All of us at the O’Connor Method hope you had a wonderful first month of 2016, full of music, joy, creativity, and learning! As always, we welcome any photos and videos you would like to share of your O'Connor Method adventures!
Mark and Maggie O’Connor will be presenting at ASTA representing the O’Connor Method:
String Orchestra for your School Program
The O'Connor Method
Thursday 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
The O’Connor Method will also have a booth at the ASTA Conference, we will see you there! The O'Connor Method for string teachers and students is a 10 Book series designed to guide students gradually through the development of pedagogical and musical techniques necessary to become a proficient, well-rounded musician through a carefully planned succession of pieces. The O'Connor Method is unique in that the solo repertoire corresponds with the string orchestra repertoire so students experience the music they are learning through a different prism. By using the O'Connor Method orchestra books, students can further explore harmony, melody, rhythm, counterpoint, cultural diversity and American music from many eras on the pieces student's learn in their solo lessons. This approach using common repertoire is the perfect tool for school programs interested in producing fine string players and creative musicians and playing great American music. The versatility of the music and orchestral arrangements in the O'Connor Method series allows for classes from 3 students to 300! Find out more at www.oconnormethod.com
Mark O'Connor and Maggie O'Connor
History is being made at Loyola University in New Orleans this month as Mark and long time colleague Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg reunite to play O’Connor’s Double Violin Concerto once again. The violinists have not performed this together in over a decade, but the rehearsals sound like no time has passed! The virtuosic piece is dripping with American vernacular and personality, and will be masterfully played. The concert is taking place on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 at Loyola University in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall. Along with the Double Violin concerto, the orchestra will also be performing O’Connor’s Improvised Violin Concerto with O’Connor as soloist, as well as some other O’Connor compositions.
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Mark O’Connor will be conducting teacher training in Chicago March 25-26 at Merry Music Makers, 5445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, United States. A teacher training the end of April will be taking place in Cologne, Germany following Mark O’Connor’s appearance at the Konzerthaus in Berlin. More information on these teacher trainings coming soon. Stay tuned about upcoming teacher trainings here, and also by following us on facebook and twitter.
And the winner is.... Leonor Falcon and student Philip playing Grey Eagle from O'Connor Method Book III! Congratulations!
Email us a video of you, your child, or your student playing a tune from the O'Connor Method, talking about the O'Connor Method, or get creative and do a skit! We want to see it all! Video testimonials are welcome as well. All ages welcome to participate. Multiple entries accepted.
For updates on upcoming Official O'Connor Method Teacher Training Seminars, check the website "Teacher Training" page HERE.All future Official O'Connor Method Teacher Trainings will be listed there as well as in this O'Connor Method Newsletter.
For updates on upcoming Official O'Connor Method Summer Camps, check the website "Summer Camps" page HERE.All future Official O'Connor Method Summer Camps will be listed there as well as in this O'Connor Method Newsletter.
To find a certified O'Connor Method Teacher near you, check the website "Find a Teacher" page HERE,OR have your current teacher teach from the O'Connor Method Books. O'Connor Method Books can be found on the website "Store" pageHERE.
The O'Connor Method for string teachers and students is a 10-Book series designed to guide students gradually through the development of pedagogical and musical techniques necessary to become a proficient, well-rounded musician through a carefully planned succession of pieces.