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2010 Sound Encounters Music Camp 6/15/10

June 15, 2010

I have been to this fantastic camp for the last 11 years, and it is so wonderful to go back each year. It is located in Ottawa, KS, a very charming town, and our classes and lessons are held on the Ottawa University campus. The music camp lasts for 10 days, and we have a full activities, concerts every night, lessons, chamber music, orchestra and classes. I am very fortunate to be a part of the Sound Encounters family. Most of faculties are the same from the previous year, and it is almost a reunion. Most of the faculties see each other only in Kansas. My chamber music partners are Susan Dubois, viola, and David Garrett, cello, and we presented our recital last Friday, including music by Chopin, Schumann, Glinka, Vieuxtemps, Glazunov, and Bloch. After the few days of  the faculty recitals, the students will start performing their chamber music concerts which are the highlight of students’ activities.

I am always impressed how well this camp is organized and how well the students behave. It is my pleasure to go back every year. We have 4 more days to go, and our camp will conclude with the final concert on Friday 18th.