniques (traditional and extended), and 2 open rehearsals. Further more, we can included discussing writing for orchestra, collaborating with conductors, and developing opportunities.  To build your personalized program please contact our Artistic Director at triocasals@aol.com.

AUDITORS

Auditors will have access to all classes, masterclasses, lectures, but no opportunity to play in masterclasses or in the final recital.

DELIVERY TECHNOLOGY

The IMA is using Zoom for the all class delivery. Links will be provided to each participant. Each professor will use a different account.

WHAT YOU GET:

  • 2 hours and 40 minutes of coached playing time – performing 4 times in 40-minute master-classes,
  • 6 lectures
  • 6 special topic classes
  • 36 hours of observing time for violinist/violist
  • 48 hours of observing time for cellists
  • Virtual Social Time – small chat rooms to connect with your peers. European/American, East/West Coast dialogue.
  • Final Virtual Recital.

Examples of Lecture Topics: 

  • Practicing
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Networking/Career/Multi-faceted
  • Body awareness, body strengthening, injury prevention and management Stretches
  • Yoga

Examples of Special Topic Classes:

  • Orchestral Excerpt Class (e.x. Beethoven 5, 9, Brahms 2,3, Haydn variations, Mendelssohn – Midsummer night’s dream, Verdi Requiem, Debussy La Mer, Rossini – Wilhelm Tell, Don Juan, Ein Heldenleben)
  • Etude Class
  • Bach Class
  • Bowing Technique
  • Vibrato
  • Technical exercices
  • Literature

Lectures and Special Topics will be led by full-time faculty, guest teachers from professional orchestras and/or educational institutions, as well as a licensed Yoga instructor.