Zack Kline has been described as "burning new talent" by Darol Anger and "versatile violin ace" by the Minneapolis City Pages. A composer as well as performer, his style ranges from lyrical to minimalist, abstract to humorous, using classical and folk traditions as inspiration. Zack performs frequently with his lively chamber/fiddle group, The Orange Mighty Trio, as well as with various other groups and projects. Violin students may take private lessons in South Minneapolis and may also attend summer fiddle camps, including Zack's own Chamber Fiddle Camp.
Teaching at Young Fiddler's Association
Fiddles on Fire
August 8, 11:00-1:00
Orange Mighty Trio
Mill City Farmer's Market
August 9 (set time TBA)
MN Irish Fair
St. Paul, MN
/// NEWS UPDATES ///ANOTHER YEAR OF CHAMBER FIDDLE CAMP COME AND GONE
Thanks to everyone who attended this year's camp! It was a fun week, full of new arrangements I had newly created for this year. I wanted to share one of them here, in fact. In this arrangement of Lion Sleeps Tonight, students had the option to choose any of the parts in each section. To view it, download the Sibelius "Scorch" plugin here and then click here and wait for it to load, and then, finally, you can see and hear scrolling playback of the sheet music. The sounds are sort of comically cheesey, so be prepared. And, the Scorch plugin is not currently supported by Chrome, it seems. Note, also that on an older Mac such as mine, the notes on the pages may take 30 seconds to load, so give it plenty of time. Lastly, if you are a strings teacher and could make use of the arrangement, send me a message!CELTIC WORKSHOP WITH MIKE AND HANNEKE
I thought fiddle students far and wide might like to know that the excellent cellist and fiddler Mike Block and Hanneke Cassel will be offering a $30 day-long Celtic workshop at Celtic Junction on July 17. Laura MacKenzie and Daithi Sproule are also teaching guitar/whistle. I believe the students will be invited to perform what they learn with Mike and Hanneke at the MN Scottish Fair.LESSON TIMES AVAILABLE
I have space for new students and summer is a great time to find the time to delve into a new instrument! I offer a free sample lesson, if you'd like to get to know what I do. Please email for information about lessons and the scheduling thereof. You can also visit the teaching section here.THE OPENING OF METROPOLIS
Whenever I can, I love to compose for film, and this winter, as an exercise, I decided to make this score to accompany the first scenes of the classic film Metropolis. I labeled it as an Metropolis with original score and someone on YouTube said, "That's not THE original score!" I hadn't seen this since high school German class (German director) and it made me think that people have been worried about social issues the can come up with industrialization for quite awhile. There is also an evil automaton woman later in the film. It was fun to think up music that fit with the machine parts spinning that could also flow into the procession sequence, which I think is a pretty amazing bit of film. You can see the 3-and-a-half-minute clip here.