2022-2023 MUSIC MAKERS HACIENDO MÚSICA CLASS REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
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Bravo! Vail Music Makers Haciendo Música.
Formerly known as Bravo! Vail After-School Piano & Violin Programs, Music Makers Haciendo Música, opens possibilities for the future of the instruction program by allowing for growth to new instruments and creating an easy integration into the summer Festival. Its translation in Spanish, “Haciendo Música,” reflects and is inclusive of the vibrant Latinx population in the Vail Valley community, and at its core it encapsulates everything the program aspires for young musicians to feel:
I am a Music Maker!
¡Bravo! Vail Music Festival anuncia un ambicioso cambio de marca del Programa Extraescolar de Piano y Violín con el objetivo de ampliar la educación musical en el Valle de Vail.
¡El nuevo nombre, "Bravo! ¡Vail Music Makers Haciendo Música", abre las posibilidades para el futuro del programa de instrucción, permitiendo el crecimiento para añadir instrumentos, creando una fácil integración en el Festival de verano, y ampliando el ámbito y el alcance de Bravo! Vail en su programa de educación musical.
El nuevo nombre refleja la creciente población latina en la comunidad y incluye todo lo que el programa aspira a que sientan los jóvenes músicos:
"¡Soy un creador de música!"
Bravo! Vail Music Makers Haciendo Música is sponsored by Wall Street Insurance.
Where does Bravo! Vail teach piano classes?
Homestake Peak School, Red Sandstone Elementary, Edwards Elementary, Eagle Valley Elementary, Gypsum Elementary and Lake County Intermediate School
Where does Bravo! Vail teach violin classes?
Homestake Peak School, Edwards Elementary, Eagle Valley Elementary and Gypsum Elementary
What time will classes be for the 2022-2023 school year?
Classes are 45 minutes long and take place between 3:15-7:00PM. Specific times depend on your student's level placement. The class schedule will be published closer to registration on August 1st, 2022
How many new students is the program accepting?
The capacity of each class is 8 students.
How old do students have to be to join?
Beginner classes are for 2nd - 5th graders.
Do I need to have an instrument to join?
If you do not have your own instrument, Bravo! Vail provides instrument rentals and instrument scholarships. Scholarship applications will be posted on bravovail.org/musicmakers on June 20, 2022.
How much does it cost?
Tuition is $150 for the entire year. Full and half scholarships are available, as well as an instrument scholarship. Scholarship applications will be posted on bravovail.org/musicmakers on June 20, 2022. To receive a scholarship, you must apply before you register.
When do classes start?
Classes are from September 12, 2022 - April 14, 2023.
How do I sign up my student?
Can I register for spring semester instead of fall semester?
Currently, we only admit new students to the program during open registration in August. If you miss the registration deadline, please email email@example.com to join our waitlist.
My student has already taken piano or violin lessons. Can I register my student for an upper-level class?
If your student already has experience playing violin or piano, please send a picture of your student’s most recent performance repertoire to firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our Education Staff will be in contact with you to discuss your student’s level placement.
¿Dónde son las clases de piano de Bravo! Vail?
Las clases son en la Escuela Homestake Peak, Escuela Primaria Red Sandstone, Escuela Primaria Edwards, Escuela Primaria Eagle Valley, Escuela Primaria Gypsum y Escuela Intermedia del Condado de Lake
¿Dónde son las clases de violin de Bravo! Vail?
Las clases son en la Escuela Homestake Peak, Escuela Primaria en Edwards, Primaria Eagle Valley y Primaria en Gypsum
¿A qué hora serán las clases para el año escolar 2022-2023?
Las clases duran 45 minutos y son entre las 3:15 y las 7:00 p. m. Los tiempos específicos dependen de la ubicación del nivel de su estudiante. El horario de clases se publicará más cerca de la inscripción el 1 ero de agosto de 2022
¿Cuántos estudiantes nuevos acepta el programa?
La capacidad de cada clase es de 8 estudiantes.
¿Qué edad deben tener los estudiantes para unirse?
Las clases para principiantes son para estudiantes de 2° a 5° grado.
¿Necesito tener un instrumento para unirme?
Si no tienes tu propio instrumento, ¡Bravo! Vail ofrece alquiler de instrumentos y becas para instrumentos. Las solicitudes de becas se publicarán en bravovail.org/musicmakers el 20 de junio de 2022.
El costo es de $150 por todo el año. Tambien, hay becas completas y medias becas disponibles, así como una beca para instrumentos. Las solicitudes de becas se publicarán en bravovail.org/musicmakers el 20 de junio de 2022. Para recibir una beca, debe presentar una solicitud antes de registrarse.
¿Cuándo comienzan las clases?
Las clases son del 12 de septiembre de 2022 al 14 de abril de 2023.
¿Cómo inscribo a mi estudiante?
