Meet the Professor
A free college fair for violinist
Hosted by Dr. Pasha Sabouri, author of Upbeat.
Hear from world-class professors on what to expect in their studio, best practices for virtual auditions, advice on music careers, and much more!
Guest professors include Naoko Tanaka, Won-Bin Yim, Robert McDuffie, Paul Kantor, Jinjoo Cho, Danielle Belen, Simon James, Sibbi Bernhardson, Alexander Kerr, Stephen Miahky, Vadim Gluzman, and Brian Lewis.
Save Your Spot - Register to Attend
A virtual event on October 10, 2020
I hate to see you go, but I love the future that's waiting for you!
Every year I watch the seniors in my studio graduate and head off for college. It's a bitter-sweet time - we've spent years working together and getting to know one another, but their departure means that all the hard work has paid off.
This year, in the midst of a pandemic, things are a little different. Lessons, auditions, and the college experience is all different. To help my students, I wanted to ask college violin professors how I can best prepare my students as we all face these challenges.
I'm inviting you to join me as I get the inside information from professors from 12 universities and conservatories from across the country on how to best prepare for college auditions in 2020.
This is a free event happening on October 10, 2020. It's free, but you have to register to attend - so find a registration form on this page and I'll see you there!
Meet These Brilliant Professors!
I brought together a group of world-class professors to share with you what it takes to have a successful audition in 2020.
The Juilliard School
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
McDuffie Center for Strings / Mercer University
University of Michigan
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Oberlin College & Conservatory
University of Texas at Austin
The Event Is FREE - but you must REGISTER to attend!
October 10, 2020
Need a Step-by-Step Guide to Navigate the College Process?
I wrote a book about that! Upbeat is a practical guide for helping students and parents navigate the college process for majoring in music.
My parents were amazing and supportive of my dreams - but none of us knew anything about navigating the music school process. This is the book I wish we had when I was going through the college audition process.
PRAISE FOR UPBEAT:
“Head in the clouds? Feet on the ground? Why not contemplate both? This is exactly what Pasha Sabouri advocates compellingly in this highly readable book. From his vantage point as a successful educator, performer and entrepreneur, and his interactions with hundreds of aspiring artists, Dr. Sabouri encourages the thought process that will lead to both a fulfilling life in the arts and a successful career. Full of optimism and practical advice, this should be required reading for every young person choosing this path.”
- Paul Kantor, Rice University
“Violinist Pasha Sabouri is one of the most dedicated, thoughtful and caring teachers I have ever met. It has been a privilege to witness the transformations and the impact he has made for his students. To be near his passion and energy is an emotionally and intellectually moving experience, and I hope all the readers can feel Pasha’s positive presence that provokes, challenges, and changes the way we think about careers in music.”
- Jinjoo Cho, McGill University