This summer 2021 we are offering two in-person ensemble options to student musicians. Our traditional Chamber Music Camp, for intermediate/advanced players (including pianists), and Introduction to String Ensemble for string students who are new to playing in ensemble with more than one part. See below for more details.
CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP
For intermediate/advanced string or piano students who are strong readers, this camp will group students into trios and quartets with one student per part.
INTRODUCTION TO STRING ENSEMBLE
For students who can read music, this program will place students into groups with more than one student per part. This is designed to introduce students to the skills and experience of playing in a multi-part ensemble, while having the support of an instrumental section.
Both programs are structured as a 4-day camp with daily professional coaching and practice time. The daily schedule includes extended coaching sessions, recording and practice strategies, a short time for independent or guided practice, and other activities meant to develop the skills that are fundamental to chamber music (listening, sight-reading, communication, teamwork, etc.). Our week culminates with an outdoor, Zoom, or pre-recorded performance.
Repertoire is carefully selected to both challenge and inspire young players.
Interested students must submit the form below or speak with the Head of Chamber Music to determine eligibility.
Music will be assigned and distributed prior to the beginning of camp.
Teachers will have received the COVID vaccine and additional protocols will be followed including mask-wearing (for all participants/staff), space with open windows and air filters, limited occupancy and maintaining a 3-foot distance throughout rehearsals.
SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAMS:
Location: 218 W 72nd St
Schedule: 1-4pm, Monday-Thursday
August 23-26 INTRODUCTION TO STRING ENSEMBLE
August 30-Sept 2 CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP
Limited availability! Both programs are offered through rolling admission. Last day to register is July 23.
We’d like to learn a bit about your child’s musical background to make sure your preferred week of camp is a good fit with our enrollment! Please take a moment to submit this application form below. We’ll be back in touch to confirm your child’s participation after receiving these materials.