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2018 Young Artist String Camp

Introducing our first-ever solo string camp for young artists! We are excited to offer this new opportunity for both beginner and advanced musicians to expand their skills and knowledge of their instruments.

Don’t miss this chance for

  • Individual growth in technique and music making
  • Learning to engage in classical music
  • Developing new friendships
  • Intensive private instruction from professional musicians
  • Fun music-related activities and classes
  • Daily masterclasses
  • Solo and chamber music performance opportunities
  • Faculty concerts

Wrap up the week with a final performance for family and friends.

Eligibility: Open to cellists, violinists, and violists entering grades 7 – 12
Dates: June 10 – 15
Times: See sample schedule below
Location: Music Building, U of A Campus     Click here for maps and directions.
Fees: $370 by May 1   /   $400 after May 1

Fee includes instruction, materials and daily lunches.

Lodging/Meal Package (for those staying overnight at dorm): $200

Registration: It’s not too late to register! Call or email the CMS office for sign-up information.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: By May 15: refund less $100 administrative fee

May 15 – May 31: refund less $150 administrative fee

After May 31: no refunds available

For More Information

Registration:      Rachael Small, Operations Coordinator – 479-575-6491 – music4u@uark.edu

Curriculum:         Dominic Na, Camp Director – na@uark.edu

Scholarships

The mission of the Community Music School is to provide enriching programs to all. If the program fee is a financial burden, complete a scholarship application by clicking here.

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, as long as funds are available.

The scholarship applications must be submitted by midnight on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and notifications sent to applicants the week of May 7.

 

Tentative Schedule

Sunday, June 10
5:00 – 6:00pm     Camp check-in at dormitory (all campers)
6:30pm                  Dinner
7:30pm                  Camp orientation and evening activity

Monday – Thursday, June 11 – 14
7:30 – 8:30am     Breakfast (for dorm campers)
8:30am – noon       Instructional Time
Noon – 1:00pm       Lunch at dormitory (all campers)
1:00 – 4:00pm        Instructional Time
4:00 – 5:00pm       Free time (all campers)
5:00 – 6:00pm       Dinner at dormitory (all campers)
6:30 – 9:30pm       Evening activities (all campers)

Friday, June 15
7:30 – 8:30am      Breakfast (for dorm campers)
8:30am                    Rehearsal, concert preparation
11:20am                  Concert hall opens for seating
11:30am                  Final concert
12:30am                 Camp Ends

Instructors

Dominic Na, camp director, cello:

 Dominic Kyungseu Na was born in Seoul, South Korea, to a musical family, which his father is a luthier and his mother is a violinist. Dominic attended the most prestigious music schools. In Russia, he attended the Central Music School for Talented and Gifted Children under the supervision of St. Petersburg State Conservatory—alumni of the school include such notable composers as Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. His education in music continued at the Konservatorium of Vienna, Austria, and at the Musikhochschule Luebeck with one of the world’s finest cellists Lynn Harrell. Dominic holds a konzertenexamendegree, the highest musical arts performance degree in Germany. His impressive study pattern didn’t stop there; he also studied chamber music with Miguel Da Silva, the founder of Ysaÿe quartet, as well as earning an Artist Diploma with celebrated artists such as Andres Diaz, Eugene Osadchy, and Christopher Adkins in the United States.

Since his debut as a soloist in the age of 13 with the St. Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra, Russia, Dominic had performed worldwide, accompanying some of the world’s most talented musicians and performing with a wide variety of ensembles and orchestras, not to mention his solo performances. He performed at many historical performing venues in Europe, such as Bolshoi Philharmonia Hall, Kappela Hall in Russia, KonzerthausWien, Boesendorfer Hall in Austria, Smetana Hall in Czech Republic, Brahms Institute in Germany.

An award-winning artist, Dominic is also an educator with over a decade of experience in teaching cello. His extensive experience allows him to cater to students of all levels and of all walks of life as he helps them achieve their full potential on the instrument. Dominic was appointed as cello professor at the University of Arkansas in 2016, and he is married to Eun Seo Park who is a fine violinist currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.

Eun Seo Park, violin, viola:

Eun Seo Park is a classically trained violinist and violist, who has won several awards and competitions during her youth career and currently performs as a soloist and a chamber musician throughout the United States and South America. Eun Seo has given many public performances in California, New York, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Arkansas and Nebraska in special venues such as Carnegie Hall and Cowboy Stadium. She is a teaching artist for several music institutes in Texas and a frequent guest artist/lecturer at music festivals for young musicians.

Eun Seo earned a BM and MM at the University of North Texas and currently is a candidate to finish a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin.