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Summer Music

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SUMMER CAMPS & WORKSHOPS - 2017 schedule

Orff Summer Camp
with Dr. Rachel Whitcomb

July 10-14, 2017 | Mary Pappert School of Music

Creative music-making inspired by the Orff-Schulwerk approach to musicianship. Singing, moving, playing instruments, and improvising are just some of the enjoyable experiences contained in this camp. 
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Music Technology Summer Intensive
with Duquesne University Music Technology Faculty: Tom Kikta, Bill Purse, Lynn Purse, and Tom Carsecka

July 17-21, 2017 | Mary Pappert School of Music

Learn principles of audio engineering, mixing & mastering, electronic performance and orchestration, digital music composition and multi-media production.  Study with top educators in state-of-the-art recording studios and media labs.  This workshop will bridge the gap between musical and technological training! 
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National Jazz Workshop
with Mike Tomaro

July 23-28, 2017 | Mary Pappert School of Music

For students, educators and performers who are serious about learning and mastering the language of the definitive American art form, Jazz. NJW offers an intensive, fully comprehensive curriculum to include improvisation, big band and small-group performance pedagogy, composition, jazz history, arranging, music recording and production, and instrumental master classes. 
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Violin & Viola Boot Camp
with Charles & Rachel Stegeman

Session 1 | July 31 - August 4, 2017 | Mary Pappert School of Music
Session 2 | August 7-11, 2017 | Mary Pappert School of Music

This week-long program is open to violinists and violists looking to gain extensive improvement in practicing efficiency equivalent to that of an entire school year. Included are group technique classes, masterclasses, and supervised practicing. Study with award-winning professors and world-class performers Charles Stegeman and Rachel Stegeman. 
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Aaron Shearer Foundation
Class Guitar Teacher Training
with Professor Thomas Kikta

August 4, 2017 | Mary Pappert School of Music

The one-day symposium is designed to empower middle and high-school Class Guitar teachers who are currently teaching (or who would like to teach) class guitar. The day will include a variety of sessions led by guitar educator Thomas Kikta (Assistant Professor, Music Technology, Classical Guitar-Duquesne University) Participants will receive a book, a guitar strap and learn how the Shearer method, one of the most proven effective classic guitar methods is ideally suited for classroom application.
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Guitar & Bass Workshop
with world-renowned Duquesne University Faculty: Bill Purse, Tom Kikta, Mark Koch, Ken Karsh, Ben Meyer, Brian Stahurski, and Jeff Mangone.

August 5, 2017 | Mary Pappert School of Music

Featuring a masterclass with Joe Negri, a Godin Guitar giveaway, and free sheet music... Join us for this exciting one-day event! Everything guitar and bass, all styles, all ages. City Music Center of Duquesne University's Guitar and Bass Workshop provides a positive, encouraging, and non-competitive learning environment through collaboration and high quality musical content.  
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