Spring Suzuki Workshop at the Windermere United Methodist Church in East Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 03/23/2007 - 11:22.

A Spring Suzuki Workshop will be held at the Windermere United Methodist Church on Euclid Avenue, from April 9 - 13th, in East Cleveland. Our guest faculty will be Arvilla Rovit.

  Arvilla Rovit has Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School where she studied with Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory and Hsin-yun Huang.  A graduate of the internationally acclaimed School for Strings Teacher Training Program (New York), a two-year apprentice program in Suzuki Pedagogy, and having attended numerous Teacher Training Workshops, Ms. Rovit is Suzuki Teacher Certified to teach violin and viola.  Her Suzuki viola teachers have included William Preucil, Sr., and Betsy Stuen-Walker.  Upon graduating from Juilliard Arvilla was awarded a Special Award for Achievement by Drs. Marilyn Pearl and Norman Roland.

Ms. Rovit was a founder of the Norman (OK) School for Strings, a member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and a performer with the Brightmusic Chamber Music Series before moving to Tuscaloosa, where she performs in the  Tuscaloosa and Alabama Symphonies, among others. 


In Cleveland, Ms. Rovit was principal violist of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra during the 4 years she spent in the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Teaching experience:
NY - taught at the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts Suzuki Program and taught group string classes in two public elementary schools. 
AL - group violin classes at Stillman Heights Elementary as part of the 21st Century Grant After-School Program
Adjunct Professor of High Strings at the University of North Alabama
Oklahoma City Philharmonic Outreach Performances at local public schools
Suzuki Summer Institutes - Brooklyn College 2004 & 2005, School for Strings 2006  This summer Ms. Rovit will teach at the School for Strings Summer Institute, Brooklyn Conservatory Summer Institute and Norman School for Strings Summer Institute.  
Arvilla has maintained a private studio of violin and viola students since 1999. 

Performances include:
2006 Guest Performance University of Alabama Faculty Recital (Clarke Dumka)
2006 Quartz Mountain Chamber Players (Oklahoma)
2003-2006 Brightmusic Chamber Music Series
2005 Oklahoma Viola Society Viola Day Recital (Arthur Benjamin, Viola Viola)
2005 Guest Performance with Quartet Oklahoma (Brahms GM Quintet)
2004 & 2005 Faculty Recitals at Brooklyn College Suzuki Camp
2004 OU Norton Recital Series
2004 National Composers Conference (Gottschalk, Paradigm Shift & Anderson, Burke Harley Rawls)
Young Artist Concert Series at the Aspen Music Festival, Brooklyn College Faculty Recital Series, etc..

Because of the generosity of Windermere Church, we are able to keep our costs very low.  Members of the East Cleveland Youth Orchestra can participate in the entire week for only $5 each.  Other East Cleveland students are $25. 
Full price is only $50 for the entire week.  No refunds will be available unless the student is not accepted into the program or the program is cancelled.

Each student will have small/medium group lessons, theory, and ensemble, and will have the opportunity to play in an afternoon recital.

Classes begin at 9:45 a.m., and the afternoon recital ends at approximately 3:45 p.m.  There will be a break for lunch.
While a few select students may be considered for independent participation, parent participation is expected unless acceptance for independent participation is approved in advance.

This program is designed especially for the Suzuki student, ages 7-13, who does not yet read music, is just beginning to read music, or has been reading music for less than 3 years, but all are encouraged to apply.

Registration forms will be available soon.

Call Dr. Patricia Blochowiak for more information.

Patricia Blochowiak, M.D.
Global Awareness Through the Arts (& Sciences)
1894 Farmington Road
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112-4744
(216) 229-9125