Books 1-2

Books 1-2

For Book 1 and 2 students, tuition includes five classes: a master class, a repertoire/technique class, a twisted review class, a theory class, and one enrichment class.

 

  • Master class: The master class consists of a mini-lesson in which each student shares a memorized, polished piece with an Institute faculty member. Beginning with a polished performance, the master class teacher then helps each student refine aspects of technique, musicianship and musicality. Students are given daily practice assignments to complete by the next day's lesson. The master class hour is shared between three or four students (of similar age and ability) so that each student may benefit from individual attention and peer observation. After a week of intensive and inspiring work in the master class, many students reach entirely new levels of performance.
  • Repertoire/Technique class: The repertoire/technique class is a group class in which students are matched with other students at their repertoire level. Within the course of the group class, teachers work with students on ensemble, musicianship and concert readiness. They also work within the repertoire level on specific technical concepts and musical ideas.  Each group class demonstrates their hard work in the final concert held on the last day of Institute. Many students and parents find group classes especially rewarding because of the supportive and encouraging relationships students build with their peers.
  • Twisted Review: USHI is excited to offer a new group class this year. In this class students will explore their review pieces in exciting, new ways which will bring their review to a whole new level as well as improve their ensemble skills. Review has never been so much fun!
  • Theory class: Students will each be placed in theory class where they will improve their music theory skills. Instructor Phala Tracy teaches theory so it’s fun and memorable.
  • Enrichment class: Select from the list of enrichment classes on Enrichment Classes page.
Students may register for more enrichment classes for an additional fee.
See Enrichment Classes for additional class descriptions.