CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES
With regular coaching from a QCM instructor, students in chamber ensembles will learn the principles of ensemble playing, and will develop visual and aural musical communication skills through the preparation of a piece or movement for performance at the end of the term. Topics covered will include (but will not be limited to) the mechanics of cueing, leading, reacting in specific rhythmic contexts, issues of articulation on dissimilar instruments, and how to develop collective musical ideas as a group and execute them effectively.
Students may apply as a pre-formed group or as individuals. All individual applicants must audition in order to be placed with players of similar level and interest. Every attempt will be made to place students in appropriate groups. However, placement cannot be guaranteed if there aren’t sufficient applicants.
Coaches may be assigned according to instrument types within ensembles, schedule or student preference. Repertoire will be selected in consultation with assigned coach.
2015-16 season information will be available in early August.