String Insiders Offers Free Auditor Passes to ACMP Members for OSSI (Online Solo Strings Intensive)

Susanna Klein, Noa Kageyama, Nicholas Kitchen, Will Hagen, Alyssa Tong, Renée-Paule Gauthier, Rob Knopper

ACMP member, violinist/entreprenuer par excellence and founder/director of String Insiders Alyssa Tong is offering FREE Auditor Passes to all ACMP members for the upcoming Online Solo Strings Intensive!

The Auditor Pass is valued at $119, and allows you to observe all morning sessions, social events, masterclasses, studio classes, and faculty panels. We hope that ACMP members will take advantage of this generous offer to get an inside look at the teaching, philosophies and helpful tips from some of today’s most sought-after conservatory-level string professors! To access this special offer, please log into the ACMP website and visit the Member Discounts page.

In addition to masterclasses and lectures on a wide range of topics of interest to string players, this year’s OSSI will feature two chamber music-specific seminars sponsored through ACMP’s grants program: a special session on reading chamber music from manuscript with violinist Nicholas Kitchen from the Borromeo Quartet and reflections from a long and fulfilling life in chamber music by violist James Dunham of the Cleveland Quartet. 


The morning sessions include:


         •         Conquering Performance Anxiety with Noa Kageyama

         •         Practicing with Joy and Mindfulness to Achieve Exponential Progress with Susanna Klein

         •         Reading from the Manuscript with Nicholas Kitchen, Borromeo Quartet

         •         Approaching Repertoire with Mindful Practice with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

         •         Creating a Career in Classical Music with Will Hagen

and more!!


Plus, masterclasses with:


         •         Stefan Jackiw

         •         Jeffrey Irvine

         •         Nancy Zhou

         •         Brannon Cho

         •         John-Henry Crawford

         •         Carol Rodland

         •         Natasha Brofsky

and at least 4 more!

Faculty will also be holding open studio classes, where you can observe their teaching.


OSSI Faculty List:



Paul KantorRice University Shepherd School of Music

Ani KavafianYale University (split with Arnaud Sussmann)

Arnaud SussmannStonybrook University (split with Ani Kavafian)

Soovin KimNew England Conservatory

Connie HeardVanderbilt University Blair School of Music

Mark KaplanIndiana University Jacobs School of Music

Laura Bossert, Wellesley College



Victoria Chiang, Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University (split with Heidi Castleman)

James Dunham,Rice University Shepherd School of Music

Ettore Causa,Yale University

Matthew Lipman,Stonybrook University

Heidi Castleman, The Juilliard School (split with Victoria Chiang)



David Ying, Eastman School of Music (split with Melissa Kraut)

Melissa Kraut, Cleveland Institute of Music (split with David Ying)

Guy Johnston, Eastman School of Music (split with Clive Greensmith)

Paul Katz,New England Conservatory

Clive Greensmith,Colburn Conservatory (split with Guy Johnston or Steven Doane)

Steven Doane, Eastman School of Music (split with Clive Greensmith)

Terry King, Longy School of Music at Bard College


You will receive the full schedule of events on May 23 and the program runs from May 31-June 12.

Sessions/faculty panels will happen 11am-1pm ET, most studio classes will be 4-6pm ET, and most masterclasses will be 7-9pm ET.

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