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The Pittsburgh Music Academy

Why choose PMA?

The cornerstone of our school is the conviction that every child can,with careful teaching and parental support, become a successful musician able to make music a part of his or her life. We believe music study will enrich their lives through appreciation of beauty, development of disciplined work habits, and increased self-esteem.

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Concerto Workshop and Sonatina Celebration

• Division I: Piano Sonatinas

  Sat., Jan. 14,  2:00-4:30 p.m.
  $50 per PMA student, $65 Non PMA student

Each student will have an opportunity to play one movement of a sonatina by Clementi, Kuhlau, Beethoven, Schumann, or Burgmueller with a professional string ensemble.  Pieces from which to choose:

  • Beethoven, Sonatina in F Major - 2 mvts. - Allegro assai or Rondo
  • Beethoven Sonatina in G Major - 2 mvts. - Moderato or Romanza
  • Burgmueller - Arabesque
  • Burgmueller - Ballade
  • Clementi, Op. 36, No. 1 - 3 mvts. - Allegro, Andante, or Vivace
  • Clementi, Op. 36, No. 3 - 1 mvt. - Spiritoso
  • Kuhlau, Op. 55, No. 1 - 2 mvts. - Allegro or Vivace
  • Mozart - Arietta
  • Schumann - The Wild Rider

 

• Division II: Group Strings
  Sat., Jan. 14, Rehearsal (morning; exact schedule TBA based on student availability)
  Sun., Jan. 15, Performance 3:00 p.m.(order of performaers is adjustable)
  $75 per PMA student, $90 Non PMA student

Students will play one of the selected pieces in a group, or with a teacher, accompanied by a professional orchestra. The Saturday rehearsal will be with a string quartet and conductor and the Sunday performance will be with a larger ensemble including winds and brass if the scores calls for those instruments. Choose from the following selections.

  Violins:

  •   Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 3 - Seitz
  •   Concerto No. 5, Mvt. 1 or 3 – Seitz
  •   Concerto in A Minor, any movement – Vivaldi
  •   Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, Mvt. 1 – Bach


  Cellos:

  • The Swan - Saint-Saëns
  • Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, Mvt. 1 – Vivaldi
  • Arioso - Bach
  • Concerto - Goltermann 


  Violas:

  •   Concerto in G Major, any mvt. – Telemann
  •   Concerto in G Major for Two Violas, any Mvt. - Telemann

**Students who wish to play Division II pieces as soloists may enter Division III.


• Division III: Soloists with Orchestra
  Sat., Jan. 14, Rehearsal (morning; exact schedule TBA based on student availability)
  Sun., Jan. 15, Performance 3:00

  • $125 per PMA student for Baroque or Classical period (Non PMA student $145)
  • $150 per PMA student for romantic or 20th Century pieces (Non PMA student $170)


 Students who are prepared to perform a movement from a concerto with orchestra will have a rehearsal on Saturday and will perform for the public on Sunday.* The Saturday rehearsal will be with a string quartet and conductor and the Sunday performance will be with a larger ensemble including winds and brass if called for by the score. Pieces should be chosen from the standard literature, so that orchestral parts are readily available. * We reserve the right to ensure that only those students who are well prepared perform on Sunday. The conductor will make the final decision. Students who wish to play Division II pieces as soloists may enter Division III.

 

Students who would like a private coaching with the conductor can do so for an additional fee of $75.  Coachings can be scheduled on January 7 before 4:30 pm or January 8.

 

Read about Jack Kurutz, our conductor here at his website:  http://www.jackkurutz.com/biography.html

Please call or email here for any questions.

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