Chamber Music Partnership
Each young artist is placed in a string trio, string quartet or string quintet that works together two times daily for the entire week to prepare a major work from the standard repertoire. Each group works with a professional chamber musician that coaches and advises them in preparation for their performances. Young artists learn how professional chamber music ensembles function, how to work together, and create a unified musical interpretation of the music.
Each young artist rehearses and performs as a member of the Institute Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Thomas James McAvaney. The young artists are exposed to a variety of works including masterworks of the chamber orchestra repertoire and newly composed pieces.
Each young artist has a daily master class with a professional musician on the Institute faculty and each has the opportunity to participate in additional master classes with Institute guest artists. Teachers and guest artists will work with each student to help them prepare technically and musically for Institute solo recitals as well the student’s long term personal goals. Young artist perform on solo recitals given at 4:00 on Wednesday and Thursday of Institute week.
Each young artist will participate in a performing group that focuses on learning and preparing a new piece to be performed on the Grand concert. Students work with a faculty member to master technical, musical and ensemble skills that are applicable to the range of works they are collectively learning. Music consists of fun, flashy pieces as well as some chamber music.