A Return to the Violin

A Return to the Violin

Date and Time

Sunday, June 5, 2022 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Join GVSU alum Cameron Blake as he returns to the violin. He is playing a full classical violin recital to celebrate his healing, tell his story and share some of the music that has remained dormant in him for so long. This is his first violin concert in 15 years!

Cameron's Story:

"In 2007, I received a Master's Degree from a prestigious Conservatory on the East Coast. While in grad school, my violin playing was nearly brought to an abrupt halt by an abusive teacher. The psychological/physical connection made it nearly impossible to play the violin without significant physical tension. I chose to put it down after graduating. As a means for artistic survival, I started writing songs and paved a new path as a performing singer/songwriter.

Fast forward to November 2020 and I 'randomly' googled the name of my past teacher and learned that he had passed away just one-week prior at the age of 83. In an effort to humanize him, I sat and watched his 2 hour long online funeral due to Covid with numerous tributes from past students and family. Simultaneously, I worked closely with a therapist to come to terms with the dichotomy between my deeply embedded trauma and these incredibly laudatory tributes. This was immensely healing and I soon experienced significant physical and mental release and have begun playing the violin again with freedom and joy.

Please join me for this celebration!" 

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Date: Saturday, June 5, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9: 00 p.m. EST
Location: St. Cecilia Music Center
Cost: Free 

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