SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE
To develop musicianship, ensemble unity, and technique, string students participate in chamber ensembles, orchestra, private lessons, master classes, and seminars. Chamber ensembles are coached by artist faculty and rehearse daily. In addition, string students participate in music theory and solfège classes. Members of the Cavani String Quartet and Baldwin Wallace Conservatory faculty top the list of guest artists who will present master classes during the two-week institute.
Artist Faculty for Strings
Wei-Shu Wang Co, Lecturer in Violin, Violino Virtuosidade, Conservatorio Dramatico e Musical de Sao Paulo; Violino Superior, Conservatorio Dramatico e Musical de Sao Paulo. Ms. Co was the winner of the soloist competition sponsored by the Orquestra Philharmonica de Sao Paulo. Following her studies in Sao Paulo, Ms. Co served on the violin faculty at the Conservatorio Dramatico e Musical de Sao Paulo. She has studied with former Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster, Daniel Majeske. Ms. Co has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras in the Sao Paulo and Cleveland areas; she toured Europe as soloist and member of the Orquestra de Camara de Sao Paulo. Ms. Co served as assistant concertmaster of the Cleveland Ballet and Ohio Chamber Orchestras and currently holds the position of assistant concertmaster with the Cleveland Opera Orchestra.
Leslie Braidech, Adjunct Faculty in Violin and Viola, M.M., The New England Conservatory, B.M., The Ohio State University.While a student at The Ohio State University, she studied with Michael Davis, and she was a student of Dorothy DeLay and Masuko Ushioda at The New England Conservatory. A faculty member of Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory Outreach, The Cleveland Institute of Music and Artist-in-Residence at Cleveland School of the Arts, Ms. Braidech is also an actively performing musician both nationally and locally (Opera Cleveland, Cleveland Ballet, Blossom Festival Orchestra, Cleveland Pops and Cleveland Chamber Symphony). She has been a full fellowship recipient with music festivals at Tanglewood, Aspen, and Sandpoint (Idaho), and the Collegium Musicum Schloss Pommersfelden (Germany). Ms. Braidech's solo and chamber performances have been broadcast live over National Public Radio (Boston), WQXR (New York) "Young Artists Showcase", and on various northeast Ohio media.
Louise Zeitlin, Lecturer in Viola. M.M., Yale University; B.M., Eastman School of Music. Ms. Zeitlin has been featured as recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States. She has played with the Minnesota Orchestra, St.Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Chicago String Ensemble and is currently Principal Viola with the Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival Orchestra. She is a former faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Carleton College and the MacPhail Center for the Arts (Minnesota). Ms. Zeitlin is a current board member of the American Viola Society and founding member and board member of the Ohio Viola Society. Recent honors include an award for teaching given by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Founder’s Award given by the American Viola Society and inclusion in the 2006 version of “Who’s Who” in America.
Regina Mushabac, Professor of Cello. M.M., B.M., Indiana University. Ms. Mushabac was a teaching assistant to Janos Starker and had additional study with Leonard Rose and Bernard Greenhouse. She is a founding member of the Coryton Trio and the Elysian Trio, BW's resident piano trio, with which she performed for 19 years. Active as a soloist with orchestra and a recitalist throughout the U.S. and abroad, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall, Severance Hall, and the World's Fair. She has been the recipient of multiple awards from the Concert Artists Guild and Ohio Arts Council, and is a former faculty member of the University of Kentucky, and guest artist and visiting professor at the University of San Paulo, Brazil. She is well known for her exploration into new music and original transcriptions of classics. Ms. Mushabac has solo recordings on the GM Recording label, Truemedia Records, and New World Records.
Henry L. Peyrebrune, Lecturer in Double Bass. B.M., New England Conservatory of Music, his primary study was with Edwin Barker; also studies at the Tanglewood Music Center. Mr. Peyrebrune is a member of The Cleveland Orchestra. Prior to his appointment, he was principal bassist of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, one of Canada's pre-eminent orchestras, and Portland Symphony Orchestra. He has performed a wide variety of orchestral, solo, and chamber music with such diverse groups as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and the Handel and Haydn Society. Mr. Peyrebrune is a former faculty member of the Longy School of Music and the University of Southern Maine.