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Santa Fe String Ensemble Workshop

Santa Fe String Ensemble Workshop

June 27-July 1, 2005

Acequia Madre School, Santa Fe

Susan Doering and Dieter Wulfhorst

The Santa Fe String Ensemble Workshop offers serious string players (ages 10-18) the opportunity to experience an intense workshop with outstanding faculty members from California State University, Fresno and Fresno Pacific University. The workshop will culminate in a free public concert at Saint Francis Auditorium.

Faculty: Dr. Susan Doering: string orchestra, chamber music, violin, viola
Dr. Dieter Wulfhorst: chamber music, violoncello, doublebass

Susan Doering has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East as a soloist, recitalist, orchestral, and chamber musician. She has recorded five CD’s on various labels. She holds degrees from the University of Southern California, University of Michigan, and University of Maryland. Her teachers include Alice Schoenfeld, Camilla Wicks, and the Guarneri Quartet. A former tenured professor at Southwest Missouri State University, Dr. Doering also plays Baroque violin and is a Board-Certified music therapist. She currently teaches at Fresno Pacific University.

Dieter Wulfhorst has extensively recorded and performed in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States and played in the professional orchestras of Hannover, Göttingen, and Hildesheim before coming to the United States. He has studied with the Guarneri Quartet and Evelyn Elsing. For the last eleven years Dr. Wulfhorst has held faculty positions in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Mississippi before joining the faculty at California State University, Fresno in 2001.

Both artists have performed regularly with Santa Fe Pro Musica and other local ensembles for the last thirteen years.

The workshop is open to orchestral string players (violin, viola, violoncello, doublebass) ages 10-18. Students must have mastered the end of Suzuki Book II or an equivalent (e.g., “All for Strings”). The ability to read music is mandatory. Shifting and vibrato are an advantage.

The musicians will play daily in the string orchestra, exploring standard repertoire from various style and historical periods. In addition, pre-formed and newly formed ensembles (matched by ability) will be coached daily in chamber music lessons. Both ensemble experiences will culminate in a public performance at Saint Francis Auditorium.

For further information please contact: Linda and Lance Armer, 2221 Calle Alvarado, Santa Fe NM 87505; or Dr. Dieter Wulfhorst, Ph: (559) 392-1425, email: dwcello@yahoo.com. You may also print out brochures and application forms from the following web site: http://wulfhorst.tripod.com

Daily schedule (subject to change)

Monday – Thursday at Acequia Madre School
700 Acequia Madre, Santa Fe

Monday, June 27 8:30-10:00 a.m. brief solo try-out
for seating and ensemble placement
10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon string orchestra rehearsal
12 noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:30 p.m. string orchestra rehearsal
2:30 p.m. break
2:45-5:00 p.m. string orchestra rehearsal

Tuesday, June 28 9:00 a.m.-12 noon string orchestra rehearsal
12:00 noon Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:30 p.m. string orchestra rehearsal
2:30 p.m. break
2:45-4:00 p.m. chamber music ensembles
4:00-5:00 p.m. string orchestra

Wednesday, June 29 9:00-10:30 a.m. string orchestra rehearsal
10:30 a.m. break
10:45-12 noon chamber music ensembles
12:00 noon lunch (on your own)
1:00-3:00 p.m. chamber music ensembles
3:00 p.m. break
3:15-5:00 p.m. string orchestra rehearsal

Thursday, June 30 9:00-10:30 a.m. string orchestra rehearsal
10:30 a.m. break
10:45 a.m.-12:00 chamber music ensembles
12:00 noon Lunch (on your own)
1:00-3:00 p.m. chamber music ensembles
3:00 p.m. break
3:15-5:00 p.m. string orchestra rehearsal
5:30 p.m. chamber music ensembles in concert
(at Acequia)

Friday at St. Francis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe

Friday, July 1 9:00 a.m.-12 noon string orchestra rehearsal
12:00 noon lunch (on your own)
1:00-3:00 p.m. string orchestra rehearsal
3:00 p.m. break
3:15-4:45 p.m. string orchestra rehearsal
5:30 p.m. string orchestra concert at St. Francis Auditorium


The fee of $275.00 covers all tuition, sheet music, a T-shirt, lunch Friday (only) and all other related expenses. Participants are responsible for their own transportation, housing, and meals.

Registration Form

Name: __________________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________


Telephone Numbers: (h)__________________ (cell)______________________________

Email: __________________________________________________________________

Instrument: _______________________


School: _________________________________________________________________

Orchestra teacher: __________________________________________________________

How many years of playing:__________

How many years of private lessons:___________

Name of private teacher:____________________________________

What solo pieces have you played most recently?___________________________________

Name of Parent/Guardian and telephone contact number: ______________________________

Orchestral experience (all-state, regional, middle/high school, Santa Fe Youth Symphony):

If you are part of a preformed chamber ensemble for this workshop please indicate the names of the other ensemble members:

What size Adult T-shirt? (circle one) small medium large X-large

If I was picking the color of this year's shirt it would be:

You will receive notification of your registration confirmation by email or telephone. Sheet music will be available at the first rehearsal. Comfortable dress for the rehearsals is encouraged. The concert dress is black skirt/trousers and Workshop T-shirt.

Because space is limited, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application deadline is May 15th. Application fees are not refundable after June 21st. The balance will be due by June 25th (total workshop fee is $275.00).

Please send in this registration form along with a check ($50.00) made payable to “Santa Fe String Ensemble Workshop” to:
Santa Fe String Ensemble Workshop
c/o Linda and Lance Armer
2221 Calle Alvarado
Santa Fe NM 87505

Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2005.