1. Diríjase a Sawyer para abrir una cuenta y ahorrar tiempo el día del registro.
2. Regístrese en bravovail.org/musicmakers el 1ero de agosto a las 10:00 a. m.
3. ¡Establezca un recordatorio porque las clases se llenarán rápido!
¿Puedo registrarme para el semestre de primavera en lugar del semestre de otoño?
Actualmente, solo admitimos nuevos estudiantes en el programa durante la inscripción abierta en agosto. Si no cumple con la fecha límite de registro, envíe un correo electrónico a email@example.com e para unirse a nuestra lista de espera.
Mi estudiante ya tomó lecciones de piano o violín. ¿Puedo inscribir a mi estudiante en una clase de nivel superior?
Si su estudiante ya tiene experiencia tocando el violín o el piano, envíe una foto del repertorio de interpretación más reciente de su estudiante a firstname.lastname@example.org y un miembro de nuestro personal educativo se pondrá en contacto con usted para analizar la ubicación del nivel de su estudiante.
My name is Cindy Allard. I am originally from New York but have lived in Eagle County for almost forty years. I have been the counselor at Gypsum Elementary School for twenty years. I started playing the violin in fourth grade and have found a great deal of joy playing in various settings through different stages of my life. As a college student I played in a bluegrass band, later as an adult I played in a wedding quartet, taught violin lessons and played with Glenwood Symphony. I also supported three of my children through Suzuki violin classes. In the early years of my career as a counselor, I started an afterschool violin program at Gypsum Elementary, which eventually has lead me to BRAVO! I appreciate the support of these wonderful likeminded musicians. Although I am an avid outdoor recreator, like most of us in this valley, I feel a dedication to enriching the lives of our local students by sharing the joy of creating music!
Celesta Falconi Cairns is the current 3rd-6th Grade music teacher at Lake County Intermediate School. She has been a music educator for over 20 years, teaching in urban, rural and international schools and has Pre-School through 12th Grade experience. Her expertise is in vocal music, but she has taught various bands for over 12 years, General music for more than 15 years, studied piano since the age of 8, and she has personal dance and theater experience as well as she is the musical director of the Lake County schools annual musical. She has a Bachelor’s in Music Education from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Regis University and a youth composition certificate from the New York Philharmonic and Colorado Symphony Orchestra educational partnership called the Young Composer’s Program (YCP). Currently, she is working on her National Board Certification with an Early and Middle Childhood Music Emphasis. Philosophically, she believes that all people have a love of some kind of music and she is lucky to be able to have a career that brings joy to students and families as well as creates pride and confidence in ourselves and our community.
Scott Carroll is a proud educator and stage director working in opera and musical theatre. He currently serves as the Artistic Director for the Lyric Theatre of Leadville as well as the Director of Music & Theatre Activities at Lake County High School in Leadville, Colorado.
As a director or assistant director, Mr. Carroll has worked throughout the United States. Some notable companies include Eugene Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, Cascadia Concert Opera, Opera Bend, University of Oregon Opera Ensemble, Lake County Civic Center Association, and the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation. Credits include Giulio Cesare, Acis y Galetea, El Gato con Botas, La Traviata, Die Fledermaus, The Old Maid and the Thief, Trouble in Tahiti, La Fanciulla del West, Seussical, La Fille du Regiment, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Sweeney Todd, Little Shop of Horrors, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Lend Me a Tenor, Annie, Into the Woods, and The Fantasticks.
Mr. Carroll has also collaborated with many artists as a curator for special concert events. Some notable performers include Jill and Jake Gardner, Michele McConnell, Emily Pulley, Dr. Karen Esquivel, Duane McDevitt, Richard Carsey, Andrew Bisantz, and Dr. Gustavo Castro. Scott continues to collaborate with Donna Schaefer, Carl Schaefer and Celesta Cairns on concert events at The Old Church in Leadville.
A native of Oregon, Mr. Carroll holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Abigail Dreher is a classically trained violist, violinist and pianist in the Roaring Fork Valley. She studied with Dr. Katherine Lewis and received her BM and BME from Illinois State University, and her MM in viola performance under Professor Erika Eckert and Geraldine Walther, at the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as studying at Lynn Conservatory under Ralph Fielding. Miss Dreher has attended the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Aspen Summer Music Festival and Banff Centre Evolution Quartet Programs where she worked and collaborated with the Eybler, JACK and Parker quartets. She has presented research and lecture recitals for the American String Teacher Association Conference and the American Viola Society Festival in L.A. She has held principal and section positions with the Boulder Symphony and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Palm Beach Symphony and subs with the Boulder Philharmonic. Miss Dreher is also an avid chamber musician and was a founding member of the Hexum Quartet, as well as collaborating with Jazz musicians in Miami and Ignite Entertainment in Denver. She enjoys teaching and helped direct and lead the Nationally Awarded Illinois State University String Project and ASTA Chapter. Miss Dreher previously lead an excerpts course at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and coached chamber music as adjunct faculty at the North Broward Preparatory Juilliard Prep Program, as well as the University of Colorado Boulder. Miss Dreher currently works for Aspen Music Festival and Bravo! Vail, teaching in their strings programs and performing at community events, as well as running her own private studio in Snowmass Village.
