Tag: Melissa Kraut

Cellobration! moves to the porch for final concert July 24

Dr. Melissa Kraut and student cellist Bella Lorenzo-Giguere discuss the culminating event of The Sitka International Cello Seminar -- Cellobration! The month-long seminar brings top students from around the country to live and play in Sitka. The final concert will be performed on the porch of the Miner Music Center at Stevenson Hall, 6 p.m. Saturday, July 24. The concert is free, but please dress for the weather. Read More

A culmination of joy and inspiration, ‘Cellobration’ set for July 21

Dr. Melissa Kraut is the education director of the Sitka International Cello Seminar, and Sarah Miller is a student. Now in it's fifth year, the seminar attracts students from around the country interested in three weeks of intense study in a supportive environment. Students will perform 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Ludwig's Wine Bar. The final concert of the seminar, "Cellobration," will be 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Read More

Can a cellist change the world?

Dr. Melissa Kraut, founder and Educational Director of the Sitka International Cello Seminar, talks with Elizabeth Cook, a participant. They discuss the history, the inspiration, and how the seminar can offer perspective on the craft. Read More

Cello-brate good times, c’mon!

Zuill Bailey, the Artistic Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, was joined by Dr. Melissa Kraut, a co-founder of the Sitka Cello Seminar. In its second year, the seminar brings together promising cello students and instructors for 13 days of intensive cello study. Benjamin Francisco, one of the eight students participating in the seminar, talks about a day in the life and combining a love for the outdoors with music. Downloadable audio. Read More
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