Our free play-in event online for the international violin community...
Back in April 2020, with many students faced with loss of access to a regular group violin class, Chika Wie launched an initiative as Executive Director of her youth orchestra nonprofit to present a fully-online play-in session for violinists through Zoom. Working together with Gene Wie to develop the technology setup and initially supported by several colleagues, the husband and wife team has moved forward to complete the vertical integration of the entire process. At this time, these play-ins and their content are wholly developed in-house by Chika and Gene, including the arranging and orchestration of public domain works, recording, mixing, and mastering of live tracks, and content delivery through streaming software.
We are committed to continuing this free online play-in for the international community of students and families that we have come to know over the past few months. It will take place every other week.
There is no cost to participate, and your personal information is not used for any other reasons except to communicate with you about the repertoire list and ongoing schedule for the play-in.
In addition, we will not use your contact information to market to you any products, programs, or otherwise, except for the Summer Music Festival that we personally direct, of which the next one will launch in June of 2021.
Next Play-In and Repertoire List
Date and Time: Saturday, September 12 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time Repertoire: Suzuki Book 1 (first 30 minutes), Suzuki Books 2-4 selections (second 30 minutes)
What a Session is Like
1) After you register, you will receive an email confirmation as well as a Zoom link to the next Play-In. 2) Please try your best to arrive to the play-in on time. 3) You will be muted most of the time, and we will be using a lot of the nonverbal communication feature on Zoom. For younger students, we recommend that the parents attend for the first five minutes of the session so that the children can learn how to use the communication features of Zoom. 4) Please tune your strings beforecoming to class. If you do not yet know how to tune your instrument by ear, we recommend using a tuning app like Tunable to help you out. If you have tried but are unable to get your instrument in tune, please contact us before the play-in starts for one-on-one assistance. 5) After the first play-through of each work, we will take a vote using the nonverbal feedback buttons (yes = same tempo, go faster, or go slower) to determine the tempo of the second play-through. 6) Once we have completed the repertoire list, Mrs. Wie will take requests from students for pieces they wish to play. Use the "Raise Hand" button and leave your hand raised so you can be called on for your choice. If we do not get to you, don't worry! There will be an opportunity at every session to raise your hand and select the work you wish to play.
Studio Wie United States of America
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