Summer Five for Five – Learn to Thrive
Leadership + Artistry + Musicianship + Performance + Fun

A Summer Camp for Young Violinists and Violists in South King County

July 8-12, 2019

Mill Creek Middle School

The Key to Change’s “Summer Five for Five – Learn to Thrive” camp is a five day summer camp for middle and high school violin and viola students living in South King County (Auburn, Kent, Maple Valley, Renton, Tukwila and surrounding areas) who participate in their school orchestra programs.

During the week, students will have an opportunity to participate in group and private lessons, musicianship classes, studio performance classes, master classes with guest artists, theater arts classes, and an afternoon trip to the Seattle Art Museum, culminating in a final performance at the conclusion of the week. Students will learn to hone their leadership, creativity and musicianship in a learning environment that is safe and most of all, fun!  

Requirements:

A youtube video recording of a scale and short piece (solo or orchestra part) demonstrating your performance ability.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Application Fee: $25.00 ($35.00 late application fee after Tuesday, July 2, 2019)

Tuition: $325.00

Financial aid is available for families requiring financial assistance. Click here to apply for a scholarship.

For more information, please contact us at info@keytochangestudio.org

Faculty

Dr. Quinton Morris

Key to Change Founder and Director Dr. Quinton Morris enjoys a multifaceted career as a concert violinist, educator, and entrepreneur. A native of Renton, Washington, Dr. Morris has performed, lectured, and taught in over 25 cities across five continents, with an emphasis on providing education and musical materials to under-resourced communities around the globe.

Additional career highlights include solo appearances with the Seattle Symphony, three consecutive years of sold out recitals at Carnegie Hall, eleven years as Artistic Director of The Young Eight String Octet and a TEDxSeattle talk on “The Age of the Artist Entrepreneur.” Dr. Morris earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty of Seattle University in 2007 as Director of Chamber and Instrumental Music and Associate Professor of Violin and Chamber Music. He is the first tenured music professor at Seattle University in 30 years and the second living African-American violinist in United States history to receive such a distinction.

 

 

Alexander Kerr

Alexander Kerr’s expressive and charismatic style has made him one of the most accomplished and versatile violinists on the international music scene today. In 1996 at the age of 26, he was appointed to the prestigious position of Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After nine successful years at that post, he left in 2006 to assume the endowed Linda and Jack Gill Chair in Music as Professor of Violin at Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music. In 2008 he began his tenure as Principal Guest Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and in 2011, he assumed his role as Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with major orchestras throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.

 

 

 

Beth Guterman Chu

Beth Guterman Chu is one of the most sought-after young violists of her generation. Before joining the St. Louis Symphony in 2013 as Principal Violist, she was a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and enjoyed a varied career as a chamber musician and recitalist. Playing chamber music, she has collaborated with such renowned artists as Gil Shaham, Itzhak Perlman, Orli Shaham, Joseph Kalichstein, Menahem Pressler, and many more. As a recording artist, she recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Tzadik, Naxos, and the CMS Studio Recordings. Chu has been a member of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra since 2008 and the Iris Orchestra since 2001.

 

 

 

 

Joseph Williams

Joseph Williams is an active freelance pianist in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Formerly a staff instrumental collaborative pianist at Oberlin Conservatory, he has performed at numerous venues ranging from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. to various schools throughout Amman, Jordan. In addition to teaching piano at Federal Way School of Music and Annie Wright Schools in Tacoma, he directs Tukwila Kids Make Music, a program which offers group piano instruction to Tukwila children at no cost. Recently, he has enjoyed his work as a substitute choir teacher and behavior therapist.

 

 

 

Shaunyce Omar

Shaunyce Omar has performed on stages all around the world. She is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association and some of her credits include: Barbecue, Crowns, Black Nativity, The Wedding Band, My Heart is the Drum, The Pajama Game, Rejoice, Chicago, Hi Hat Hattie, The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Menopause The Musical – National Tour.  Her TV/Film Credits include The Librarians and Last Seen In Idaho to name a few.  Shaunyce’s voice can also be heard as the character Madison Grant in the State of Decay video game.  She is also the recipient of a Footlight, Broadway World, and the 5th Ave Theatre’s Subscriber’s Choice Awards.  In addition to stage and screen work, Shaunyce is a teaching artist and has taught in both public and private schools, arts organizations and overseas as a Master Sensei in Japan.  She holds a B.A degree in Theatre from Southern University and A&M College. Follow her at Facebook.com/ShaunyceOmar

Key to Change’s Summer Five for Five is sponsored by 4Culture, the Charlotte Martin Foundation, the Tulalip Cares Foundation, and Seattle Chamber Music Society.

Schedule

Monday, July 8, 2019

8:30 – 9:00am: Orientation
9:00 – 9:30am:  Warmups
9:30 – 11:00am:  Rehearsals and Practice Time
11:00 – 11:15am:  Break
11:15 – 12:00pm:  Musicianship Class
12:00 – 12:30pm:  Lunch
12:30 – 1:30pm: “Acting Up, Acting Out” – Theater class with Shaunyce Omar
1:30 – 2:30pm:  Rehearsals and Practice Time
2:30 – 3:30pm:  Studio Class
3:30pm:  Dismissal

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

8:30 – 9:00am:  Warmups
9:00 – 11:00am:  Rehearsals and Practice Time
11:00 – 11:15am:  Break
11:15 – 12:00pm:  Musicianship Class
12:00 – 12:30pm:  Lunch
12:30 – 1:30pm:  “Acting Up, Acting Out”
1:30 – 2:30pm:  Rehearsals and Practice Time
2:30 – 3:30pm:  Studio Class
3:30pm:  Dismissal

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

8:30 – 9:00am:  Warmups
9:00 – 11:00am:  Rehearsals and Practice Time
11:00 – 11:15am:  Break
11:15 – 12:00pm:  Musicianship Class
12:00 – 12:30pm:  Lunch
12:30 – 1:30pm:  “Acting Up, Acting Out”
1:30 – 2:30pm:  Rehearsals and Practice Time
2:30 – 3:30pm:  Studio Class
3:30pm:  Dismissal

Thursday, July 11, 2019

8:30 – 9:00am:  Warmups
9:00 – 9:55am:  Rehearsals and Practice Time
10:00 – 11:00am:  Theater Class
11:00 – 11:30am:  Lunch
11:30am:  Leave for the Seattle Art Museum
2:30pm:  Return to Cedar Heights Middle School
3:30pm:  Dismissal

Friday, July 12, 2019

8:30 – 9:00am:  Warmups
9:00 – 11:00am:  Rehearsals and Practice Time
11:00 – 11:15am:  Break
11:15 – 12:00pm:  Musicianship Class
12:00 – 12:30pm:  Lunch
12:30 – 1:30pm:  Theater Class
1:30 – 2:30pm:  Dress Rehearsal
2:30 – 3:30pm:  Final Performance
3:30pm:  Dismissal