Sunday July 28th - August 4th, 2013,
Vivace String Camp,
a music camp for string players who love all things creative
This year at camp we continued our tradition of exposure to many art forms as
per our mantra of "Who put the chocolate in my peanut butter?". We are thrilled
with the resulting experience and are busy building on this experience as we plan
for next year!
Art Forms and The Way They Overlap
“Who put the chocolate in my peanut butter?”
We develop the awareness in young learners that all the areas of life that we put passion into, and where we must season a skill by devoted practice, share avenues of access and parallels in demonstration. For string players “practicing” equals experience and investment. This is true in every form in which we wish to express ourselves artistically. By harnessing this understanding we create a greater potential for the student camper to realize their deepest passionate artistic drives and manifest them.
Vivace String Camp seeks to access its’ camper’s interest in developing whatever area of art is most attractive to their passionate selves, and demonstrate the pathway, shared by all, to that end.
-Martha McIlhatten Thomas, Camp Director
News for Vivace String Camp 2013:
The Attacca Quartet will join us at Vivace for a second year, this time as "in resident" teachers, coaches and performers for the entire eight days of camp! They will perform individually on our opening camp recital, perform with staff on the chamber recital and perform as Attacca on our final Saturday concert. They are excited to have the opportunity to share their expertise with our campers all week and each student chamber ensemble will have an opportunity to be coached at least once by a member of Attacca.
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The Attacca String Quartet
The Attacca String Quartet, one of the world's most accomplished string quartets,
were our Master Class teachers and recitalists. They conducted a
Master Class and played for us in Recital on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Presently in residence at The Juilliard School of Music, first violinist Amy Schroeder is a graduate of Amherst Central High School
where she was a student of Mr. Thomas.
Ariel Horowitz, Young Artists Recital, VSC 2012
David Kim and Master Class Vivace 2011