It has been a pleasure to see everyone over the past couple of weeks, whether in group class or just in passing in the hallways. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer. Mine was filled with travel, Suzuki Institute teacher training, and a bit of R & R in August. I’ve returned to to school rested, rejuvinated and excited about the coming year.
This June 10-14, 24 students ages 10-17 participated in the third annual Summer Chamber Music Camp at the Naperville Suzuki School.
During this week of intensive study, students prepare a movement of chamber repertoire in trios, quartets and quintets; play in a conductorless chamber orchestra led by faculty principals; attend supplemental sessions in music theory, music history, and improvisation; participate in daily team-building activities; perform in a masterclass with a guest artist; and conclude the week in a concert for friends and family.
On Monday, June 17th, 28 members of the Chicago Consort along with 24 family members boarded Icelandair Flight 852 for Reykjavik. After clearing immigration and customs, we departed by coach to the Alda Hotel in downtown Reykjavik to drop off our bags and hop back on the bus for a short sightseeing tour to get the overview of the city. One stop of particular interest was the Perlan Museum.