"Chamber music connects us to others and is a language for feelings that have no other expression."
July 19, 2015 — Gala Concert in Cerritos, California
Thanks to ASTA-Los Angeles, these 8 musicians received Half Tuition Scholarships: (L to R) Connie Chang-Chien, Jacob Fernandes, Kendra Base, Kenneth Yeh, Amara Miranda, Elena Correa, Sophia Decker and Daniel Yeung with CMIsc Director Kay Pech
Beethoven op. 18/4, II. Andante scherzoso quasi Allegretto; Hudson “Rumble Seat”
Sophia Decker, Kendra Base, Daniel Yeung and Dana Apolonio
Haydn Quartet Op. 24/4, III. Minuet; (L to R) Tara Char (viola); Jacob Fernandez (cello); Aaron Tom (violin); Amara Miranda (violin)
Aaron, Amara, Jacob and Tara
Glazunov: Five Novellettes, III. Interludium in Modo Antico; Atwell: Continuen, III. Moderate Jazz Swing
Mary Durgin and David Doo (violin), Marge Osborn (viola), Richard Mott (cello)
Peter Marsh Masterclasses in Roselle Hall, Fullerton, July 16
provided by the generosity of the Hennings-Fischer Foundation
We offered a “composition program” designed to allow composers to bring semi-completed works and get feedback from Professor Wallin Huff and the players as these were being polished and recorded. Our two participants were Ross Casey (viola) and Nikaela Goodman (cello). Both had strong backgrounds in string playing as former participants in previous CMIsc summer programs. By working with Sarah Wallin Huff, they completed their ideas and received performances and recordings.
Ross Casey with the CMIsc Fellows
Nikaela Goodman with the CMIsc Fellows
An elite quartet that performs the works of our composers, the CMIsc Fellows receive full scholarships. In 2015 they included violinists Darrell Peries and Sophia Decker, violist [faculty] Sarah Wallin Huff and cellist [faculty] Judy Kang.