Announcements

June 18 Update:
Less than a week before the beginning of SVI!

We will have a welcome/orientation meeting at 9:00 AM on Monday, June 24 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall where our classes will be held. The first class begins at 9:30 AM. Please enter by the stage door. There will be signs to help guide you to the entrance.

This diagram shows the location of the stage door at the south-east corner of the building. Pick-Staiger – stage entrance.

 

June 15 Update:
The daily schedule is now available. The repertoire for each day is chosen in part to provide interest and variety between concerti and sonatas. Unaccompanied works are generally at the beginning or end of sessions to facilitate scheduling with the pianist.

Repertoire:

Please consider the repertoire suggestions below as you prepare to attend the SVI. Having several pieces that are already well prepared will give you the flexibility to play different pieces for different teachers.

When you have decided on what you will play while you are here, please email me your list: bmilton@northwestern.edu. This information is necessary in preparing the daily schedule.

Repertoire recommendation:
Bring several works (3-4)  that you already know well. The idea is to bring music that you have already learned, not works-in-progress. You will get the most out of the classes by bringing your most prepared works. You may also include orchestra excerpts.

Examples:

  • concerto
  • sonata with piano
  • virtuoso piece
  • Bach
  • Ysaye
  • caprice – Paganini, Wieniawski, Beriot
  • orchestra excerpts

Important: When you have decided on what you will play while you are here, please email me your list: bmilton@northwestern.edu.

Check out the FAQ page for useful information.