Feb. 4, 2009
The Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools String Program, a program of the Leo Kucinski Academy of Music at Morningside College, will present a winter concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Mater Dei School – Immaculate Conception Center, 3719 Ridge Ave.
The concert is free and open to the public, and the venue is handicap accessible.
String students from Holy Cross, Mater Dei and Sacred Heart schools will perform in two different groups. The elementary strings group includes students ranging from preschool to second grade who play all of their music from memory. They are taught using the Suzuki method – the “mother tongue method of learning” where a family member is the teacher at home. The intermediate strings group includes students ranging from third to ninth grade who play by reading music.
The concert repertoire will range from “Mississippi Hot Dog,” “Iowa, Iowa” and “Taka Taka Peanut Butter” to “Minuet I,” Cripple Creek” and “Rockin’ Strings.”
The Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools String Program, which began in February 2007, is a program of the Leo Kucinski Academy of Music where students take lessons once a week after school. Gary Fridley is the teacher of the program at all Bishop Heelan Catholic School locations in Sioux City.
The Leo Kucinski Academy of Music at Morningside College offers instruction for student musicians from beginner to high school.