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ESYO String Day

Saturday, January 14

Addy Orchestral Rooms @ Proctors

All string players are invited to join us for an ESYO String Day on Saturday, January 14 from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm. We have incredible guest artists coming to give performance masterclasses for our students and a hands-on string maintenance workshop with an expert violin maker.

Read more about these exciting offerings and guest artists below. These events are free and open to everyone but we’d appreciate it if you could sign up and let us know you plan to attend!

ESYO String Day Schedule
Saturday, Jan 14, 2023

All events will take place at Proctors Theatre in the Addy Orchestral Rooms on the third floor. 

9:40 Donuts! 

10:00 Cello Masterclass with Sterling Elliott 
Advanced ESYO students will perform solo repertoire for cellist Sterling Elliott and receive tips on how to become better cellists and musicians. Already in his young career, Sterling Elliott has performed as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony and many others! Come and learn by observing Sterling Elliott work with our students.  Sterling Elliott Performance

12:00 Pizza! 

12:00 String Instrument Maintenance Workshop with Sixth Generation Strings, Tom Dunn
Learn how to get the most out of your instrument and bow in this hands-on workshop open to all string players. Led by violin luthier Thomas Dunn, this event will focus on care and maintenance through various seasons, properly changing strings, adjusting a bridge, and other minor repairs.  Sixth Generation String will also be available throughout the day for instrument evaluations by request. Contact Thomas Dunn directly at tThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment between the times of 9:30am and 4:00pm. 

1:00 Presentation and Violin Masterclass with Dr. Nune Melik
Explore aspects of poetry, writing, production and as well as how to manage performance anxiety (stagefright) with internationally acclaimed musician, poet, author, educator Dr. Nune Melik. Learn how to better “tell a story” to the audience through your music making during this unique session. After her presentation, Dr. Melik will work with Symphony Orchestra violinists students, who will perform solo violin repertoire and receive feedback from this multifaceted artist.  Dr. Nune Melik, violin: