This weekly online violin class will play works from the “Music by Black Composers” collection developed by the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation. We are honored to feature this rich repertoire that is too often absent from music studies.
Violin students will meet one hour weekly via Zoom to prepare pieces for ensemble performance. The 5-week session will conclude with an online recital or recording. Classes also will feature discussion of Black composers and their significant contributions.
Rachel Barton Pine is an internationally acclaimed violin soloist. Her foundation works to advance awareness and appreciation of classical music. The “Music by Black Composers” project has collected 900 works by more than 350 composers of African descent from around the world. In 2018, it released the “MBC Violin Volume 1” book as the start of a supplemental curriculum for strings. The project website includes audio recordings and articles to learn more about artists like Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (pictured above), a British violinist, conductor and composer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; and Jessie Montgomery, an American violinist and composer currently producing works for orchestras around the world.
This class is open to the public. All violin students studying Suzuki Book 2 and up or with comparable music experience are welcome. Music is a powerful tool for celebrating diversity and bridging differences. Please join us in this important conversation. Click here to contact Ms. Rochelle for more information.
Click here to register for the class, today. You can find the class under the “Summer Camps” registration window.