Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project: Interview with Angelique Gaudette and Danielle Gaudette
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Angelique is a 1997 graduate of Wayzata High School and completed her studies in music at Lawrence University in 2001. She started her study of violin as a first grader in the Wayzata Public Schools, changing to viola in junior high school. Angie was a member of Touring Strings for one year, an active participant in the orchestra program throughout high school, a member of The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies and All-State Orchestra. She participated in the family quartet, which frequently performed for social events. Angie is a very experienced studio teacher, and maintained a sizeable violin class within the K-12 Academy at Lawrence. Shortly before this interview she had studied in Spain for five months, taking courses taught in Spanish while learning the language. Angie planned to complete her Master's degree in viola at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2004, where she was also working as a free-lance musician and teacher. From a very young age Danielle attended the lessons of her siblings in the company of her mother. Because of her very early exposure Helen Loing permitted Dani to start viola study through the Wayzata program before she entered kindergarten. Dani has continued string study since her early start, and is still a part of the Wayzata public school orchestra program. In addition, she has participated in Touring Strings, The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, and All-State Orchestra, where she was planning to sit as principal violist in 2004. She had tutored a number of students within the Wayzata district in viola and was a member of the family quartet. At the time of this writing Dani was preparing to participate in the Iowa Honors Orchestra. In addition to her very full schedule of music activities, she loved to play soccer. Dani's career goals were twofold - music and forensic pathology - but as a senior in high school, her greatest interest was in the area of viola performance. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Angie and Dani remember the mass concerts, the touring strings performances and the trips they have taken with Wayzata string groups. They discuss practicing briefly and the opportunities, such as Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, that have come about as a result of their string training through the Wayzata public schools. Angie draws upon her substantial experience as a string teacher, talks about her studies at Lawrence University and impending graduate studies, while Dani discusses her interest in soccer and her career aspirations. They discuss the advantages of string education and specifically, the advantages connected with the early start. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Jeanie Gaudette, mother of Angie and Dani, is in the room and occasionally can be heard supplying information.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
13 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:31:25 running time
Creation Interviewer: Weber, Lynne
Interviewee: Gaudette, Angelique
Interviewee: Gaudette, Danielle
Made in Plymouth, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Plymouth, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 01/04/2001
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 109
Accession Number AV2007.12.8
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project'

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