2019 Young Artist String Camp
Welcome to solo string camp for young artists! We are excited to offer this 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 9 – 14, 2019|
|Times:||See sample schedule below|
|Location:||Music Building, U of A Campus Click here for maps and directions.|
$370 by May 1 / $400 after May 1
Fee includes instruction, materials and daily lunches.
Lodging/Meal Package (for those staying overnight at dorm): $235
|Registration:||REGISTER and pay online. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted.|
By May 15: refund less $100 administrative fee
May 15 – May 31: refund less $150 administrative fee
After May 31: no refunds available
Sunday, June 09
5:00 – 6:00pm Camp check-in at dormitory (all campers)
7:30pm Camp orientation and evening activity
Monday – Thursday, June 10 – 13
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 14
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
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:
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.
Andrew Chu, violin, viola:
Andrew Chu is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he studied violin with Dr. Er-Gene Kahng and piano with Dr. Tomoko Kashiwagi. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in violin performance and a graduate certificate in collaborative piano. Andrew is an avid teacher and performs throughout Arkansas. He serves as the principle second violinist for the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra and plays for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Andrew also teaches throughout Northwest Arkansas and maintains his own private studio where he teaches students of all ages. In addition, he has worked closely with both Rogers High School and Rogers Heritage High School leading sectionals and teaching lessons. Currently, Andrew is the high strings instructor at Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) where he instructs violin, viola, piano and conducts the NWACC string orchestra. Aside from music, Andrew enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors especially while fishing, kayaking, and backpacking.