Hi everyone, I will be attending the University of Chicago next year, and I would like to keep the musical side of my life open to be able to pursue it later in life possibly.
I have had a great education in violin playing since I was 6 years old, and I am in no way giving it up.
Since I will not be attending a conservatory, I am searching for a great teacher that I can click with outside of my university setting, because U of C's music department is purely theoretical and history. However, my goal is to find top caliber teachers that I can meet and play for.
Just as a little background, as I've said, I started at 6, with the Suzuki method. I was with a grad student for awhile and then moved on to study with the concertmaster of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and Northwest Chamber Orchestra (primarily) and the concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony.
I have had chances to play for Erick Friedman, Joseph Silverstein, and I studied briefly with Jan Repko in California, and chamber music with Wendy Sharp from the Yale School of Music. Other teachers I have played for include Sidney Harth, Mark Koenig, and Gwen Thompson.
I am going in the summer to the Bowdoin International Music Festival this summer to study with Mr. Repko again.
Any help or pointers for my Chicago situation would be greatly appreciated!
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