8 x 1 hour sessions with a coach will be arranged, per term, once groups and coaches have been assigned. The coaching schedule for the term should be agreed upon by all parties at the beginning of the term, and submitted to the QCM office. The coach will be the group’s liaison with the QCM office for the purpose of communication and room scheduling.
Coaching will begin any time after September 15th and conclude by December 13th, 2014 in the Fall Term, 4th April, 2015 in the Winter Term, or 6th June, 2015 in the Spring Term.
Groups are encouraged to meet for additional rehearsals without their coach, and may contact QCM to arrange room booking for such rehearsals.
Ensembles have the opportunity to perform at the following QCM recitals:
This course is open to students of any age, playing any instrument at an intermediate level or higher. Students are expected to practice their individual parts outside of coaching time, so that coaching sessions can be spent on ensemble skill development.
QCM can assist in repertoire selection, and can access parts and scores from Queen’s library. Any group wishing to play repertoire not available in the library is responsible for purchasing/renting their own music. QCM will provide each member of the ensemble with a copy of the full score (when available). All music should be annotated with bar numbers prior to the first rehearsal.
To each coaching students should bring:
Registration fee: $40 per family per year. This fee covers registration for all programs within the Conservatory over the year.
Course fee: $210 per person/per term for trios
Course fee: $165 per person/per term for quartets
Groups of other sizes should consult QCM office for fees.