April 30, 2007 Read about the Youth Orchestras program auditions
The Leo Kucinski Academy of Music (LKAM) at Morningside College will hold an Early String Program summer camp Tuesday, June 5, through Friday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the MacCollin Classroom Building of Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
Leading the camp will be Jungho Kim, violin instructor for the LKAM and director of the Early String Program and assistant conductor for the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra; and Gary Fridley, director of the beginning string program for the Catholic Schools of Sioux City and LKAM instructor for violin, viola, and cello.
The camp is designed for young string players from age four through those just completing the fifth grade. Cost of the camp is $40. Registrations are available by calling the LKAM office at (712) 274-5357 or by e-mailing Jill Wilson, director of the LKAM, or by clicking here (PDF).
The Early String Program combines the Suzuki method and traditional teaching methods to assist beginning players to begin their studies with solid technique and good practice skills.
The LKAM opened in the fall of 2004 and focuses on private instruction, monthly workshops, and performance classes for student musicians from beginner to high school. Through a partnership between the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Morningside College, the academy directs the Early String Program and the three ensembles of the Youth Orchestras program.