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May 30, 2013

Summer Music Festival

HAVERHILL, MA - Northern Essex Community College’s music program is offering a week-long Summer Music Festival at its Haverhill Campus for pianists, violinists, and ‘cellists of all musical levels, August 5 through 9. Open to musicians 10 and older, the program will focus on solo and chamber repertoire, technique, and fundamental music theory, all in relation to their historical context. The cost is $300 per person plus a $25 registration fee.

Students will receive individual lessons and chamber music coaching during the morning session and master classes in the afternoon focusing on technique, basic music theory as it relates to the repertoire studied and the discussion of various works of composers from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and modern day in the afternoon.

On Fri., August 9, at 7:00 p.m., there will be a performance of the works studied by the participants.

This festival will be directed by renowned NECC Music Program faculty member Christina Dietrich, with guest artists, violinists Alice Hallstrom and Angel Hernandez, cellist Caroline Reiner-Williams, and pianist Michael Kramer.

Professor Dietrich will meet with each student prior to the start of the workshop for proper placement. Assessment interviews will be held Mondays, June 3 and 26.

For more information, please call 617-966-8923 or email cdietrich@necc.mass.edu.

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