Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project: Interview with Christopher Jantzen and Nicholas Jantzen
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Christopher Jantzen graduated from Redeemer Lutheran School in June 2003, at the completion of eighth grade. He began his violin study in the Wayzata elementary string program as a kindergartner at Redeemer and continued until the beginning of fourth grade in 1998, when non-public students were suddenly denied access to the public string program. After most of that school year without string instruction he and his brother Nic were able to join the studio of Steve Stenson at the end of the school year. Chris, Nic and their mother Janis Beavers often played with a group called Joysound for contemporary church worship services and Chris had begun playing in a church youth band. Chris played with Allegro Sinfonia Youth Orchestra the first half of eighth grade and with the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies the last half of eighth grade. His passions were drawing faces and playing goalie in competitive soccer. At the time of the interview he was a freshman at Wayzata High School taking freshman orchestra class. Nicholas Jantzen, a sixth grader at Redeemer Lutheran School, began his cello study in the Wayzata elementary string program as a kindergartner, studying the first year with Kim Iverson and as a first grader with Lynne Weber. Nic played in Allegro Sinfonia Youth Orchestra in fifth grade and also participated in competitive soccer and basketball. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Christopher remembers his participation with the Touring Strings, their trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and participation in the Wayzata elementary strings program. Nick talks about cello performance and his current piece.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
7 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:01:27 running time
Creation Interviewer: Weber, Lynne
Interviewee: Jantzen, Christopher
Interviewee: Jantzen, Nicholas
Made in Plymouth, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Plymouth, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 06/06/2001
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 109
Accession Number AV2007.12.20
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project'

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