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Chamber Music at UVMC

Fall 2018 Enrollment Now Open!

Chamber Music Ensembles
Recorder & Early Music
Cello Choir
Piano Group Classes

Chamber Music Ensembles

Chamber Music
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. (10 Weeks) Chamber Music Coordinator: chambermusic@uvmusic.org

Coachings scheduled by group; Fall Session: September 10 – November 18; Spring Session: Jan 7 – Mar 24
Faculty: UVMC Faculty

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.

Beginning Recorder for Adults
Have you always wanted to play a musical instrument but thought it might be too late? Well it’s never too late! The recorder is the perfect instrument for you. Easy to produce a pleasant sound, incredibly fun to play with others and such a wonderful world of music to discover. We’ll play music from Medieval and Renaissance times all the way up to the present. Depending on interest, the class can include learning to read music. (10 Weeks)
Mondays 1:30-2:30 pm; Fall: Sept 24-Dec. 10; Spring Dates TBA
Faculty: Chris Rua; Minimum Enrollment: 3

Intermediate Recorder
For anyone who already knows how to read music and plays either soprano, alto, tenor or bass recorder. We’ll explore music of the Renaissance, of Cathedral, Court and Country, including dances, sacred and secular music of the time. (10 Weeks)

1 hour; Dates & Times TBA
Faculty: Chris Rua; Minimum Enrollment: 3

Early Music Chamber Ensemble Coaching
Lute? Recorder? Harpsichord? Viola da gamba? With these instruments and more, delve into the repertoire of the baroque and renaissance periods in coached ensemble sessions. Ensembles will be matched by interest and experience. Length and number of sessions determined by ensemble. Contact info@uvmusic.org for more information.

Faculty: Chris Rua

Cello Choir and Technique Class

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.
(Adult; Must be enrolled in lessons or have previous experience; 10 weeks)

Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am; Fall: Sept. 13 – Nov. 15;
Spring: Jan. 10 - Mar. 28          

Faculty: Benjamin Kulp; Minimum Enrollment: 4


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Piano Group Classes

Piano Performance Class (Adults)
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. (Adult; 16 weeks)

Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm; Fall: Sept. 13 - Jan. 17; Spring: Jan 31 – May 30
Faculty: Piano Dept.; Enrollment: 4-10

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. (All ages; 6 classes per year)

Saturdays 1:00-2:00 Dates TBA (Sept, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, May)
Faculty: Piano Faculty; Min Enrollment: 8

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