Chamber Ensembles

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Chamber Music Ensembles

Chamber music is one of the most essential and rewarding experiences for a well-rounded musical education. Chamber ensembles have 3-5 members and perform music without a conductor. Our student ensembles will have a weekly coaching with a professional chamber coach. Student musicians will build skills such as group pulse, communication, developing a blended ensemble sound, and creating an emotionally expressive performance. The semester of study will culminate in a public performance on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus.

Currently available for StringsPiano and Guitar students enrolled in private lessons at Potomac Arts Academy or another studio.

Minimum Level Requirement for String Students: ASTA grade level 3/Suzuki Book 3. Must be able to play 2 octave scales and read music with ease. 

Audition materials are required!* Auditions should be recorded on video and uploaded as “Unlisted” to YouTube, and the both the link and the letter of recommendation emailed to the Chamber Coordinator, Claire Allen, at callen24@gmu.edu at least one week before start date.  Please include the following:

*Chamber music students continuing from the previous semester need not submit an audition video or letter of recommendation.

Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (depending on placement after audition)**
Dates:  February  6 – May 22, 2017, 15 weeks, see below
Tuition: $457.50 + $10 music fee
Location: Potomac Building or Mason Campus (see below)

**Ensemble placement will be determined by the Chamber Coordinator and communicated via email.

 

Registration deadline for Spring 2017 has been extended.  Please register ASAP for best group placement!

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2017 Ensemble Groups and Times:

 

Coach: Claire Allen

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SEE SOME OF OUR CHAMBER COACHES IN ACTION:

 

 

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Prefer to register by mail?
Download the registration form here.