'Once Upon My Cheek'
'Flight of the Bumblebee'
End of Year Dances
Cello Studio of Dr. Sera Smolen
Opus Ithaca School of Music
420 N. Aurora St.
Sera Phone: 607-216-7514
This year we have 30 private lessons and 20 group classes,
starting with our 100’s Scavenger Hunt Practice Marathon.
We will have “The Baroque Harpsichord Project”; our annual Concert at Loaves and Fishes as Community Service, and our Winter Workshop.
The theme for this years composers project is: “This Beautiful Earth”.
Guest teachers will be Sally Gross from Chicago, Lizzie Lyon, Historical Musicologist, and Sally Lamb McCune, Composer.
We will end with our annual “Dances from Around the World”
Please take care dropping off players and instruments.
We think Aurora street or Tioga Street are safer than Court street for dropping off.
It is ideal to arrive at Opus Ithaca early.
Please feel free to come in the door of the studio whenever you’re here. You can make a cup of tea, have a bisquit and get comfortable
Tuition includes conversations with Dr. Sera as needed.
Readings, recordings, and articles on the web site.
Complimentary notifications for lessons and classes on google calendar. Come to come and observe lessons and/or classes any time.
I do everything I can to make up missed lessons,
but am not required to do so.
Sept 1: Day 1 of Practice Marathon 2019 Begins!
Sept 9-12 Lessons and Classes
Sept. 16-19 Lessons and Classes
Sept. 30-Oct 3: Lessons and Classes
Oct. 7-10 Lessons and Classes
Oct. 14- 17: Practice Week: Film yourself
Oct 21-24: Lessons and Classes
Oct. 28-31: Lessons only
Nov. 4-7 Lessons and Classes
November 10: Perform at Church Service
Nov 11-14: Lessons and Classes
Nov. 18-21 Lessons only
Nov 24-30 Thanksgiving Vacation
December 2-5 Lessons and Classes
December 6-8 Performance Power Workshop with Sally Gross
December 10: Concert at Loaves and Fishes
December 9-12 Lessons only
December 16-19 Lessons Only
December 20-January 5: Holiday and New Year’s Vacation
Practice Marathon Ends
“This Beautiful Earth” Composers Project 2020 Begins
Baroque Harpsichord Project Begins
January 6-9 Lessons and Classes with Lizzy Lyons
January 13-16 Lessons and Classes
January 20-23: Lessons and Classes
Composer’s Project phase 2 begins:
January 27-30: Lessons and Classes with Lizzy Lyons
January 31: Harpsichord Project Concert
Feb. 3-6: Lessons only
Feb 10-11: Lessons only
Composers Project Phase 3 begins: Write your rough draft
February 12- March 1: Dr. Sera on concert Tour in Europe
February 15-22: Winter Break
March 3-6: Lessons Only
March 9-12: Lessons and Classes
March 16-19: Lessons and Classes
Composers’ Project: Phase 4 Begins
March 23-26: Lessons only
March 30-April 2: Lessons and Classes
April 6-9 Lessons and Classes
April 11-19: Spring Break
April 20-23: Lessons and Classes
Thursday April 23: “This Beautiful Earth” Composers Concert
May 4-7: Lessons and Classes
May 11-14: Lessons and Classes
May 18-21 Lessons and Classes
May 25-28: Lessons only
June 8th: Dances from Around the World
June 8-11 Lessons only
June 12: Spring Solo Recital