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Chamber music is what defines most music genres - it's what lies at the heart of a rock band, a jazz combo, an acappella choir, hip hop group and a string quartet. While it may come in many shapes and sizes, the one consistent factor is teamwork. Chamber musicians are honing their skills include knowing when to lead, when to listen, taking responsibility for one another, constant communication and problem solving collaboratively. The CMSa2 Chamber Music Program offers intermediate to advanced level musicians a unique opportunity to study chamber music on an intense level with Ann Arbor's best teachers. (See list of classes and descriptions below.)
Students also have the opportunity to join Ann Arbor's premier chamber music festivals, the three-day Phoenix Phest or five-day Phoenix Phest Grande as part of this program. These intense and unique opportunities will further deepen students' understanding and ultimately joy of music. See package details below.
Each ensemble will:
- Participate in weekly Studio sessions where they get to hear and collaborate with other ensembles.
- Particpate in termly Chamber Music Workshops with guest clinicians.
- Perform on Recitals and for other opportunities throughout the year.
Placement Auditions for the Chamber Music Spring 2016 will be held on January 11th and 12th, 5-9PM or by appointment. Please fill out our Auditon Inquiry Form to request an audtion.
The Brandenburg Project (Ages 9+; Intermediate to Advanced)
The Brandenburg Project is a unique chamber ensemble for highly motivated young musicians who have a passion for Bach and his contemporaries. This period ensemble will explore in depth baroque playing techniques and develop all the teamwork, communication and problem solving skills needed to succeed as a chamber musician. See the ensemble's website at thebrandenburgproject.wordpress.com
Saturday | 3:30-5:30 | 12 weeks per term | Fall Dates: 10/01-01/16/16 Spring dates: 2/25-05/23
$250/term | $450 for full-year
Instructor: Kasia Bielak-Hoops
Placement Auditions for the Chamber Music Spring 2016 will be held on January 11th and 12th, 5-9PM or by appointment.
Please fill out our Auditon Inquiry Form to request an audtion.
Both Individual Instrumentalists, and Preformed Groups (2-8 musicians) are welcome. Pre-formed groups get a 10% discount per member.
Auditioners will be asked to play scales and a piece that best reflects the ability of the student. The purpose of the placement audition is to enable us to put students with similar abilities together in groups.
Preformed Groups will also need to schedule an audition. Groups will be asked to perform a piece of their choice.