Artan Zhuri

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 Northbrook Orchestras 

 

The Northbrook orchestra program is divided into three different classes:

Symphony, Philharmonic, and Camerata Orchestra. Placement is based on audition, attitude, attendance and scholarship.

 
 
 
MISSION STATEMENT
 
Goals: Our focus as orchestra team is to develop, improve and encourage a life long love of music in each member of the Northbrook Orchestra. The character goal is RESPONSIBILITY IN ACTION. Throughout the year students will be encouraged to take the initiatives, follow through on them, and take the responsibility for their completion. The musical goal is ADVANCING INDIVIDUAL TECHNIQUE as to enhance each large ensemble’s overall performance. This goal will be represented by the SCALE AND FINGER PATERNS PROJECT in the classes where students will learn 8 major and minor scales, which will address specific needs in the performers to further develop their skills as well as strongly encouraging private lessons in addition to class-time attention. Music selection and style of music we perform throughout the year class will reflect their progress as we are preparing for variety of concerts and venues. Finally it is our goal to represent Northbrook and our community in a positive manner at all times.
 

 

Contact Information

  • Phone Number 713-251-2828

About Me

Artan Zhuri was born in Korce, Albania,where he started studying Violoncello at the age of six in Tefta Tashko music school.

He graduated “with Distinction” and earned his Artist’s Certificate in cello performance from Academy of Fine Arts, Tirana, Albania.          

Mr. Zhuri has enjoyed a varied and distinguished music career. Early in his career he performed solo, orchestral, and chamber music in various countries in Europe and USA. His current position is an orchestra director as music educator in the Spring Branch ISD at Northbrook High School in Houston Texas.  Mr. Zhuri has been teaching music for 29 years in all levels elementary, middle and high school.

Mr. Zhuri lives with his wife Liliana, and his two children Ariana (12) and Andy (10).

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CLASS SCHEDULE    2017-18

Monday,                                           Tuesday, Friday                          Wednesday                     Thursday  

 7:45  -  8:25                                     7:45  -  8:40                                   7:45  -  9:20                   7:45 - 9:20

 8:30  -  9:10                                     8:45  -  9:40                                  9:25 - 11:00                    9:25 -11:00 (Advisory)

 9:15  - 9:55  (Advisory)                    9:45  - 10:40                                11:45 -  1:14                   11:35 -1:15

10:00 - 10:40                                    11:15  -12:05                                2:20 -  3:00                     1:20 - 3:00

11:35 -  12:10                                   12:10  -  1:10

12:10  - 1:10                                     1:15  -  2:05

 1:15  - 2:05                                       2:10  -  3:00

 2:10  - 3:00                                               

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Northbrook High School Orchestra Calendar of Events 2017-18

Aug 24        Orchestra parents’ meeting NHS Orchestra L-113                 6:30 PM

Sep 1          Deadline – Region Orchestra application & fee $15

Oct 7           Region Orchestra audition – Northbrook HS                              8:00 AM

Oct 28        AREA audition/All-state recording – Cypress- Lakes HS              8:30 AM

Nov 8          Region Orch. sectional/re-chair auditions Stratford HS             6:00 PM

Nov 10,11   Region Orchestra Clinic & Concert Cypress Woods HS        

Nov  30        Winter Concert auditorium       NHS                                       6:30 PM

January 27   SBISD Solo & Ensemble              LMS                                         8:00AM

Feb 2,3       UIL Solo & Ensemble Cypress Spring HS                                      8:00AM

Mar 23     Ann C. Roberts Orchestra Festival                           TBA          7:30AM- 9:00 PM

Apr 4,5   UIL Non/Varsity Orchestra Concert & Sight-Reading         TBA

Apr 19     UIL Varsity/Orchestra concert & sight-reading contest Memorial HS

May 17     Spring Concert    auditorium             NHS                                  6:30 PM

May 26      Graduation performance NHS Full Orchestra Coleman C.C.           10:00 AM

 

Tutorials

Sectionals After School

Monday         First Violin

Tuesday        Second Violin

Wednesday   Cello/Bass

Thursday      Violas

Every day morning technique development for all the students.