For more advanced string players, this intensive will meet for six weeks. Chamber music (string quartet, trio) offers the opportunity for solo playing while also requiring listening/sensitivity to other group members. Via standard string quartet repertoire, students will focus on the fine points of musical style, ensemble communication, artistic exchange and interplay between parts. Scheduled according to availability of group members.
“I studied music at the Preparatory Music Department, and along the way, my dedicated teachers taught me how to live a full, happy life. To this day I enjoy close friendships with my childhood duet partners and former teachers. The valuable lessons I learned at PMD- both musical and beyond – continue to enhance all areas of my life.”
“The musical education I received at the Preparatory Music Department continues to enrich my life every day. I hold dear to my heart the incredible faculty members, wonderful musical performances, and lifelong friends I made at PMD.”
“This ensemble class was important to me as a musician and as a person, because I not only improved as a pianist, but I also made many friends and learned valuable skills that I could use in other places than music, such as working with other people. I feel very grateful that I had the opportunity to use the Clavinovas for piano ensemble, and I really hope that other musicians can use them and benefit the same way I did.”