Most CMW staff are out of the office this summer. Here are a few updates on what people are doing:
Sebastian and Minna will attend Eric Rosenblith's International Musical Arts Institute in Maine, and Jessie will join them for one week.
With the help of a professional development grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, Jesse attended the Violin Craftsmanship Institute in Durham, NH and will spend several weeks at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music.
Adrienne is spending the summer at Indiana University where she is studying with
the great cellist Janos Starker. "I've had my first lesson already
and it's thrilling and inspiring to be studying with such an
amazing artist. There is so much I can learn from him; I can't wait
for my next lesson."
Jori is spending a week in Baltimore with five amazing CMW students
(Ian, Alexis, Natasha, Luis, and Kirby) at the Liz Lerman Dance
Exchange International Teen Institute. Conceived of by the youth
artists in the Dance Exchange's Teen Exchange, the Institute will give
CMW students the opportunity to collaborate with the other teens to
develop a performance around the theme of "(be)longing(s)." The CMW
crew will join students from Jordan, South Africa, Canada, and other
parts of the US, and will return to Providence with new skills,
experiences, project ideas, and commissions to launch at home as
ambassadors of this experience.
Sara is spending time out West, "looking forward to lots of fresh air, free babysitting (thank you Grandma!) and consequently, more practice time."
From Rachel: "I'm helping with the Barton Street Neighborhood Association summer
program in Pawtucket, of course the CMW program, plus I'm planning for
the launching of my Fiddle & Dance Project. I've also been
playing a lot with the Bourbon Boys (August 9th on Block Island at the
Albion!), and am playing with Arlyn on July 14 in Burnside Park
from 12-1pm. And, I got to see Paris!"
With Rachel, Arlyn is piloting CMW's first Summer Program on four Fridays in July. Read about it in the May 2009 edition of The Works, CMW's newsletter. Stay tuned to the blog for updates…
Heath is scheduling 09-10 season concerts for the PSQ and CMW Players and enjoying Cow Trax when possible.
From Jason: "I can't wait to teach this summer at Four Strings Academy. It's so remarkable to witness my students' progress during the school year. I am also looking forward to seeing my friends and having sight reading parties!"