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Instruments: Violin, Viola, Music
Styles: Classical

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Serena H In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Violin, Viola, Music
Styles: Classical

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Ages Taught: 5-70
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
Bachelor Degree: Cleveland Institute of Music, other: Conservatoire de Paris, Master Degree: The Juilliard School (current student)
Awards:

New Albany Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition — Third Prize (2019)

Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition — Semi-Finalist (2017)

American Viola Society Solo Competition — Finalist (2016)

National YoungArts Foundation — YoungArts Winner (2015)

WDAV’s Young Chamber Musicians Competition Senior Division — Finalist (2018)

Overview:
Violist Serena H.is currently pursuing a master’s degree at The Juilliard School. She has also studied at The Cleveland Institute of Music and at the Paris Conservatoire. Serena has also studied at the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, England. She is a prizewinner of various competitions, including YoungArts, the Ohio Viola Society Competition, Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, and the OSTA Chamber Music Competition. Additionally, she has competed at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, was a finalist at the American Viola Society Competition, and semi-finalist of the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition in England. She has performed at venues both in the United States and abroad, including Severance Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wiener Konzerthaus, Château de Fontainebleau, Southern Theatre, among others. She has appeared on Cleveland’s WRUW, North Carolina’s WDAV, and NPR’s “From the Top.” She has performed in master classes for Roberto Díaz, Barbara Westphal, Bruno Pasquier, François Salque, Quatuor Ébène, Lars Anders Tomter, among others.

An avid chamber musician, Serena has participated in the Intensive Quartet Seminar at CIM, and has attended the McGill International String Quartet Academy, studying with the Alban Berg and Borodin Quartet. As a member of The Belka Quartet, she served as the CIM Apprentice Quartet, holding a Young Artist Residency with the Cleveland Chamber Music Society for the 2017-18 season. Serena has also served as Principal Violist of the CIM Orchestra and was featured on a Chamber Music Series Faculty Concert. As an avid chamber musician, she has attended various fellowship and intensive programs, including Kneisel Hall Chamber Music, Fontainebleau School, the Summer Music Institute Young Artists Program, Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute, Heifetz International Music Institute, and Bowdoin International Music Festival. Besides performing and teaching, Serena loves to read and cook.

EXPERIENCE
• Assistant Instructor —Viola — Cleveland Institute of Music (2018-2019) • Chamber Music Instructor — Cleveland Institute of Music (2018) • Chamber Music Instructor — Chamber Music Connections (2018-2019 • Young Artist in Residency at the Cleveland Chamber Music Society : Community Engagement at local High Schools in Cleveland, Ohio—string quartet educational program (2018) • Private Instructor — Violin — Ohio (2010-2011) I have taught students of varying levels, from beginner to advanced. I am an avid chamber musician and can aid in chamber music repertoire. Additionally, I can work on orchestra repertoire and solo works with students.
METHODS USED
-repertoire lists -scales -etudes -technique exercises -practice logs -individualized weekly lesson plans --Music Intensive Programs I have attended have influenced my teaching methods. Festivals Attended: • Karen Tuttle Viola Workshop • Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival • Centrum — Port Townsend Chamber Music Workshop Quartet Fellowship • Ecoles D’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau • McGill International String Quartet Academy • Heifetz International Music Institute • National Arts Centre Summer Music Institute Senior Division
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I enjoy creating educational curriculum that allow for a collaboration between music, language, history, and more. As an aspiring pedagogue, younger generations and newcomers to classical music have been a substantial source of inspiration for me, and I hope to be the same for them as well. Education • The Juilliard School — Master of Music in Viola Performance (2019-present) • Cleveland Institute of Music — Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance • Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris — Study Abroad ---My mentors have influenced my teaching style. I adhere to the needs of each student and their individual learning styles.
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