Riverside Arts Academy offers master classes and scholarships – Press Enterprise

Riverside Arts Academy offers a series of masterclasses for music students, taught by professional musicians.

The next master class, for string instrumentalists, will be from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at the Cesar Chavez Community Center, 2060 University Ave., Riverside. Myroslava Khomik, violinist from Ukraine, will teach the course, which is open to all interested music students.

Khomik has won international competitions and awards, including Romania’s Remember Enescu Competition and Ukraine’s New Names, and has performed at concerts and festivals in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia, according to a press release.

She was also named New Artist 2018 by the Association of Classical Music Critics of Argentina after her debut in Buenos Aires with the Orquesta de Cámara del Congreso de la Nación.

Khomik received a performance degree from the Lviv Krushelnytska School of Music in Ukraine and a doctorate in musical arts from UCLA. She is a faculty member as a violin and chamber music teaching artist at the University of Biola and the Montecito International Music Festival.

The series of masterclasses continues with clarinetist Jonathan Sacdalan teaching a woodwinds class from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday May 7 and violist Karen Elaine teaching a strings class from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday May 14 may. Both classes are at the Cesar Chavez Community Center in Riverside.

For class information, call 951-266-5540 or email info@riversideartsacademy.com.

Riverside Arts Academy is also offering a $1,000 scholarship available to current or former Riverside Arts Academy students graduating from high school in the Riverside or Alvord Unified School Districts.

For more details and to apply for the scholarship, go to riversideartsacademy.com. The application deadline is May 1.

Riverside Arts Academy is a non-profit, arts-based youth development program that partners with the Riverside and Alvord Unified School Districts.

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