All-State/Region Clinic

Prepare for the All-State/Region at Southwestern University on September 7, 2013

This one-day clinic features warm-ups, practicing methods, technical review on passages, and overview of All-State and Region excerpts.

Receive personal instruction from this year’s clinicians:

Eri Lee Lam

Clinic Director

Eri Lee Lam, Associate Professor of Music, received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Houston, and the Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Minnesota. Her teachers included Fredell Lack, Sally O’Reilly and William Dick. She has also completed all levels of Suzuki Pedagogy under the instruction of Mark Bjork.

An extensive performer, Dr. Lam has garnered many prizes in local and international competitions, including the Pearl Amster Competition in Austin, the Austin Symphony Young Artist Competition, the San Antonio Symphony Young Artist Competition and the Wednesday Morning Music Club Competition in Austin. She has played in numerous chamber concerts and recitals throughout the U.S. and South Korea. Dr. Lam has also served as concertmaster in several orchestras and has been a soloist with the San Antonio Symphony and Austin Civic Orchestra. Dr. Lam has recorded selected works of the French composer Charles Dancla.


Jessica Gilliam-Valls

Jessica Gilliam-Valls, double bassist, studied at The Oberlin Conservatory, received a Masters of Music in Double Bass Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. She has shared the stage with a dozen orchestras including the Austin Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra, Tosca Tango Orchestra, and Orqestra da Radio e Televisao Cultura in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she held the principal bass position. She appears regularly with chamber ensembles, jazz, tango and bluegrass bands, in studio recording sessions, on film soundtracks, television and radio jingles, and popular festival stages around the world. In addition to her position at Southwestern University, she is a faculty member at The Austin Chamber Music Center, The Girl’s School of Austin, and Huston-Tillotson University. An invited performer at the 2007, 2009 and 2011 International Society of Bassists Conventions, Dr. Gilliam-Valls is a regular guest artist and clinician at the North Texas Bass Camps, the Austin Chamber Music Workshop, the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, International Brazilian Bass Meeting, and the Victoria Bach Festival.

Tim Washeska

Tim Washecka began music study in Austin, Texas, as a student of Laurie Scott. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in violin and viola performance from the University of Houston, and has performed as a member of the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, Round Top Festival Orchestra, and Houston Grand Opera Orchestra. He also has trained as a Suzuki Method string teacher with Linda Fiore at the University of Hartford. His varied teaching experience includes private teaching, applied string teaching at schools and programs in Texas and Connecticut, and faculty positions at summer institutes and workshops.




Hai Zheng

Assistant Professor of Music at Southwestern University since 1995, Ms. Zheng has appeared and recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra in London and the Amatius Orchestra in New York at Lincoln Center. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Europe, North America, and Asia; with Paul Olefsky in England; and Aldo Parisot in China. She made her European debuts at Oxford Town Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, England, and her New York City debuts at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Bargemusic, and Steinway Hall. She made her Chicago debut on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center and her Vienna debut at Boesendorfer Hall.

Ms. Zheng was awarded highest honors from the Shanghai Academy of Music and was promoted a year early to study at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with Prof. Ding-Chen Chen. Her first cello teacher was Prof. Ki-Ling Lui. Ms. Zheng came to the US in 1985 to study with world-renowned cellist Paul Olefsky at The University of Texas at Austin. She has performed in master classes of Gendron, Nothas, Parisot, and Tortelier. She also studied with Yo-Yo Ma during his concert tour in Texas. She was awarded numerous prizes, including the Shapleigh Award from the Feuermann International Cello Competition, Presidential Award from The University of Texas, Excellent Performance Award from the Tcherepnin Society, Honorary Citizen Award by the Governor of Texas, and scholarships from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.


Caldwell-Carvey Foyer
Instrument Rehearsal Hall
Choral Room

Saturday, September 7, 2013
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Introductions
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM All-Region etudes
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch 
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM All-State excerpts

All-Region $50
All-Region and All-State $75

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For questions please contact:
Dr. Eri Lee Lam
Associate Professor of Music

Please complete the application and send it with your payment to:
Dr. Eri Lee Lam
Associate Professor of Music
Southwestern University
P.O. Box 770
Georgetown, TX 78626

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Southwestern University