are invited to perform in studio recitals scheduled throughout the school year.
Saturday June 8th, 7pm at the Unitarian Church, 4 North Main St. Sharon, MA
Recent Student Performances:
featuring eighteen students of Maya
Gurevich, piano and Elizabeth Leehey, clarinet.
was held on Sunday April 28, 2013,at theOakes Ames Memorial Hall in North
Repertoire included works for clarinet and piano and solo piano by
Finzi, Saint-Saens, Schumann, Rachmaninov and others.
A Chamber Music Recital
featuring twenty students of Elizabeth Leehey,
clarinet, Maya Gurevich, piano, Ellen
McKinney, viola, was held on January
26, 2013 at the Medield Public Library. The repertiore included Menuetto from Mozart's
Kegelstatt trio for clarinet, viola
and piano, a Haydn string quartet, Grundman Clarinet Quintet, Adagio from the
Mozart Clarinet Concerto, Beethoven and Schumann piano sonatas, and several other duos and small ensembles.
A Collaborative Studio Recital featuring the students of Elizabeth Leehey and
Maya Gurevich was held on December 15, 2012 at the Oak Ames Memorial Hall in Easton. Repertiore featured music of Classical Sonata form.
A Practice Audition Class was held on Nov 20, 2012.
Six students participated in the class - and all six were accepted to their Senior/Junior District Bands and
Practice Audition/ Recital Preparation Class:
Next class will be held in Spring 2013.
Class will be held at the teaching
studio of Liz Leehey in Sharon, MA and open to all student musicians preparing for auditions and recitals. Class fee: TBD.
Experience the audition or recital before the actual performance. This class offers audition and recital preparation
in a small supportive group setting with individual attention. Students preparing for an audition will play scales, their
audition piece and sight reading. Those preparing for an upcoming recital will perform their piece in a simulated
recital setting. All students will receive feedback from the teacher and other students.
Strategies for audition
and performance success will be discussed including: pacing your preparation to reach your optimal performance level
on the recital/audition day, warming-up on the day of the performance, and dealing with nerves while maintaining poise.
We will also discuss home practice techniques that will help you learn to play your best under stress. Students will be invited
to discuss past audition and recital experiences and offer helpful hints to others.
Students will leave this class
with a good sense of their strengths and weaknesses and they will know what additional preparation they need before the actual
performance. Past participants have found these classes very helpful in their preparation and many have achieved success
as a result.
Student successes include:
First Prize Concerto Competition winner
Clarinet chair in District Orchestra and Band
Principal Clarinet in MYWE
All Eastern and All State Band acceptance
Chair Clarinet in school bands