March 10, 2005
The Morningside College Music Department will hold its second annual Intensive Chamber Music Seminar this weekend, March 11-13, at Eppley Auditorium.
Eighteen high school students from Sioux City, Des Moines, Storm Lake, and Sioux Center in Iowa, and Omaha. Neb., will join Morningside College students and faculty to form 5 string quartets and one trio with a pianist.
“It is amazing what students can produce in this brief but high-energy chamber music immersion. Everyone who participated last year left elated. We can expect even better results this year,” said Joe Shufro, seminar coordinator and associate professor of music.
The seminar will feature two concerts, both open free of charge to the public and held in Eppley. The Euclid Quartet, Morningside’s resident string quartet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11, and the participating students will perform at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 13.
Members of the quartet include Jameson Cooper, violin; Jacob Murphy, violin; Luis Vargas, viola; and Amy Joseph, cello. Shufro, the members of the quartet, and Dr. James March, professor of music, will serve as faculty for the event.
Students will participate in intensive rehearsals, coaching sessions, master classes, and other activities, all leading up to the Sunday afternoon concert.