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November 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Day for Cellists
Saturday, November 21, 2020


Arizona Cello Society Cello Competition

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Cyberspace: The Final Frontier – Going where Cellobration has never gone before.

Cellobration 2020: Now in your living room!

CELLOBRATION is committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment for cellists while staying connected within the community. As a result, we have decided to organize a truly unique Cellobration 2020, incorporating technology into our ever-changing world. Our teachers are researching ways to explore our passion for music and the cello in a way that is truly interactive.

Cellists of all levels are invited to join us for this Cellobration experience, which will culminate on Saturday, November 21st. This is the day when we will come together as a larger cello community to play, learn, play games, and watch performances**. Students
will work with some of Arizona’s finest and most experienced university, studio cello, and public school teachers. Come join the fun and be a part of history!

If you still want more, then consider entering the Competition! This year Cellobration is again partnering with the Arizona Cello Society Cello which is hosting a COMPETITION for cellists. Participating cellists will send their videos in for adjudication by Saturday, November 14th. Competition award winners and select performances will be presented during the Cellobration event on Saturday, November 21st. Competitors must live in Arizona and participate in Cellobration to qualify. Visit Arizona Cello Society Competition 2020 or email your questions to cellobrationaz@gmail.com (please put COMPETITION in
the subject line).

● What’s New?
○ **Virtual Performance: All cellists and their families are invited to a virtual performance which will include performances by the ASU Cello Devils, and the Arizona Cello Society winners. Our Cellobration Team is also exploring the possibility for a performance by the Cellobration Virtual Cello Orchestra!
○ Masterclass reenvisioned
○ Cellobration T-Shirts 2020: pre-order size by 10/30/20, so that you can
wear your 2020 T-shirt on Cellobration Day!

Students must have:
■ Device with internet access and webcam
■ CELLO and BOW, rosin, ENDPIN anchor, pencil, and a positive attitude!
● What’s Continuing
○ Cellobration Audition Prep Workshop!
■ Regional Excerpts & All-State Excerpts taught by Jan Simiz,
assistant principal cellist of The Phoenix Symphony
■ General Technique
○ Cellobration General Classes: A fun day of CELLO for all levels –
Beginner (Level 1) through Advanced (Level 5)*.
■ More information will be provided in advance via email so that
students can prepare.
■ ASU Professor of Cello Thomas Landschoot will teach level 4 and 5

○ Teachers: Pre-registration is recommended; there is no registration charge for teachers. Professional Development Verification will be available for any teacher who attends any of the classes.
○ Parents: Parents are welcome to observe the class of their Cellobration participant.
Saturday Schedule: TBD
*Class Levels: Guidelines are as follows:
Level I: Cellists have played for 2 years or less and play in first position only. No music reading required.
Level 2: Cellists with a firm knowledge of 1 st position, with extensions on all strings. Must read music.
Level 3: Cellists with a firm knowledge of the notes in half through 4 th positions (with extensions). Play in keys through 3-sharps and 2-flats.
Level 4: Cellists with a firm knowledge of half through 7 th positions (thumb position). Play in keys through 4-sharps and 4-flats. Know tenor clef. Use vibrato.
Level 5: Advanced Cellists are able to perform Level 4 requirements, as well as perform in treble clef

Please note: Students may be reassigned to a different level based on our teachers’ assessment to ensure that they will have the most successful experience possible.
Questions? Contact Mrs. Simiz at cellobrationaz@gmail.com or 602.989.2627



November 21, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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