Times: Wednesdays from February 28 – April 18, 2018, 7pm-8:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Jee Yeoun Ko
Location: NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans
Dr. Jee Yeoun Ko is an internationally acclaimed cellist and the driving force behind NOCCA’s Classical Music program. Now, she’s offering a very special class for adults who once played a stringed instrument (e.g. violin, cello, double bass), but may not have picked up their bows in a while. It’s perfect for anyone who…
…regrets quitting their childhood lessons and wants to reignite their passion for classical music.
…wants to pick up their instrument again or brush up their skills.
…wants to learn more technique and repertoire as an amateur or non-classical musician.
…would love to perform music solo or as part of a chamber ensemble, regardless of your age or level.
…wants to belong to a community of cool classical music lovers for social activities (e.g. wine and cheese parties, going to concerts together, lectures and performances by professionals, etc.).
…wants to learn more about classical music topics from professional performers and educators.
If that description fits you, join NOCCA’s chair of Classical Music, Dr. Jee Yeoun Ko, for this eight-week series of fun, informative classes!
This class is for adults 18 and older who have some experience playing stringed instruments.
A minimum number of students must enroll in this class for it to “make”. If fewer students enroll than are necessary, the class will be cancelled and full refunds will be issued. If we have to cancel the class, we’ll make every effort to notify students at least one week before the first class meeting.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Jee Yeoun Ko, a native Korean cellist, began piano at age five and won first prize at age seven in the Young Artist Competition in Seoul, Korea. She also studied a Korean traditional percussion instrument “jango” for three years before she began cello at age 13. She was accepted to Chung Ang University in Korea as the only scholarship winner for that year. She continued her studies with an M.A. after winning a scholarship as best graduate school student in the Arts, Music, Media, and Drama departments.
She went on to study at the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik in Mannheim, Germany. During her studies in Germany, she was also an active chamber musician with her international piano trio and cello ensemble. After earning Künstlerisches Aufbaustudium degree in Germany, she was recruited by a German American cellist, Babara Thiem, to study in the United States. Ko earned her doctoral degree majoring in cello performance, minoring in orchestral conducting at Louisiana State University where she was teaching as an assistant of Professor Dennis Parker. She was the Associate Principal in the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra in Lafayette.
Dr. Ko’s awards include an Honor Scholarship Award from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States of America, winner of Louisiana State University Dean’s Concerto Competition, a fellowship from Music Academy in Schloss Ort in Gmunden, Austria, and first prize at the Junior Concerto Competition in Seoul, Korea. She also was selected as a soloist with Aldo Parisot cello ensemble conducted by Aldo Parisot. Her teachers include Duk Sung Na, Jung Eun Kang, Michael Flaksman, Dennis Parker, and she worked with numerous renowned cellists such as Aldo Parisot, Stefan Geber, Leslie Parnas, Victoria Yagling, Antonio Meneses, Siegfried Palm, Eleonore Schoenfeld, and Helga Winold. Dr. Ko has a special interest in the music of her home country and in transcribing it for her instrument. In addition she worked on interpretations of music written for other instruments on the cello.
In August 2008, Dr. Ko joined the faculty of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and was appointed as chair of the Classical Instrumental department in May 2009.
WAIVER, RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
By registering for this class (“the Activity”), which is offered by The NOCCA Institute, you represent, covenant, and agree, on behalf of yourself and your heirs, assigns, and any other person claiming by, under, or through you, as follows:
1. You acknowledge that participating in the Activity involves certain risks (some of which you may not fully appreciate), and that injuries, death, property damage or other harm could occur to yourself or others. You accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages, or harm which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, including any associated travel, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA, and/or its or their departments, trustees, affiliates, employees, officers, agents, or insurers (“Released Parties”).
2. You waive all claims against any of the Released Parties for any injuries, damages, losses, or claims, whether known and unknown, which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties. You release and forever discharge the Released Parties from all such claims.
3. You agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from all losses, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees and other litigation costs and expenses) incurred by any of the Released Parties as a result of any claims or suits that you (or anyone claiming by, under, or through you) may bring against any of the Released Parties to recover any losses, liabilities, costs, damages, or expenses which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties.
4. You have carefully read and reviewed this Waiver, Release, And Hold Harmless Agreement. You understand it fully, and you execute it voluntarily by registering for the Activity.
This class is hosted by The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA’s nonprofit support and advocacy organization. Proceeds support an array of programs for NOCCA students, faculty, and the community.