Back by request, Cello Orchestra returns for the winter term! Don’t miss it! Under the dynamic direction of Wolf Tormann, this ensemble continues to explore the unique and luscious sound of multiple cellos playing together, while building ensemble skills. Instruction will address the technical differences between ensemble and solo playing (eg: different uses of bow and vibrato) and will develop the hearing/listening skills required for successful ensemble participation.
Rehearsals will take place generally on Saturdays from 10 – 11:30am in Harrison-LeCaine Hall, room 120, at Queen’s University on the dates below (exceptions to this day/time are marked in bold). Please note that the first meeting is on a SUNDAY, and it is important that all participants attend this meeting.
Cello Orchestra will perform at the QCM ensemble recital on Sunday afternoon April 14th, 2013.
All participants will be expected to prepare their parts individually so that rehearsal time can be spent on ensemble work. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of rehearsal to unpack, set up, and tune. All participants will be expected to participate in the concert on April 14th, 2013.
This ensemble is open to students of any age, and will run with a minimum of 12 participants (please refer to Conservatory Policy for further details regarding procedure if minimum class size is not achieved). Maximum: unlimited!!
All participants must be playing at the RCM grade 6 equivalent level or higher. Cellists must be comfortable in at least the first 4 positions. New participants may be asked to audition for the instructor for placement purposes.
All participants must bring to each rehearsal:
• Instrument and bow
• Device to prevent end-pin slipping
• Music in folder
Music and folders will be provided by QCM, and must be returned in good condition upon completion of the term. All lost or damaged original parts must be replaced at the participant’s expense.
Registration fee: $40 per family per year. This fee covers registration for all programs within the Conservatory over the year.
Course fee: $195 per person, and includes all music and music folder.
In order to plan repertoire and prepare parts in advance of the first rehearsal, please submit a registration form to QCM by Monday January 7, 2013.