Bernie Sanders, Hurricane Irene, Sonata and Summer Sonatina


Piano Roles

A couple of weeks before Summer Sonatina, an international camp for pianists between the ages of 7 and 16, was to begin, I took a look at the enrollment flow chart for the weeks that we were hosting our summer season. Camp was scheduled to run 5 weeks this past year (an upsurge of a week after reducing in 2009 to match the economic downturn) and I noticed that week 3 was looking a little thin in regard to those who were committed to attending. I wondered as Director and Owner of the camp as to what we should do.

Our student body count was down 30% for week 3 and yet weeks 1 and 2 were completely booked and weeks 4 and 5 were nearing 95% at this time in late May. Having the third week have such a considerable dip makes the contracting for faculty and staff very…

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  1. Feng Says:

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    Under direct supervision, reporting to the VP of Production, supports keyboard editors and authors in a variety of editorial functions required to produce product.


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    KNOWLEDGE OF: music concepts equivalent to that acquired through a college degree in music—emphasis in keyboard; English equivalent to that acquired through a college degree.

    ABILITY TO: be extremely detail-oriented with respect to data entry, proofreading (music and text) and other various duties; write and edit copy; understand publishing production and printing processes; organize work, maintain schedules and produce reports; multi-task; communicate well with a variety of personalities, both written and verbally; operate a computer; on occasion, lift up to 25 lbs.; possess a valid driver’s license; be proficient with Microsoft Office applications and other database-oriented programs desirable; type minimum 50 w.p.m.


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