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NECC Offers Summer Music Festival

Submitted by on June 11, 2012 – 12:53 pm

Christina Dietrich of the NECC Music faculty will lead a week-long Summer Music Festival for musicians this summer, August 6-10.

Northern Essex Community College’s music program is offering a week-long Summer Music Festival at its Haverhill Campus for pianists, violinists, and ‘cellists of all musical levels, August 6 through 10. Open to musicians 10 and older, the program will focus on solo and chamber repertoire, technique, and fundamental music theory, all in relation to their historical context. The cost is $275 per person plus a $25 registration fee.

Students will receive individual lessons and chamber music coaching during the morning session and master classes in the afternoon focusing on technique, basic music theory as it relates to the repertoire studied and the discussion of various works of composers from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and modern day in the afternoon.
On Friday, August 10, at 7 p.m. there will be a free performance of the works studied by the participants in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus.

This festival will be directed by NECC Music Program faculty member Christina Dietrich, with guest artists, violinist Alice Hallstrom, cellist Caroline Reiner-Williams, and pianist Michael Kramer.

Professor Dietrich will meet with each student prior to the start of the workshop for proper placement.

Assessment interviews will be held Mondays, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26
For more information please call (978) 556-3223 or email