Classes and Schedule | String Project

The Pacific University String Project offers a multitude of classes. Students are placed in classes based on mastery level on their instrument. All classes are co-taught/supervised by Master Teacher Dr. Dijana Ihas.

 

Classes Offered in Spring 2018

 

Beginning Class

Spring 2018 | Taylor-Meade | Tuesdays & Thursdays  at 4:30 p.m. to  5:30 p.m.

This class is designed for students who have never played string instruments (2nd – 8th grade). This class focuses on establishing correct playing techniques and implements learning by rote memorization teaching strategy. Students meet twice a week in a large group setting for 50 minutes with their master teacher and undergraduate teacher-in-preparation. This group will perform two times during the semester, which includes one formal performance and one informal.

Fee is $50.00

Intermediate Class

Spring 2018 | Price 200 | Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

This class is designed for students who have successfully completed learning objectives of the beginning class (Prelude). This class focuses on teaching students on how to read music while continuing to develop their playing skills through learning by rote memorization. Students meet twice a week in a large group setting for 50 minutes with their master teacher and undergraduate teacher-in-preparation. This group will perform two times during the semester, which includes one formal performance and one informal.

Fee is $60.00

Prelude Orchestra

Spring 2018 | Price 200 | Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This class is designed for the students who successfully completed learning objectives of the intermediate class. The class focuses on teaching students how to read music and play in the beginning orchestra setting. Students meet twice a week in a large group setting for 50 minutes with their master teacher and undergraduate teacher-in-preparation. This group will perform two times during the semester, which includes one formal performance and one informal. Students in this class may decide to enhance their learning by taking private lessons from one of the Project’s teachers-in-preparation.

Fee is $60.00

Rhapsody Orchestra

Spring 2018 | Price 202 | Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This class is designed for the students who successfully completed learning objectives of the Prelude Orchestra. This class extends student learning to music theory and solfeggio in addition to weekly orchestra rehearsals. Students in this class are required to take one 30-min lesson from a teacher-in-preparation every week. This group will perform two times during the semester, which includes one formal performance and one informal.

Fee is $70.00

Chamber Orchestra

Spring 2018 | Taylor-Meade 120 | Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra

This class is designed for the students who successfully completed learning objectives of the Rhapsody Orchestra. This class extends student learning to music theory and solfeggio in addition to weekly orchestra rehearsals. Students take on more challenging chamber pieces. Students in this class are required to take one 30-min lesson from a teacher-in-preparation every week. This group will perform two times during the semester, which includes one formal performance and one informal.

Fee is $70.00

Camarata Northwest

Spring 2018 | Taylor-Meade 120 | Mondays at 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Camarata Northwest is an exciting new class being offered this Spring! It will give more advanced students opportunities to play unabridged, more challenging music. It will be co-taught by Dr. Ihas and Lyndon Lawless, who is a leading music educator in the nation. Student teachers will have an opportunity to work with Mr. Lawless and learn from his expertise. 

Fee is $100.00

Individual Private Lessons

To Be Arranged With Private Lessons Teacher

Students that participate in Intermediate Class or above are eligible to take one 30 minute-long lessons with a teacher-in-preparation every week (total of 10 lessons) for an additional fee.  The lesson time and location will be worked out with the individual teacher-in-preparation.

Fee is $80.00

 

Pacific University Summer Camp 2018 for 

Bowed String Instruments 

Monday, June 25th - Friday, June 29th 

Tom Miles Theater at Pacific University 

Registration forms will be available April 27th, 2018.

Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR is offering a five day long part-time music camp that focuses on playing bowed string instruments (violin, viola and cello). The theme of the camp will be based on a selected musical play in which beginning students will have an opportunity to explore string instruments.  Intermediate and advance students will have an opportunity to play in orchestra, while all students will have fun  learning new poems, songs and dances.

Times: 

Monday, June 25th to Friday, June 29th 

9:00am-12:00pm 

Camp Concert 

June 29th from 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Ice Cream Reception to Follow the Concert 

Classes Offered: 

• Exploring String Instruments
This class is for students who never before played violin, viola or cello and would like to get experience with those instruments

• Cinderella
This class is for students who already play one of the string instruments and would like to get experience with playing in heterogeneous ensembles as well as in orchestra while also learning to sing, dance and act
 

Teachers: 

Dr. Dijana Ihas with assistant teachers

Registration Information: 

• Registration Deadline: June 4th, 2018
• Cost: $90.00
• For more details contact Dr. Ihas at
     
dihas@pacifcu.edu or (541) 513-7804