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December 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm



A Day For Cellists, presented by ASTA-AZ and TEMPE HIGH SCHOOL


  • 8:00 a.m. – Check-­in Auditorium main lobby
  • 8:30 a.m. – Classes begin
  • 1:30-­2:30 p.m. – Concert for all participants (free and open to public)
  • 2:30-­4:00 p.m. – Optional high school level Regional/All-State Audition Excerpts workshop

Classes for cello students from elementary through high school will be taught by some of Arizona’s finest and most experienced university, public school and studio cello teachers. Some of the highlights of the day include:

Beginning to Advanced Classes: Classes are structured for all ages and playing levels, from Beginner (Level 1) through Advanced (Level 5). See Class Levels* for descriptions of each level. Music and other materials will be provided in the classes. Thomas Landschoot, Cello Professor at ASU, will teach level 4 and 5 students. Students in Levels 4 & 5 are encouraged to bring solos and other music they are working on.

Lunch will be provided to all registrants.

Concert Performance: All cellists will be learning cello ensemble music in their respective classes and will perform them onstage in a free concert before an audience of family and friends. Thomas Landschoot and ASU cellists will also perform on this concert.

Regional/All­-State Excerpts Workshop available: This workshop for interested high school students will be held from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. and will cover the orchestral excerpts for this year’s auditions.

Cellobration T­-Shirts available through pre-order sale/registration only.

Teachers: Certification Verification will be available for any teacher who attends any of the classes. Pre­registration is recommended; there is no registration charge for teachers.

Parents: Parents are welcome to observe the class their young cellist is attending. Students must bring: cello and bow, rosin, endpin anchor and two pencils

Questions? Contact Mrs. Simiz @ 602.989.2627 or cellobrationaz@gmail.com

*Class Levels (levels 2-5 are based on cellists ability to sight-read at described level)

Using the descriptions below, consult with your teacher to determine your performance level. Participants will be divided into five levels.

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 understanding of 1st position, with extensions on all strings. Must read music.

Level 3: Cellists with a firm understanding of the notes in half through 4th positions (with extensions). Play in keys through 3-sharps and 2-flats.

Level 4: Cellists with a firm understanding of half through 7th positions (thumb position). Play in keys through 4-sharps and 4-flats. Knows tenor clef. Uses vibrato.

Level 5: Advanced Cellists are able to perform Level 4 requirements, as well as perform in treble clef



December 2, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Tempe High School
1730 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281 United States
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