Stetson String Symposium | Online
We are thrilled to invite students to the Stetson String Symposium on Saturday, September 26!
The Stetson String Symposium is open to students in grades 9-12 who play the following instruments:
Students will have the opportunity to participate in masterclasses, workshops, technique classes, and group discussions led by the Stetson Faculty Artists. All classes will be offered via Zoom.
All events take place on Zoom.
- 10:00-10:30 Welcome Meeting and Faculty Introductions
- 10:30-11:00 QiGong for String Players - Professor Laura Kimmel
- 11:00-12:30 String Masterclasses - Professor Kroumovitch-Gomez, Dr. Alfonzo, Dr. Clark, and Professor Hill.
- 12:30-2:00 Lunch
- 2:00-3:00 Workshop: The Truths Behind Performance Anxiety and How to Turn it into an Asset - Dr. Clark
- 3:00-4:00 String Technique Classes
- 4:00-4:30 Meet the Conductor - Maestro Anthony Hose
- 4:30-5:00 Hatter Meet and Greet - Current Stetson School of Music Students
Anthony Hose is conductor of the Stetson University Symphony and Chamber orchestras. He was a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in London, where he first studied piano, clarinet, double bass and conducting. Hose is principal conductor of the Welsh Chamber Orchestra and artistic director of the Beaumaris Festival in Wales. He has been a guest conductor with many orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Symphony, Budapest Symphony, Icelandic Symphony, L'Opéra de Lyons and Munich Bach Collegium.
Routa Kroumovitch, originally from Riga, Latvia, is professor of violin. She began her musical studies at the age of four and continued study at the Riga Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and the Universidad de Chile. She has held positions as first violin of the Santiago Chamber Orchestra and concert mistress for both the Chilean Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras. She has performed internationally in Europe, China, Israel, Japan and Canada, and continues an active career as soloist chamber musician and international judge.
Jesus Alfonzo is associate professor of viola and music history, as creator of the Viola Consort at Stetson University. He earned his doctor and master of performance degrees from Michigan State University, and his post-graduate diploma from the Juilliard School. Alfonzo was the principal violist of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra for 16 years, performs internationally as a soloist, and has taught viola in the Conservatorio de Musica Simon Bolivar in Venezuela, the University of Musical Studies in Caracas, Colegio Emil Friedman in Venezuela and Jackson Symphony Orchestra School of Music in Michigan.
Jamie Clark currently serves as Assistant Professor of Cello and Coordinator of Chamber Music at Stetson University. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the New England Conservatory in 2018 upon the completion of her dissertation "The Art of Rehearsing: A Multidimensional Study in Rehearsing String Quartets.".
Michael Hill is one of the most sought-after orchestral bass players and teachers in the Southeastern U.S. As a performer, he currently holds the position of Principal Bass of the Orlando Philharmonic as well as performing with the Naples Philharmonic and the Charleston Symphony in South Carolina. As a teacher, Hill is on staff at Florida Southern College, Rollins College, Stetson University and the University of Central Florida. He is sponsored by Solano Basses and endorsed by D'Addario Strings.