Announcing “Residency Weekend 2007”

Wednesday evening, March 28 through Sunday morning, April 1, 2007

We will be joined by three current seniors in high school who have each studied violin at the Betty Haag Academy since the age of three. All attend public or private schools in the Chicago suburbs, are actively involved in their communities and other extracurricular activities, and are top students academically. They have each traveled internationally on multiple concert tours with the Magical Strings of Youth and all currently study with Mrs. Haag.

The goals for our Residency Weekend will be to INSPIRE parents with the well-rounded accomplishments and social skills of these young people, and to give you the chance to hear their stories firsthand. We also hope to MOTIVATE students with our mini-recital of advanced repertoire, showing them what is possible in the years to come. For our guests, it is an opportunity for them to visit Stanford University, explore some of the Bay Area’s offerings, and to share the gift of their lifelong music training with our young students.

Patrick, Alex, and Jessica will have an action-packed itinerary while visiting us! Here are some of the things we have planned:

  • Shadowing Dr. Chu during some lessons on Thursday
  • Touring Stanford University
  • Friday morning “career shadowing” opportunities at local companies
  • Lunch at Google
  • Private mini-recital on Friday, March 30, 5:00PM for students and families of The Music Within Us program by Dr. Chu, Mr. Mah, Jessica, Patrick, and Alex – featuring some of our favorites from the violin repertoire (and solos?)
  • Participating in repertoire class on Saturday, March 31, including “talk-show style” Q&A with parents after repertoire class
  • Sightseeing excursion in the Bay Area on Saturday afternoon

This event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of three families in our program, who are providing airfares, accommodations for our guests, and the private concert venue.

Here are some other ways to get involved and help support this special event:

  • Help organize a reception after repertoire class on Saturday for all families
  • Arrange a special tour of your company or provide a career “shadowing” opportunity on Friday morning
  • Donate tickets to a professional or college sporting event on Saturday evening
  • Provide introductions to Stanford faculty, coaches, alumni, or current students
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