Is well underway with our first concert of the season held at Maple Lane Farms in Greenback TN, this past weekend. Our students enjoyed navigating the cornmaze and picking pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. They entertained audiences for 2 hours with fun fiddling favorites.
Our Academy Performance Classes, seem to be accomodating more students, later in the day, and has allowed for a nice variety of pieces and a very enjoyable class. Classes will still be held once a month on Tuesdays from 5-5:45.
This year's Music Adventurers 4:15 class will encompass all of the Book 1 and beginning Bk 2 students involved in the Suzuki String School. We will have 2 combined classes and one cello specific and one violin specific class per month. This is building peer groups between our violins, cellos and pianists and providing a wonderful parent resource for support.
Our Suzuki Violin Book 3-7, and Guitar Repertoire classes will begin the Fall semester with weekly meetings to get the new repertoire underway!
Coachings with guest teacher, Kristen Barrett, allow students to work on tricky spots and solo repertoire in individual tutoring sessions during Tuesday group classes. Pianist coachings are held with our resident accompanist, Pam Robertson, to facilitate solo concert preparation.
Our Creative Composition Class has been a HIT!!! We have 2 levels of composers, those who are learning the basics and those who've returned to compose pieces with higher difficulty levels this year. We have been composing melody lines and rhythm poems. This has been a great way to work through music theory concepts in a fun class forum, rather than old school workbooks. We've some very creative students here at the Academy.
OUR UP- COMING FALL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: We will be performing at Shannondale's Retirement Center for our Thanksgiving and Praise Concert, this November.
Our advanced violins will help provide music at the Oak Ridge Children's Museum Gala on Dec 6th.
Our Christmas Concert will be with the Shriners again this year on the second Sunday in December.
Our school will contiue to be a part of the KASC Breakfast Club meetings, to be held every 2nd Saturday of each month. This year's Practice-a-thon Fund Raiser will benefit Knoxville's Young Williams Animal Shelter, now a "no-kill" shelter. YAY!!!!!
Bravura is hosting FREE Parent Meetings to follow up with the parent talks given at the Breakfast Club meetings, but also to offer ideas and support for families of the Bravura Academy and Suzuki String School who would like a deeper understanding of the Suzuki philosophy and its application to their child's music lessons.
Bravura's Consecutive Practice Day Clubs are growing in number as motivated students continue to strive for practice consistancy. We've got some that have gotten to 100 straight days in a row! a number of students have surpassed 21 consecutive days already at the beginning of October.
OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE OF BRAVURA
Our students can take part in TCW Cello Workshop in February, and in March, the KASC will host a SuzukiWorkshop for Violin and Cello at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Our High School Students can take part in the TMMC Scholarship Auditions that we host, here in April. Due to the timing of the Federation Festival this 2020, we will not be able to participate this year.
SNEAK PEEK: Survivor Concert in 2020 Theme is "Heros and Heroines" more on the concert to come.