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PPSI 2023 Advanced Student Programs

Advanced Violin Program, Advanced Cello Program, and Advanced Chamber Music Immersive Program

PPSI ADVANCED STUDENT PROGRAMS are open to violin, viola, cello, flute, harp, and piano advanced students.

See individual program listings below for detailed program descriptions including specific level and age requirements. 

*PPSI Advanced Violin Program is a full day in-person program with Kimberly Meier-Sims, Stephen Sims, and Ann Montzka Smelser. 

*PPSI Advanced Cello Program is a full day in-person program with Blake Brasch, Alex Revoal, and Heather Hadley. 

*PPSI Advanced Chamber Music Immersive Program with the Bayberry Quartet is a 1 week program (full day) in-person for students ages 14-22 whether in a Suzuki program or not; we also welcome adult musicians of all levels. 

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Advanced Violin Program (books 6 and up and into the standard repertoire)

PPSI Advanced Violin Program led by Kimberly Meier-Sims, Stephen Sims, and Ann Montzka Smelser is for violinists of any age who are studying repertoire in Suzuki books 6-10 or who are studying the standard violin repertoire beyond the Suzuki literature. Our full day programming includes, but is not limited to, technique class, supplemental repertoire class, master class, chamber orchestra, and baroque technique class

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Advanced Cello Program (books 5 and up and into the standard repertoire)

*NEW* Advanced Cello Program with Blake Brasch, Alex Revoal, and Heather Hadley for cellists of any age who are studying repertoire in Suzuki books 5-10 or who are studying the standard cello repertoire beyond the Suzuki literature. Our full day programming includes, but is not limited to, technique class, cello choir, master class, chamber orchestra and baroque technique class.

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1 week Advanced Chamber Music Immersive Program with the Bayberry Quartet

for advanced Violin (book 6 and up), Viola (book 5 and up), Cello (book 5 and up),

Flute (book 7 and up), and Piano (book 6 and up) students ages 14-22

or other ages/levels by teacher recommendation; we also welcome adult musicians of all levels. 

This immersive chamber music experience is for advanced musicians who want to focus on chamber music skills. We welcome already established groups as well as independent musicians that will be organized into new groups. 

*No audition is required to participate!*

The week working exclusively with the Bayberry Quartet will culminate in a final concert performance.​

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