2020 Summer Music Festival Schedule, from a Distance
The Colorado College Summer Music Festival is pleased to announce that, despite the challenges presented by the global COVID 19 pandemic, distance cannot stop the music! We have put together an educational program for our fellows that includes master classes, creative classes and private lessons with our faculty. We are making many of these master classes and creative classes available to observe for our supporters and for the CC community.
Below, you'll find a schedule of what's happening, along with the links for each that will allow you to log on and follow along. We will open up the session for a Q&A from the public at the end. Be sure to check back frequently for updates.
Scroll down past the schedule to find out how you can tune in to two Live from Packard Hall concerts, scheduled for June 21 and 23!
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The Summer Music Festival is also made possible through generous donations from these foundations
Colorado College 2020 Summer Music Festival Schedule
Note: All times are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
Masterclasses last 1 ½ hours and Creative Classes last 1 hour
- Every class listed below has an accompanying Zoom ID link, so you can join us.
- The first time you click on a link, you may be prompted to download Zoom - it is fine (and necessary!) to do so
- Although participation in the classes is just for our fellows, there will be a brief Q&A at the end of each, for your questions and comments.
- A handful of classes require a password to join. In those instances, once you have clicked on the Zoom ID number and been taken to Zoom, you will be prompted to enter the password. If we don't have a password listed, that class is not password protected and all you need to do is click the link.
Tuesday, June 23
9:00am: Creative Class: Caring for String Instruments with Stefan Hersh - Zoom ID: 82219864816
10:30am: Creative Class: Musical Entrepreneurship: Empowerment through startups and management with Virginia Barron, Susan Cahill, Stefan Hersh, Susan Grace. Includes starting a music festival or music series, including grant writing. - Zoom ID: 84190615318
7:00pm: Join us before the Live from Packard Hall concert, as Professor Michael Grace presents a Pre-Concert Lecture on the composers and pieces that will be performed this evening. - Zoom ID: 99191327958
8:00pm: Live from Packard Hall! Festival artists playing socially distanced chamber music together in Packard Hall, featuring Orion Weiss performing the Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat Major. Find the full program and performers here.
***Michael Thornton has dedicated much study to performance psychology as it applies to musicians. He is certified as a Mental Toughness (TM) Coach through the Human Performance Institute and has worked extensively with Don Greene (Winning on Stage), Jim Loehr (New Toughness Training for Sports), Doug Jowdy (US Olympic Speedskating Sports Psychologist), and others. His students have benefitted from his holistic approach to auditions and optimal performance, and they have won auditions for orchestras, premier military ensembles, and higher education positions throughout the US and abroad.
MUSIC FESTIVAL STAFF
Susan Grace, music director
Virginia Barron, associate director
Gina Spiers, assistant director
Kate Nelson, assistant to the director, stage manager
Justin Maike, technical director
Betsy Fiel, academic administrative assistant
Izzie Hicks, intern
Shaian Gutierrez, intern
Kevin Stock, piano technician
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Jane Turnis, vice president for communications
Felix Sanchez, assistant vice president for communications
Leslie Weddell, director of news and media relations
Charlotte (Lo) Wall, communications paraprofessional and website master
Erica Hardcastle, ITS events team lead
Donald Herbst, lead audio visual events technician
Daniel Raney, network engineer
Idris Goodwin, director of the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
Lisa Gregory, lead academic administrative assistant, Department of Music
The festival is especially grateful to Katherine Loo, Susan Ashley and Robert Lee, and Libby Rittenberg and Nasit Ari, and Iddo Aharony and Julie Yeagle, who graciously hosted our visiting musicians in their homes
FOUNDATIONS AND FUNDS
Bain Family Foundation
Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
The NEH Professorship
Pikes Peak United Way
The Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving
The Webb Family Fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation
SUPPORTING RADIO STATIONS
American Public Media’s Performance Today
Classically Colorado and Colorado Public Radio
KCME 88.7 FM
KRCC 91.5 FM