Music Tree hosting Strings Festival

The Music Tree Prep School will host its inaugural Strings Festival Sunday, March 18 at the school, 4833 Church St. in Zachary. Students will be given an opportunity to prepare a short program and receive a professional, but friendly evaluation. Ruth Roland, Music Tree strings coordinator said the festival is open to all students of violin, viola, cello, fiddle, and bass. There is no age limit and private instruction is not a requirement. String players from any geographic location—includ...
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Riberio earns LSU, Blitzer Award violin distinctions

Deborah Riberio is the 2016 winner of the Sidney M. Blitzer Award in Violin Performance. A native of Brazil, Riberio won the honor by earning the top violinist spot in the LSU School of Music’s annual concerto competition. The Blitzer Award in Violin Performance, a $1,500 prize, is given in memory of Sidney M. Blitzer, a music lover and violinist. It is funded by the Helene Kantrow Blitzer and Sidney M. Blitzer Family Fund at the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Attorney Sidney M. Blitzer Jr....
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Violin instructor has doctoral recital

Music Tree violin instructor Rafael Galvan-Herrera and Laurie Rominger presented a joint recital at the LSU School of Music Recital Hall on October 1. The program included works by Carl Phillipp Stamitz, Johann Sebastrian Back and Kurt Atterburg. Mr. Galvan-Herrera is an instructor of violin at the Music Tree Prep School and is a doctoral candidate in violin performance at LSU. Mr. Galvan-Herrera is a classically trained violinist and specializes in orchestra/chamber music studies. He has ...
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