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Chamber Music Ensembles
Cello Choir
Piano Group Classes


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Chamber Music Interest Form - If you are interested in being placed in a chamber music group, fill out the Chamber Music Interest Form. We will be in touch with you about possible ensemble placements.


Chamber Music Ensembles

Experience the exhilaration of ensemble playing combined with the intimacy of a small group where each player is responsible for her own part.  Study and perform great works of the masters from Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert to Shostakovich and more. Groups are formed based on experience and interests of the players. Coachings cover rehearsal and communication techniques, ensemble skills, and musical interpretation, valuable skills for beginning to advanced level students. Ensembles receive one hour of coaching per week. Each session culminates with a master class style dress rehearsal and a concert.

  • 10 Weeks
  • Chamber Music Coordinator: Benjamin Kulp
  • Faculty: UVMC Faculty               
  • Coachings scheduled by group

A La Carte Option
Have a regular group that meets on your own schedule? Work with a UVMC coach on an as needed basis. Please contact us for details.

Chamber Music Sight Reading Potluck Parties
Make new friends, play with old friends, these free events are great fun for everyone. Participants are assigned to reading groups and given repertoire to sight read together. Between reading sessions we share a potluck meal. What could be better than music and food? Keep an eye out for dates.

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Cello Choir and Technique Class

For adult cellists who are currently studying or who have previous playing experience, this weekly class will include work on technique as well as cello choir ensemble pieces. Participants will also have the option to practice performing solo repertoire in a supportive setting and to receive constructive feedback.

  • Adult
  • Must be enrolled in lessons or have previous experience
  • 10 Weeks
  • Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am
  • Fall: Sept. 14 – Nov. 16 
  • Spring: Jan. 11 - Mar. 29                 
  • Faculty: Benjamin Kulp
  • Minimum Enrollment: 4                                                 

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Piano Group Classes


Piano Performance Class (Adults)

The piano can often be an individual instrument, but music is meant to be a shared endeavor! For adults who play piano (currently taking lessons or not), this class will cover various piano-related topics, provide an opportunity to perform for each other, and provide an opportunity to play with others – with both 4-hand music and collaborating with other instruments and voice.

  • Adult
  • 16 weeks
  • Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Fall: Sept. 11 - Jan. 21
  • Spring: Jan. 29 – June 4
  • Faculty: Vicky Nooe
  • Enrollment: 4-10

 

Piano Studio Class (Grades 1-5)

For students already enrolled in private piano lessons, these classes are an opportunity to learn about music and piano with other students your age. This class will cover music theory, music history, and aural skills, as well as practice performing and ensemble playing.

  • Grades 1 – 5
  • 16 weeks
  • Tuesdays 4:55-5:40 pm
  • Fall: Sept. 11 - Jan. 21
  • Spring: Jan. 29 – June 4                          
  • Faculty: Vicky Nooe
  • Enrollment: 3-10

 

Group Piano for Young Beginners

This class is for students interested in piano, but not quite ready for individual lessons. Students will be introduced to basic musical concepts, an introduction to the keyboard, and some basic technique/playing. Students will spend time both at the keyboard and doing group activities and other activities away from the keyboard. This class’s goal is to help younger students learn fundamentals in a group setting before they begin private instruction.

  • Ages 5-7
  • 16 weeks
  • Saturdays 9:00-9:45 am
  • Fall: Sept. 11 - Jan. 21
  • Spring: Jan. 29 – June 4
  • Faculty: Vicky Nooe
  • Enrollment: 3-5

 

Piano Performance Workshops

An informal setting in which students can practice performing for their peers as well as learning how to be critical listeners. There will be feedback from the teacher (like a mini master class) and interaction with all students. Music does not have to be memorized, though it is preferred.

  • All ages
  • 6 classes over the school year
  • Saturdays 1:00-2:00 on September 30, November 4, December 2, January 20, February 17, May 5
  • Faculty: Alison Cheroff, Susan Downing, and Vicky Nooe
  • Enrollment: Min. 8

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