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Feb. 21, 2001
 
VISITING MUSICIAN TO OFFER
STRING WORKSHOP, MASTER CLASSES
OSWEGO -- SUNY Oswego's music department and Artswego will present a workshop for strings at 7:30 p.m. March 12. Dr. Russell Guyver, an accomplished violist, teacher and conductor, will be the featured clinician.
Guyver will also teach both in master class settings and one on one, conduct an orchestra concert and perform during his time in Oswego from March 12 to 15.
To schedule spaces in the string ensemble or master classes or for individual viola lessons, those interested should call Juan F. La Manna, director of orchestras at SUNY Oswego, at 312-2978.
Master classes will be held at 3 p.m. March 12 and 4 p.m. March 13 in Room 101 of Lanigan Hall. The string workshop will be at 7:30 p.m. March 12 on the lower level of Hewitt Union.
Guyver will conduct a workshop with the Oswego High School Orchestra at 9 a.m. March 14 in Room 102 of Tyler Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus. He will give individual lessons from 2 to 4 p.m. March 14 and 15 in Room 4 of Tyler Hall.
Guyver will perform in recital with La Manna at 8 p.m. March 14 in Faith United Church in Oswego. He will conduct a joint concert by the SUNY Oswego College-Community Orchestra and Oswego Middle School Orchestra at 7 p.m. March 15 at Oswego High School.
As a violist, Guyver has played in many orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English National Opera, Royal Ballet and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela. He has frequently appeared as conductor, soloist and chamber musician on three continents and as guest artist at several annual music festivals in the United States.
In 1984 Guyver co-founded the String Orchestra of the Rockies, a professional chamber orchestra based in Montana. He served as the ensemble's music director for three years.
Also active as a composer, he received an Emmy Award for his score of a PBS docudrama on the life of painter Sidney Lawrence.
Guyver has taught on the faculties of the University of Montana, University of Alaska and Truman State University before his appointment in 1997 to the University of Northern Colorado.
A native of England, Guyver pursued studies at the Guildhall School of Music in London and received a doctorate of musical arts in conducting from the University of Kansas, where he studied with Brian Priestman.
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CONTACT: Juan F. La Manna, director of orchestras, 312-2978

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