Viola

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED VIOLA FEST LAST WEEK, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE GRADUATES!

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

The next Viola Fest will be held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2017 in Utah County.

Deadline for Graduation Video submissions is October 7th, 2017. Videos can be sent at any point during the year – record your student’s Book recitals to kill two birds with one stone!

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SUZUKI ASSOCIATION OF UTAH

VIOLA GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Graduation is the celebration and culmination of all the effort expended in mastery of the entire repertoire contained in a Suzuki Book. Students submitting graduation videos must have learned and memorized the entire repertoire of the book from which they wish to graduate.

Graduation videos should be uploaded as “unlisted” videos on YouTube, and will not be available for public view (unless the student wants their video view-able by the public). To do this properly you will want to submit the video as an “unlisted” video on YouTube (instructions follow). YouTube will then provide you with a link for your video which should be emailed to Tally Turner for adjudication by our Viola Graduation committee.

G R A D U A T I O N   P I E C E S

GRADUATION LEVEL GRADUATION PIECE
Twinkles Tukka Tukka Stop Stop + Twinkle Theme
Book 1 Gossec, Gavotte
Book 2 Boccherini, Minuet
Book 3 Bach, Bourree
Book 4 Telemann, Concerto in G Major, 2nd mvmt
Book 5 Seitz, Concerto No. 3 in C minor, 1st mvmt
Book 6 J.C.  Bach, Concerto in C minor, 1st mvmt
Book 7 Handel/Casadesus, Concerto in B minor, 1st mvmt
Book 8 Hummel, Fantasie
Book 9 Schubert, “Arpeggione” Sonata, 1st mvmt

SUZUKI ASSOCIATION OF THE AMERICAS PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTORS:

The Suzuki Association of the Americas has created a list to be used in evaluating performance. Use these guidelines to create your best possible performance of your graduation piece.

  • PHYSICAL: ease of motion, proper and balanced posture
  • TONE: variations in volume and color, vibrato when appropriate
  • TECHNICAL ACCURACY: intonation, correct rhythm, and proper tempos
  • MUSICIANSHIP: varied dynamics, proper articulation, phrasing, communicative
  • PERFORMANCE: fluent memory, confidence, concentration

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILMING A GRADUATION VIDEO:

  • Find a quiet place to film. Check your equipment and surroundings in order to achieve the best possible recorded quality of sound.
  • Try to film with the student in front of a “clean” backdrop to provide the best possible view of posture and set-up.
  • The student should fill the frame as much as possible.
  • Piano accompaniment is strongly encouraged but not required for Twinkles-Book 7. Books 8-9 graduation submissions require accompaniment.
  • The student does not need to give their name or announce their piece.

HOW TO SUBMIT GRADUATION VIDEOS:

  • Save the video with the student’s name in the title of the file.
  • Go to www.YouTube.com
  • In the top right-hand corner of the YouTube home page, click on “upload.”
  • Before you begin uploading your YouTube video, click on “public” and select “unlisted” for your video. This will upload your video to the YouTube site, but your video will not be able for public view.
  • Upload your video.
  • Under “Basic Information” put the name of the student and their graduation level in the Title of your video. Please include the name of their teacher in the description section. This will enable us to provide feedback to the student after evaluating the video.
  • Click “Done”
  • Your video has been saved. Under the title of your video you’ll see options to Share, Embed, or Email. Select “Email” to send the video to tallyoturner@gmail.com.
  • Your video has been submitted! Congratulations!
  • UPLOADING YOUR VIDEO TO YOUTUBE DOES NOT SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO TO OUR VIOLA GRADUATION COMMITTEE! YOUR VIDEO HAS NOT BEEN SUBMITTED UNTIL IT HAS BEEN EMAILED.

Viola Graduation candidates will be given feedback on their Graduation videos by the Viola Graduation Committee.

 

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