Welcome to OICMF Scherzo (skert·sō/ noun: a vigorous, light, or playful composition)
The monthly newsletter of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
A Fun and Helpful Zoom Session with Monique Mead

Whether you play music yourself or are just interested in the process of bringing music to life, you’ll want to join us for our upcoming Zoom session -

From the Page to the Stage: An Organic Approach to Fruitful Practicing

with violinist Monique Mead.

On Thursday, October 22, at 7:00pm PDT, Monique will join us in a live Zoom session to teach and inspire. 

What can the life cycle of a butterfly teach us about musical performance? Monique is eager to share her new concept that outlines the stages of practicing as an organic process of musical growth, transformation, and ultimate freedom. This course is intended for anyone who has played an instrument or is simply curious about what happens in the privacy of a practice room. It offers practical tips and personal stories by prominent musicians who have mastered the art of practicing.

Monique Mead is Director of Music Entrepreneurship and an Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon School of Music in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her wide-ranging international career as a violinist and collaborator includes having played in our Summer Festival numerous times since her first visit in 2004. Orcas Island has also had the great privilege of having Monique on island as Musician-in-Residence many times, teaching in the schools, playing Community Concerts, and offering workshops. And now, wherever you are, you can learn from Monique direct from her Pittsburgh studio, through the magic of Zoom!

This is a good time to get inspired to pick up your instrument and get playing – we're certain Monique will provide that spark! This seminar will be fascinating and inspiring, whether you are a musician or not.

Attendance is free, but you must register by Tuesday, October 20. To register or for more information please write sarah@oicmf.org.


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From Throwback Thursdays to our latest feature, Meet Us Mondays, as well as upcoming events and reminiscences, OICMF is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Check us out - you might learn a little something and maybe get a good laugh!

We look forward to sharing more OICMF news and events with you - keep your eyes peeled for next month's Scherzo!
All the best,
Anita Orne
Executive Director
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Aloysia Friedmann, Artistic Director

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