On February 28, 2006, The Merling Trio from Western Michigan University came to campus for a performance. We managed to work out a piano masterclass as well as a "writing for Strings" class that violinist, Renata Artman Knific, and cellist Bruce Uchimura presented especially for us. We all wrote short experimental works for solo strings or violin and cello and had Bruce and Renata try them out. We learned a lot in regard to how our compositional ideas fit on string instruments.

Their concert that night was exceptional! A really great group that we hope will come back again very soon.

For more about the Merling Trio, please see their webpage.

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