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Kia ora and welcome to the 44th International Viola Congress schedule! The 44th IVC was held from September 1-5, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. To view our programme online, please click here. For more information visit our website or contact IVCWgtn2017@gmail.com.
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Sunday, September 3 • 13:00 - 13:50
Student Lecture Recital: "Tracing Our Roots: A Exploration of our Lineage through viola repertoire"

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The purpose of this presentation is to share the process in which we traced our lineage though viola repertoire. We are aware, through our studies that there is not a wide representation of repertoire from culturally diverse composers. In realizing this, we sought to discover these composers for ourselves and experience their music. In sharing our findings, we hope to inspire other violists and teachers to do the same. Finding, playing, and performing repertoire parallel to one’s personal heritage not only provides a sense of ownership and pride in the music, but it acknowledges that composing is not indicative to one race, gender, or background. Composers of different backgrounds can compose quality music that is deserving of performance.

Kathryn Brown is a first year graduate student studying Viola Performance and Music Education at the Eastman School of Music. She studies viola with George Taylor. Kathryn received her degree in Music Education from Illinois State University (ISU) where she studied viola with Dr. Katherine Lewis. An advocate for access to quality music education for aspiring musicians of all backgrounds, Kathryn is a Golden Apple Scholar of Illinois. Golden Apple is a prestigious program that provides teacher candidates with scholarship in return for service in schools of need in the state of Illinois. Upon completing her studies at ISU, Kathryn taught middle and high school orchestra in Danville, IL before continuing on in her education. Kathryn currently serves as a member of the American Viola Society’s Youth Advisory Council where she works with other pre-professional viola students from around the country in order to appeal to the needs of the student members in the American Viola Society. Kathryn enjoys giving viola recitals and spending time with her family.

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Katie Brown

Masters student and violist, University of Rochester Eastman School of Music
Kathryn Brown is a first year graduate student studying Viola Performance and Music Education at the Eastman School of Music. She studies viola with George Taylor. Kathryn received her degree in Music Education from Illinois State University (ISU) where she studied viola with Dr... Read More →

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Sunday September 3, 2017 13:00 - 13:50 NZST
Laby: LB 118 Kelburn, Wellington 6012