Sungrai Sohn

Violin and viola, director of chamber music, head of string program, Orchestra Projects conductor

BA, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. MFA, Sarah Lawrence College. Concert violinist distinguished for international performances in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Canada. Appeared as soloist and chamber musician with numerous orchestras and ensembles, including New York Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Laurentian String Quartet, and Amasi Trio. Recordings appear on the Sony Classics, Musical Heritage Society, Newport Classic, and Perrion Records labels. Recipient of the Artist International Award; grand prize winner of the Korean National Competition in violin and chamber music. SLC, 1980–

Undergraduate Courses 2017-2018

Music

Sight-Reading for Instrumentalists

Component

This course is open to all instrumentalists who are interested in developing techniques to improve their sight-reading skills. Groups from duets to quintets will be formed, according to level, and will meet once a week. A sight-reading “performance” will be held at the end of each semester.

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Chamber Music

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Various chamber groups—from quartets or quintets to violin and piano duos—are formed each year depending on the number and variety of qualified instrumentalists who apply. There are weekly coaching sessions. Groups will have an opportunity to perform at the end of each semester in a chamber music concert.

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Violin Masterclass

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This class meets weekly and involves both playing and discussion. Each student is required to prepare a solo piece. An accompanist will be present before and during each class to rehearse and perform with students. Each master class is organized as a series of individual lessons that address recurrent performance problems, including discussions concerning technical and musical issues (basic and advanced), as well as performance practices. All students will receive copies of the works being performed.

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Previous Courses

Orchestra Projects

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This component will be taught by Mr. Sohn in the fall and Mr. Goldray in the spring. The Sarah Lawrence College Orchestra is open to all students, as well as to members of the College and Westchester communities, by audition. It is required for all instrumentalists taking a Music Third.

In rotation over two years, students will have the opportunity to experience and participate in a broad range of musical styles from the Baroque to symphonic and contemporary repertory, including improvisation and experimental music.

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Violin Master Class

Component

Violin Master Class meets weekly and involves both playing and discussion. Each student is required to prepare a solo piece. An accompanist will be present before and during each class to rehearse and perform with students. Each master class is organized as a series of individual lessons that address recurrent performance problems, including discussions concerning technical and musical issues (basic and advanced), as well as performance practices. All students will receive copies of the works being performed.

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