C.M. Sunday - Vita
Email: cmsunday@alumni.rice.edu • Call: (806)589-8753
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• Teacher's Résumé: webpdf
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• University of North Texas, May 1992: M.M., Violin Performance/Conducting

• University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: 1987-88, Suzuki training

• Rice University, Shepherd School of Music May 1987: B.A., Violin Performance/Conducting

• Manhattan School of Music, NYC. Violin studies with Samuel Applebaum, 1968-70

Violin teachers:
Joseph Pizinger, Beatrice Pease; Wichita, Kansas
Francis Jones (Auer student), Robert McNally; Tulsa, Oklahoma
Samuel Applebaum; Manhattan School of Music
Daniel Mason (Heifetz master class student); Northern Arizona State University
Raphael Fleigel; Rice University
Ruth Johnson; Supervised Suzuki training UNC-CH
Richard Luby (Galamian student); University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Harotune Bedelian (Galamian student); University of California, Irvine
Robert Davidovici (Galamian student); University of North Texas

Master classes:
Samuel Applebaum, Franco Autori (Toscanini student), Stuart Canin, Heidi Castleman, Ruben Gonzalez, Ani Kavafian, Sergiu Luca, Yo-Yo Ma, Uri Mayer, Erica Morini, Itzhak Perlman, Ruggerio Ricci, Benjamin Zander, Pinchas Zukerman.

Samuel Jones (Rice)
Tonu Kalam, Susan Klebanow (UNC-CH)

Ellsworth Milburn (Rice)
Paul Cooper (Rice)
Mary Jeanne van Appledorn (Texas Tech)

Teaching Assistantship, UC Irvine
Public School: Tulsa, Dallas, Austin, Memphis
Contest adjudication: Tulsa, Memphis
Rhodes College (instructor, chamber music coach)
Private Studio Teacher

Ensemble playing:
Student Orchestras: Midwestern Music and Art Camp, Friends University, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa University, Manhattan School of Music, NAU, Arizona State, Rice, UNC-CH, UC Irvine
Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, Ballet and Opera Orchestras, Flagstaff Symphony, Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Opera
Grand Tetons Orchestral Seminar
Baytown, Irving, Galveston, Lubbock Symphonies
Memphis Opera
Charleston Symphony
AFM Memberships: Austin, Houston, Memphis, Tulsa
Freelance string player, conductor

Guide to Teaching and Playing the Violin: Easy reference guide to violin and viola pedagogy and performance for teachers, students and parents. Paperback – September 9, 2011; Kindle Ebook

Connie's Violin Page: Internet resources for string players, teachers, parents and students. Paperback – August 14, 2009

Love Letters to Marie: A World War II Correspondence: Transcription of letters my father wrote to my mother during his experiences as a navigator and bombardier on the B-26 Marauders during World War II. Paperback – August 7, 2011; Kindle Ebook

Violin/Viola Stuff: Things to Help you Get Started, Studying, Teaching and Playing the Violin and Viola. Paperback – August 18, 2013

Editor: Reflexions, an online magazine for string players.

Objections: Suzuki, C.M. Sunday 08/11/15 New!
Why We Play, C.M. Sunday 03/08/15
How to manage a private lesson studio, C.M. Sunday 03/05/15
Interview: Lionel Frederick Menuhin Rolfe, Lionel Menuhin Rolfe and C.M. Sunday 12/27/14
Developing Your Private Music Studio, C.M. Sunday 12/24/14
Portraits of Anomaly: Nannerl Mozart, Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, C.M. Sunday 11/29/14 (archived)
Really Extraordinary, Beautiful Pieces for Children – Ensemble Playing Development by Heather Figi, Review by: C.M. Sunday 11/09/14 (archived)
Suzuki Controversy, C.M. Sunday 11/02/14 (archived)
John Holt - Never Too Late: My Musical Life Story, C.M. Sunday 10/21/14 (archived)
Nicolas Laoureux, A Practical Method for Violin, C.M. Sunday 10/5/14 (archived)
Non-Traditional String Sound Resources (from Penderecki's, Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima) , C.M. Sunday 9/21/14 (archived)
Free Handouts and pdf Files for String Teachers & Students, C.M. Sunday 9/21/14 (archived)
Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Puts the Violin in the Spotlight for the 2014-15 Year, Dr. Penny Thompson Kruse 9/10/14 (archived)
Am I Tone Deaf?, Emily Williams 9/9/14 (archived)
Blog post: Bach Works, C.M. Sunday 9/6/14 (archived)
Blog post: How long does it take to get good at the violin?, C.M. Sunday 8/4/14 (archived)
Michael Rabin, America's Virtuoso Violinist, C.M. Sunday 8/1/14 (archived)
Toby Appel's Guide to the Orchestra, Toby Appel 6/25/14 (archived)
Ivan Galamian (1903-1981), C.M. Sunday 6/24/14 (archived)
John Cage and Merce Cunningham (1942-1992), C.M. Sunday 6/22/14 (archived)
Book Review: Heifetz as I Knew Him, C.M. Sunday 6/18/14 (archived)
Common String Articulations, C.M. Sunday 6/16/14 (archived)
Violin/Viola, Piano: 3 octave fingerings, C.M. Sunday 6/15/14 (archived)
Early History of the Violin (1520-1650), C.M. Sunday 6/12/14 (archived)
Book Review: Education and Ecstasy: The Suppression of Genius and Sensibility in the Public Schools, C.M. Sunday 6/12/14 (archived)
Elitism versus Popularism in Music Education, C.M. Sunday 6/11/14 (archived)
Three Essays by Scott Slapin 6/7/14 (archived): The Paganini Caprices on Viola • Bach's Violin Sonatas and Partitas on the Viola • Shoulder Rests: To Use or Not To Use
Two Essays on the Development of Student Orchestras, C.M. Sunday 6/7/14 (archived): Orchestra Etiquette and Protocol • Orchestra Discipline
Beginning Strings: A Better Start, Emily Williams 6/5/14 (archived)
Cultural Conflict in Venezuela—Music for Youth Orchestra, Efraín Amaya 6/5/14 (archived)
The Uncommon Friendship between Willa Cather and Yalta Menuhin, Lionel Menuhin Rolfe 6/4/14 (archived)
Beyond the Dots: Teaching Visually Impaired Students, C.M. Sunday 6/3/14 (archived)
Discussion: Careers in Music, Steve Ledbetter & Steven Schaffner 6/2/14 (archived)

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