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Mendy Smith

Not Just for Kids

March 18, 2010 at 3:25 AM

As Laurie mentioned, it is that time of year again to submit applications for summer camps and festivals.  I put in my submission a few weeks ago for Interlochen's Adult Chamber Music Camp and received an e-mail the other day that I am confirmed. 

This will be my third year.  I'm looking forward to this more than ever before.  This year my "stand-partner-in-crime" will be joining me and we are making it a road trip from Houston to Traverse City and back.  We have signed up for a two day pre-organized intensive study:  Brandenburg #6, Bridge's Lament and Daugherty 's Viola Zombies.  Yes, Viola Zombies.  Think "Twilight Zone".

Besides the normal excitement of being able to indulge myself in what I love for a week, I'm also looking forward to seeing my old viola teacher again and introducing him to my stand-partner-in-crime.  We are hoping that the two-day intensive will be with my old teacher.  Who else better to guide us through the techniques needed to perform "Viola Zombies"?   

From Francesca Rizzardi
Posted on March 18, 2010 at 5:39 AM


Thanks for posting that!  Until you wrote, that goal never occurred to me.  I hope you have great fun.  Our family used to drive from Los Angeles to Michigan every few years.  The entire length of Route 66!  I envy you!

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