Viola Fest!

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 11th

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING GRADUATION VIDEOS IS NOVEMBER 1st

Viola Fest is Saturday, November 18th!

2017 VIOLA FEST & GRADUATION CONCERT

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18th

at AMERICAN PREPARATORY ACADEMY in West Valley City (3636 West 3100 South)

  • 9:30am   PLAY-IN + WELCOME
  • 10:00-12:00   WORKSHOPS + MASTERCLASSES
  • 12:00-12:45   GRADUATION CONCERT DRESS REHEARSAL
  • 12:45-1:30   VIOLA LUNCH (Potluck-style)
  • 1:30   VIOLA GRADUATION CONCERT

REGISTRATION: $20 for active SAU members     / /   $30 for non-SAU members

The Registration deadline for Viola Fest is November 11th.

Deadline for Graduation Video submissions is NOVEMBER 1st.

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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.

GRADUATION REPERTOIRE
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 (in 10 easy steps!):

  1. Save the video with the student’s name in the title of the file.
  2. Go to www.YouTube.com
  3. In the top right-hand corner of the YouTube home page, click on “upload.”
  4. 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.
  5. Upload your video.
  6. 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.
  7. Click “Done”
  8. Your video has been saved. Under the title of your video you’ll see options to Share, Embed, or Email.
  9. Select “Email” to send the video to tallyoturner@gmail.com.
  10. 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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VIOLA FEST GRADUATION CONCERT 

PROGRAM ORDER:

Viola Fest Faculty Performance
Gavotte from French Suite No. 5 (arr. for 3 Violas by E. Stuen-Walker)
J.C. Bach Concerto in C minor, 1st mvmt (Book 6 graduates)
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5
Seitz Concerto No. 3 in C minor (Book 5 graduates)
Telemann Concerto in G Major for 2 Violas, 4th mvmt
Telemann Concerto in G Major, 2nd mvmt (Book 4 graduates)
Seitz Concerto No. 2, 3rd mvmt
Bach Bourree (Book 3 graduates)
Humoresque/Sewanee River duet
Boccherini Minuet (Book 2 graduates)
Witches’ Dance
Waltz
Gossec Gavotte (Book 1 graduates)
Minuet No. 3
Allegro
Song of the Wind
French Folk Song
Twinkle Variations (all)