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Elaris Duo to host 2018 inaugural Elaris Summer String Academy on Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus

Two Georgia Southern University faculty members will lead the inaugural Elaris Summer String Academy, an intensive training in chamber music for string players, June 1–5, at the Armstrong Campus in Savannah.

The Elaris Summer String Academy is open to committed string players between the ages of 13 and 23 and provides them the opportunity to study with the internationally acclaimed Elaris Duo and other world-renowned faculty. The academy will include intensive training in chamber music, collaborative music making, private instructions, coachings, master classes, workshops and a chamber orchestra experience that will culminate in a chamber orchestra concert on June 5 to showcase the accomplishments of the participants. Concerts available throughout the five day academy also include the Elaris Duo Informance on June 1 and the Student Chamber group recital on June 4. All concerts are free and open to the public. Donations will also be accepted.

“Chamber music is the most wonderful form of collaboration and communication,” said Associate Professor and one half of the Elaris Duo, Steven Elisha, DMA. “In the spirit of the newly consolidated Georgia Southern University, the Elaris Summer String Academy is a great representation of this union and coming together while celebrating one of the most favorite art forms. We are incorporating the highest level of instructions with fun music making for a wide-ranged age group.”

As the Elaris Duo, Larisa Elisha, DMA, and Steven Elisha have captivated audiences around the world including the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy, National Taiwan University of the Arts, the Bergen International Festival and other noted national and international festivals, venues and performing series.

Those who are interested in the Elaris Summer String Academy can find out more information onhow to audition and register on the academy’s website,

For more information on scholarships and private lessons contact Steven Elisha at and for additional information from the Division of Continuing Education, please contact Liz Pickard at or by phone at 912-478-6053.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 142 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit


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