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String players will have the opportunity to participate in daily masterclasses of solo literature, etudes/technical studies, orchestral excerpts, and chamber music repertoire.  Topics discussed in the masterclasses may include:


Tone production

Technical facility 

Physical health and playing

Musical interpretation

Practice habits

Pedagogical issues for teachers

Orchestral excerpts for auditions


Participants will have the opportunity to perform solo and chamber music literature in public recitals if desired.  



Kyle Szabo

Kyle Szabo

Conductor and violinist Kyle Szabo serves as Director of Orchestral Activities and Head of String Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Bower School of Music in Fort Myers, Florida.  There, he conducts the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. Under Szabo’s direction, the strings and orchestra programs have grown to be one of Florida’s finest, touring regionally and partnering with major music festivals such as the Sanibel Music Festival.


Szabo appears frequently as a guest conductor with professional orchestras in the US and abroad, as well as with student honors and all-state orchestras.  As a violinist, Szabo continues to perform as a recitalist and chamber musician in the United States and abroad. He maintains a studio of violin students at Florida Gulf Coast University, and adjudicates for numerous competitions.  Szabo has degrees in violin performance from Rutgers University and the Peabody conservatory, and a doctorate in musical arts from James Madison University in conducting.

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