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flying colors

Flying Colors is an advanced performance program that supports students studying the standard violin concerto repertoire. The program includes masterclasses with a variety of clinicians, performance classes, and an advanced performance ensemble. 

 

The program gives students opportunities to perform and prepare for festivals, competitions, and auditions. The camaraderie that develops among students creates a supportive and encouraging team spirit that inspires and supports students in their effort to hone their craft.

Performance classes are held for students in books 6+ during which students perform individually, and also give positive feedback to other performers. Students learn how to be active listeners, supportive colleagues, and comfortable performers in this context.

masterclasses

March 2, 2:00-5:00 p.m.,

St. Clement's Episcopal Church

Masterclasses with Marta Lambert

Students will perform and explore repertoire with Ms. Lambert.

May 2-3, 2025

Masterclasses with Dr. Kara Eubanks

As a classical artist, Kara has performed solo and chamber music across the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, and the Czech Republic. She has performed solo and chamber music in New York’s Music in Midtown series, the Pablo Casals Festival, Zeist Music Days, Ameropa Festival, Bowdoin Summer Music, and many more. She has performed at New York’s Lincoln Center and Chicago’s Symphony Center, in Napoleon’s castle in Paris and played sonatas with Mozart’s own piano at his former home in Prague.

Kara’s greatest passions are solo practice and teaching. More than any stage or concert hall, Kara’s favorite place to make music is in her home studio with her own students. She is a mentor to 18 young violinists ranging in age from 3 to 18 at the Willamette Violin Academy, where she serves as director.

 

As a recording artist and popular-music performer. Kara has been featured on mtv.com, National Public Radio, and daytrotter.com, and on record labels such as Eenie Meenie and Lookout! Records. Her discography includes arrangements and performances with Troubled Hubble, The Gunshy, Future Monarchs, and Andrew Jackson Jihad. In 2023, she released her solo debut, an EP called “Something Might Otherwise Have Profitably Happened.” Kara maintains an active studio career, recording for artists from as far as Abu Dhabi in her home studio in Oregon.

 

Kara has held faculty positions at Northern Illinois University and CUNY Brooklyn Conservatory, and has taught music theory at the University of Oregon. In the summers, she teaches at Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute and the Oregon Suzuki Institute. Her most dear and impactful teachers and trainers include Mathias Tacke, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Danny Phillips, Cyrus Forough, Ann Montzka Smelser, Ed Kreitman, Charles Krigbaum, Daina Staggs, and Jackie Bartsch.

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Bach Chaconne
 

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