FMS and EHS Orchestra Classes Welcomed a Special Guest Speaker
TCNJ Orchestra Director, Professional Violinist and Professor: Uli Speth
The Fisher Middle School orchestra and Ewing High School orchestra classes had a special guest speaker via Google Meet during February and March. Mr. Uli Speth is a professional violinist, professor, and orchestra director at The College of New Jersey. Mr. Speth performed for the students and had students try new techniques with him including Martelé bow and vibrato. Mr. Speth spoke about his musical experiences which began when he was a child first playing the recorder and then violin in his home country of Germany, which brought him to New York City for college and other opportunities. Mr. Speth also spoke about the benefits of playing in orchestra in high school and beyond including how great it looks on college applications, and the social opportunities it can provide. Mr. Speth did a great job working with the students, offering words of encouragement for a challenging school year, and answering all of their questions.