Chamber Music Ensembles
Experience the exhilaration of ensemble playing
combined with the intimacy of a small group where each
player is responsible for her own part. Study
and perform great works of the masters from Haydn,
Beethoven and Schubert to Shostakovich and more.
Groups are formed based on experience and interests of
the players. Coachings cover rehearsal and
communication techniques, ensemble skills, and musical
interpretation, valuable skills for beginning to
advanced level students. Ensembles receive one hour of
coaching per week. Each session culminates with a
master class style dress rehearsal and a concert.
Chamber Music Coordinator: Benjamin Kulp
Faculty: UVMC Faculty
scheduled by group
A La Carte Option
Have a regular group that meets on your own schedule?
Work with a UVMC coach on an as needed basis. Please
contact us for details.
Chamber Music Sight Reading Potluck Parties
Make new friends, play with old friends, these free
events are great fun for everyone. Participants are
assigned to reading groups and given repertoire to
sight read together. Between reading sessions we share
a potluck meal. What could be better than music and
food? Keep an eye out for dates.
For adult cellists who are currently studying
or who have previous playing experience, this weekly class will include work on
technique as well as cello choir ensemble pieces. Participants will also have
the option to practice performing solo repertoire in a supportive setting and
to receive constructive feedback.
Must be enrolled in lessons or have
The piano can often be an individual
instrument, but music is meant to be a shared endeavor! For adults who play
piano (currently taking lessons or not), this class will cover various
piano-related topics, provide an opportunity to perform for each other, and
provide an opportunity to play with others – with both 4-hand music and
collaborating with other instruments and voice.
Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Fall: Sept. 11 - Jan.
Spring: Jan. 29 – June 4
Faculty: Vicky Nooe
Piano Performance Workshops
An informal setting in which students can
practice performing for their peers as well as learning how to be critical
listeners. There will be feedback from the teacher (like a mini master class)
and interaction with all students. Music does not have to be memorized, though
it is preferred.
6 classes over the school year
Saturdays 1:00-2:00 on September 30, November
4, December 2, January 20, February 17, May 5
Faculty: Alison Cheroff, Susan Downing, and