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:
Physical health and playing
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.
Violinist Kyle Szabo has taught and performed across the country over the past two decades in a multitude of venues. Currently the Orchestra Director at Florida Gulf Coast University, Dr. Szabo runs the orchestra program, coordinates and teaches string chamber music, and teaches several classes. Prior to FGCU, Dr. Szabo was Director of Orchestral Activities at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, where he directed the orchestra program, taught studio violin and viola, chamber music, and a large variety of theory and history classes.
Dr. Szabo performs a variety of literature as both recitalist and chamber musician, ranging from historically informed interpretations of Baroque literature to performances of contemporary works by living composers. As a teacher, his students have gone onto prestigious undergraduate and graduate schools of music.
Dr. Szabo received his D.M.A. In Conducting, Pedagogy, and Literature from James Madison University. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in violin performance from Rutgers University and the Peabody Conservatory.