Open to all high school violinists and their teachers
A combination of group performance workshops and master classes with guest clinician Dr. Penny Kruse, violin professor at Bowling Green State University
Saturday, January 18th, 2014 (9:30am-2:30pm)
Princeton High School (Choir Room)
11080 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Registration Deadline: postmarked by December 21, 2013
CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM
Please print and mail form with check made out to “OSTA” to:
Eve Warner OSTA, 7955 Autumnwind Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45249
OSTA Online: ohiostringteachers.org
STUDIO TEACHERS – WE WANT YOU!
At 2:30 there will be a teacher-only get-together with free coffee, music swap (bring what you do not need), and discussions on various topics. Teachers are invited to arrive ahead of time and attend the afternoon master class and group performance sessions, which begin at 12:15. Feel free to arrive at any time. This is a great opportunity to see old friends, make new ones, and exchange ideas.
Registration Fees (includes lunch):
Students of ASTA/OSTA members: $20
Students of non-members: $30
Student On-site registration: $35
Penny Thompson Kruse serves as Professor of Violin at Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, Ohio) and previously taught for eight years at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. Dr. Kruse was trained at Northwestern and Yale Universities and earned the D.M.A. in violin performance from the Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri—Kansas City. For five seasons, she was a member of the Kansas City Symphony, serving as associate concertmaster during the 1989-90 season. Dr. Kruse has performed extensively in solo and chamber recitals, in addition to solo appearances with numerous orchestras in the U.S. As first violinist of the Escher Quartet, she was an artist-in-residence at Music at Penn’s Woods at Pennsylvania State University. Her recording of Chinese Folk Dance Suite by Chen Yi with the BGSU Philharmonia is available through Albany Records. Internationally, Dr. Kruse has performed and given master classes in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, and Vietnam. She served on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival for twenty years and previously performed in the Colorado, Grand Teton, Peninsula, and Sunflower Music Festivals. Dr. Kruse has been a regular presenter at the American String Teachers Association National Conferences, including workshops entitled “Bowing for Better Health” and “Life Beyond the Second Method Book: Taking Responsibility for the Technical Development of Your Orchestra.” With her husband, violist Steven Kruse, she has co-authored articles in the Strad, American String Teacher, and the Journal of the American Viola Society. Penny is a past board member of the Ohio String Teachers Association. Currently, she is an OMEA adjudicator for Solo and Ensemble and an adjudicator for the ASTA Certificate Advancement Program.