Lake City String Academy - July 27 - August 3

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Lake City String Academy is an international weeklong intensive course for collegiate level classical violinists located in beautiful Lake City, Colorado. Seven students from around the world will study with Annie Chalex Boyle, professor at Texas Tech University. The course includes lessons, rehearsals, and outreach concerts and culminates in a performance featuring each violinist on Saturday evening.

Violinist Annie Chalex Boyle
Violinist Annie Chalex BoyleDirector
Violinist Annie Chalex Boyle is the Director of the Lake City String Academy, now in its third season. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Violin at Texas Tech University. She is internationally recognized as a chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. Her playing has been hailed by critics as “brilliant” (Kalamazoo Gazette) and “eloquent andpoignant” (The San Antonio Express Journal). As a soloist, Ms. Chalex Boyle has performed solo recitals and concerti throughout North and South America. She has performed internationally as a member of the Harrington String Quartet and has been heard on NPR’s “Performance Today” with various chamber music ensembles and chamber orchestras. After graduating from the Juilliard School in New York, she taught violin at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, West Texas A&M University, and was an Instructor with the Amarillo College Suzuki Program.
Rick Rowley
Rick RowleyPianist
Rick Rowley’s musical life is characterized by variety. Early this year he performed MacDowell’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Peter Bay and the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” with the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor, Marcelo Lehninger. Mr. Rowley has made several recordings of solo piano repertoire, chamber music and art songs. His second CD with flutist, Marianne Gedigian, was one of the first recordings issued on the UT Longhorn label. Mr. Rowley is on the faculty of the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas. He coaches singers and works with collaborative pianists and has taught classes in German, French and American art song, singing and acting for musical theater and a history of musical theater on Broadway. He is heard frequently on broadcasts of live performances from the BSOM and his solo piano performances have earned him the Austin Critics’ Table award for Instrumentalist of the Year and 10 Best Performances of Music and Dance by the Austin Chronicle.
John Boyle
John Boyle
John Boyle is an Instructor of Theory and Composition in the School of Music at Texas Tech University. Dr. Boyle taught for twenty years at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, where he also served as the Coordinator of Composition and Theory. In the last decade, Boyle has been a program annotator for Lake City Arts, Chamber Music Amarillo, and the Quartz Mountain Music Festival. He has also served as concert speaker/lecturer for CMA and QMMF. As composer, his music has been performed at the International Electronic Music Plus Festival, the Bowling Green State University New Music Festival, the North American Saxophone Alliance Region V Convention, and the Virginia College Band Directors Symposium XI. He has written commissioned music for the Diocese of Gaylord, Quartet-a-Tete, cellist Jeffrey Lastrapes, and saxophonist Kevin Heidbreder. In 2003, one of his composition students was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. As a result, the US Department of Education named him a Distinguished Teacher and he received his commemorative plaque from First Lady Laura Bush.