The Levine Chamber Music Seminar takes a deep dive into the skills, repertoire, and culture of chamber music. We’ll meet weekly for three distinct segments: coaching, rehearsal, and ensemble skills class. In the unified class, we’ll learn important chamber skills like score study, cueing and communication, and additional repertoire. This time will also be used as a performance class as concerts approach at the end of each session. Quartets will also have weekly coaching’s with faculty on their repertoire, focusing on practice strategies and the development of chamber music skills. Especially important is the weekly time the groups will spend as a quartet to put their rehearsal plans into action and practice independently as an ensemble to take ownership of the repertoire and performance experience.

Requirements: This class is geared to intermediate and advanced students ages 12-18. Students will be placed in ensembles and should demonstrate proficiency with shifting, vibrato, sight-reading, 3-octave scales, and repertoire on at least Suzuki book 4-5 level (or an equivalent method). Students will be asked to audition for placement in ensembles. Pre-formed quartets are also welcome to join the program. Students under 12 may apply if they feel ready.

*Before enrolling, please reach out to Maxfield Wollam-Fisher to schedule an audition: mwollam-fisher@levinemusic.org. Audition deadline: August 22, 2024 (Session I), January 5, 2025 (Session II). Students may audition after the deadline, space permitting. This seminar is open to individuals and pre-formed chamber groups.

Sample Schedule:

5:00 PM: Coaching/Rehearsal Block I

5:45 PM: Coaching/Rehearsal Block II
6:30 PM: Joint Rehearsal/Master Class
7:30 PM: Coaching/Rehearsal Block III
8:15 PM: Coaching/Rehearsal Block IV
Students will attend either Block I through the Joint Rehearsal (5 PM-7:30PM) or the Joint Rehearsal through Block IV (6:30 PM-9:00 PM).

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