Of the following teachers, what are there teaching styles like? Have you studied with them personally? Are they calm and patient, or do they yell during lessons? (I am a very sensitive person, and HATE being yelled at!) Are they more focused on technical training or artistry? Also, what is the school like? I would be looking to get my master's degree; is the graduate program there good? How hard of a school is it to get into? What would the audition requirements look like? And do you know if they offer assistanships?
Thanks in advance for you answers to my questions. And here are some of the places I'm considering:
--Bowling Green State University in Ohio: Dr. Penny Thompson Cruse and Vasile Beluska?
--U of North Texas: Igor Borodin, Julia Buskova, and Phil Lewis
--Baylor U: Eka Gogicheshvili and Bruce Berg
--U of Illinois at Champagne: Sherban Lupu
--Houghton U: Lin He
--Hartt School: Anthea Kreston, Katie Lansdale, Anton Miller, Mickey Reisman, Emlyn Ngai
--U of Louisianna: Michael Blaney
--U of Wisconsin at Madison: Tryone Greive, Suzanne Beia, Vartan Manoogian, and David Perry
--Duquesne U: Charles and Rachel Stegeman, and Christopher Wu
--U of Denver at Lamont: James Maurer (but I think he's retiring), Yumi-Hwang Williams, and Jeri Jorgensen
--West Virginia U: Laura Kobayashi
--Oklahoma U: Patricia Moye and Peter Rovit
--U of Texas at San Antonio: Mary Ellen Goree, Stepahie Sant' Ambrogio, Karen Stiles
Sorry this Is so long, but I am really hoping some of you fabulous violinists and knowledgable people on this message board give me your opinions on this matter. Thanks!
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