Between learning from nationally renowned musicians and making new friends, Summer Music Institute at Tateuchi Hall is a unique music experience where students grow personally and musically. The summer program offers high-level training to intermediate and advanced string players and pianists who are selected by audition to participate.
Over the course of two weeks, 25 accomplished music students (in violin, piano, viola and cello) from the Bay Area and beyond participated in masterclasses, recitals and chamber music ensembles. The program provided ample opportunities to perform, honing professionalism, developing leadership skills and building self-confidence.
Nishanth (violin) was excited to join the program this year. The 14-year-old said this was his first time participating in the program and he enjoyed collaborating with other students.
“I learned a lot about style and notes and what those phrases mean,” Nishanth said. “My favorite part (of the program) was the group lessons or masterclasses. I took a lot away from getting a third-person view of playing.”
Photos and Text By TaLeiza Calloway-Appleton