Annual Fall Workshop
Friday November 4th 2:30-5:30 pm
Saturday November 5th 9am to 3 pm, concert at 5 pm
All activities take place at
Heritage Festival Hall & Theater, 105 N 100 E Cedar City
The fall workshop is a two day musical and educational event for our students. We invite renowned clinicians from Utah and around the nation to work with our students. Classes are dynamic, engaging and fun for students of all levels.
Registration for workshop is now closed. We invite you to come and watch the concert on Saturday.
2022 Guest Clinicians
Canyon String Quartet
Sarah Arnesen is a cellist, teacher, and conductor. She has taught and coached orchestra for over ten years and is passionate about helping young musicians find and share light through music as they work hard to reach a high level of excellence. Sarah has a bachelor's degree in cello performance from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a masters degree in cello performance from the University of Utah. She taught orchestra for 7 years at Paradigm High School and currently teaches at Oquirrh Hills Middle School. She runs a Suzuki Cello Studio after school and attends the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute yearly. Sarah loves playing the cello, practices daily and enjoys playing in the Orchestra at Temple Square, Witness Music Productions, and as a studio artist. She has a YouTube channel and is currently working on her first solo album! She is also a founding member of the Canyon String Quartet.
Nichelle Bowers began playing violin at the age of 8 studying with Ruth Godfrey. While attending Olympus Junior High she made the life-changing decision to switch to the viola and she never looked back. With her discovered love of the C string she got a Bachelor’s of music in viola performance at Utah State University, where she gained a profound love of chamber music, studying with Russell Fallstad and Brad Ottesen. She then earned her Master's degree at the University of Northern Iowa with Dr. Julia Bullard, where she taught and coached at their Suzuki school. She loves performing and is a member of the Orchestra at Temple Square and the founding violist of the Canyon String Quartet, performing with them since 2016. Nichelle has a passion for sharing her love of the arts. She has taught privately since 2013, instructing all ages from 2 to 70. She loves filling her home with music and one of her favorite pastimes is playing for and singing to her favorite audience: her new baby and two miniature golden doodles.
Molly Cowley studied Violin Performance at Brigham Young University (BA Violin Performance, 2015). She attended Brevard Music Festival where she was coached by Yo Yo Ma and William Preucil. Molly currently performs with the Canyon String Quartet and the Orchestra at Temple Square. She has over twelve years of teaching experience and trained in Suzuki Book 9-10 with David Strom in 2022. Molly students have served as concertmasters and section leaders in their youth orchestras and she’s had several win the Utah Valley Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. Her favorite thing todo when teaching young children is using goofy stories to keep them engaged! When Molly is not playing or teaching violin she loves spending time with her three young girls making messes in the art room of their home.
Emily Olsen Rust is a graduate of BYU-Idaho
(BA Violin Performance, 2012). She has over fifteen years of teaching experience and
is Suzuki certified through Suzuki Book 10.
Emily performs professionally with Sinfonia
Salt Lake, the Canyon String Quartet and volunteers playing with the Orchestra at
Temple Square. She loves teaching because she knows from her own life the connection and beauty that music brings! Emily has two sons
and a daughter that keep her busy when she
isn’t teaching or performing.