Hannah Ploughman is a singer, educator, and longtime enthusiast of Bravo! Vail. Currently working as a teacher in the Music Makers Haciendo Música program, she happily accepted the offer to work as an Executive Assistant for the company.
Hannah grew up in the Vail Valley and began teaching for Bravo! when she was in high school in one of the first iterations of the After School Piano Program. She received a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. During this time, she also taught Elementary Music in Poudre School District. Hannah loves to travel and perform and has had the opportunity to sing opera and choral music in Germany, France, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
Creating meaningful connections and inspiring musical curiosity is something that resonates deeply with her personal and career values. She believes that music has the unique power to provide us with a high-level cognitive skill, while also connecting us emotionally and intellectually to the world around us. It is such a joy to be back in her hometown and to have the opportunity to share her passion for music with her students and her community.
I was lucky enough to grow up in a musical family, and we performed from an early age. Music was to be shared among all ages and all people.
I started piano when I was five and have played ever since. I studied at Edinburgh University and went on to teach music in Elementary Schools both in the UK and in Colorado. I have worked as a teacher, accompanist , soloist and band member over the years and enjoy all aspects of music.
I have been teaching with Bravo! Vail since 2015, and love teaching the group lessons. I believe that all children should have access to quality music lessons in an instrument of their choice. I strive to make my lessons fun, active and engaging.
As a violinist and educator, Amara Sperber works to cultivate creativity in others. Amara currently lives in Avon, Colorado, where she works as the Education and Engagement Programs Coordinator at Bravo! Vail. There, she directs after-school piano and violin classes for over 200 students in addition to teaching violin classes and private lessons.
Amara is a fully registered Suzuki violin teacher and received her Suzuki training with Kimberly Meier-Sims at the Cleveland Institute of Music. While living in Cleveland, Amara managed her own private studio and taught for multiple education programs including The Cleveland Orchestra and Suzuki Studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Amara holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oregon. There, she studied violin performance, Suzuki pedagogy and studied abroad in Vienna, Austria. In 2018, Amara received her Master of Music degree at the University of Nevada in Reno as a member of the resident string quartet.
Amara has performed as a section violinist with orchestras including Eugene Symphony, Reno Philharmonic and Reno Chamber Orchestra. She has spent her summers at music festivals including Brevard Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, AIMS in Graz and Bravo! Vail.
Hannah Terrell, also known as Belle, grew up in Boulder and started singing and playing the piano, guitar and cello in elementary school. Music completely stole Hannah's heart, and throughout middle school and high school, she participated in theater, choirs and orchestras. In May of 2021, Hannah graduated with a music major from Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon and a certificate of fine arts from the Marchutz School of Vision in Aix-en-Provence, France. During her time at Linfield, she studied cello and vocal performance, music education, as well as music theory & composition. In mid-August, Hannah moved to Gypsum, Colorado to live with family and pursue her dream of teaching music, one that she has had since she was little. Now, Hannah loves teaching private lessons and piano classes with Bravo! and is excited to continue to grow as a teacher. In her lessons, she encourages confidence and focuses strongly on music theory and improvisation. She hopes to pass on the love and passion for music that was given to her by music teachers growing up. Hannah started teaching with Bravo! in September of 2021 and feels grateful to be a part of such a genuine, wonderful program. In her freetime, she loves to write music for all sorts of instruments and go to open mic nights in the area to perform.
Mallorie Werts is a K-8 music and band teacher here in Eagle County, and is passionate about making music and sharing it with others. Mallorie received her Bachelor of Music degree from Colorado State University, and her Masters Degree in Clarinet performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She loves living in the mountains, and when she is not teaching music, she enjoys writing, crafting, running, hiking, and spending time with her husband and dogs.
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The new name for the program is the first step in a larger plan, which includes creating equal access to programs for every child in the county by offering piano classes at each of the nine elementary schools and violin classes at four elementary schools in Eagle County School District by August 2023.
Bravo! Vail is grateful for the continued partnership and support from the ECSD.
"ECSD is excited about the planned expansion of instrumental music instruction in our elementary schools. Bravo! Vail has a proven track record of reaching out to elementary students to create a deep appreciation for the arts and inspire a new generation of musicians and patrons. We are fortunate to share in this great opportunity and look forward to another amazing season of Bravo! Vail."
~ Philip Qualman, Superintendent of Eagle County School District