Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music to launch Chamber Players Program

Next fall, The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis will provide full-tuition undergraduate scholarships to fourteen incoming freshmen who will be members of the School’s premier chamber ensembles. The program, which is comprised of three ensembles known as the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music Chamber Players, will train students…

Masterclass with Renee Skerik, viola teacher at the Interlochen Arts Academy

November 3, 2:30 PM Zoom link: https://memphis.zoom.us/j/8913713375 For more information on attending, contact Professor Lenny Schranze.  Renee Skerik is Instructor of Viola and Chamber Music at Interlochen Arts Academy. Renee is violist with the Interlochen String Trio and performs regularly with its members Ara Sarkissian and Patrick Owen. Formerly Professor of Viola at Texas Tech…

Masterclass with Michael Ouzonian, Principle Viola of the Metropolitan Opera (retired)

October 20, 2:30 PM https://memphis.zoom.us/j/8913713375 Michael Ouzounian was born in Detroit, where he studied with Ara Zerounian and Nathan Gordon, principal violist of the Detroit Symphony. Continuing studies with Abraham Skernick, principal violist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Mr. Ouzounian performed a wide range of operatic, symphonic, and chamber music in a student orchestra founded and…

Masterclass with Robert deMaine, principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic October 15, 3:30 PM

October 15, 3:30 pm Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8720461027?pwd=dE9TRVBmMnFVMnJoRC9LR0V2cGpLUT09 For more information on attending, contact Dr. Kimberly Patterson.  Praised by the New York Times as “an artist who makes one hang on every note,” ROBERT deMAINE is the Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A highly sought-after solo artist and chamber musician, he is a frequent…

Masterclass with Astrid Schween, cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet October 1, 2:30 PM

October 1, 2:30-4:30 PM Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8720461027?pwd=dE9TRVBmMnFVMnJoRC9LR0V2cGpLUT09 For more information on attending, contact Dr. Kimberly Patterson.  Cellist Astrid Schween has gained a rich following and enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber artist and teacher. Since joining the Juilliard String Quartet in 2016, she has appeared at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Musikverein in Vienna, the…

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