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December, 21, 2017
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM


Meeting Room W180


Karl Reinarz

Karl Reinarz

"Counting with Clint"

Clinic Synopsis:

Subdividing is more than math and accuracy. All instrumentalists learn to guide and 'grade' or apportion the crescendo/diminuendo and accelerando/ritardando aspects in the selection. String players must additionally account for the bow arm challenges. Bowed subdividing teaches the string player to account for bow speed, weight and contact points, any of which, aid or hinder the expressive aspects.

Karl Reinarz - Biographical Information

Karl Reinarz just retired after 37 years of teaching with the last fourteen years as co orchestra director at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, and was privileged to be a part of its music department, a Recipient School of Twelve GRAMMY Signature Awards since 1999. The Las Vegas Academy Strings performed at the 2003 Midwest Clinic, the 2005 ASTA, the 2006 MENC and the current Philharmonic performed at the Orchestra America Festival in 2007, the ASTA 2008, the New York Philharmonic’s Avery Fisher Hall in 2009, the 2009 Midwest Clinic with 12 members also performing as a chamber music ensemble, as winner of the 2012 Heritage Gold Festival, the 2014 Midwest Clinic and in Barcelona and the Sala Mozart in Zaragoza, Spain in 2016. Karl was selected Nevada ASTA Orchestra Teacher of the Year 2006 and in 2011, received the Nevada ASTA Steve Maytan ‘Service to Music Education Award’. Karl is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in music education, violin, and a double masters in viola and strings with High Distinction. He has taught in the South Bend, Indiana schools, the Punahou School in Hawaii and led the Las Vegas Youth Philharmonic from 1989-2006. Of several commissioned works dedicated to the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras in its partnership with the City of Las Vegas, the Thomas Kennedy arrangement of "Rite of Spring", published in 2000 by Southern Music, was a particularly exciting collaboration. Karl is a violist with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and from 1975-2008 was on the string faculty of the Indiana University High School Summer Music Clinic. He is a member of NAfME, ASTA, NMEA, and the AFM 369.