Group Violin @ MAC
Manhattan Arts Center's Group Violin classes are an introduction to violin for students ages 4-12. These group classes have a more informal approach and are designed for students who are not taking private lessons. MAC Group Violin meets weekly for 12 weeks each semester. Each level is designed as a one-year curriculum that runs September to May, but students may join in January. See more information about MAC Group Violin classes here.
Clara received a Bachelor of Music degree from Fort Hays State University in 2020. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Arts Leadership and Management through Wichita State University.
Clara’s orchestral engagements have included the Great Bend Community Orchestra, Hays Symphony Orchestra, Fort Hays State University Sinfonietta, Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra, and Salina Symphony Orchestra. Some of Clara's other past musical engagements include Western Kansas Orchestra Festival, UMKC Honor Orchestra Festival, Regional and State Music Festival, KMEA Southwest District Festival, and Kansas Intercollegiate Orchestra. During her summers, Clara has attended High Plains Music Camp, Camp Allegro, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and the Brevard Music Festival. Her internship opportunities have included High Plains Music Camp, Western Kentucky University String Institute, and NAVO.
Clara gained experience in administrative work during her undergraduate career as Personnel Manager and Orchestra Librarian for the Hays Symphony. Clara is excited to expand on this knowledge by working for the Flint Hills Children’s Choir as the Administrative Director.
Ryan Keith is currently a student at Kansas State University studying Violin Performance/Pedagogy. An avid teacher and performer, Ryan joined the faculty at CSPA in the spring of 2020. A recipient of the Wichita Symphony’s Youth Talent Award and the 1st Prize at the K-State Honors Recital, Ryan enjoys working with students and helping them achieve their full musical potential. Serving as the concertmaster of the K-State Symphony Orchestra and the 1st violinist of the Inventa String Quartet, Ryan’s performance experience is vast and varied. Ryan has participated in many orchestras, including the Wichita Youth Symphony and the Kansas All-State Orchestra. He has also participated in summer festivals, such as the Violin Intensive and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival.