An "invitation" to enthusiastic amateur string players of all levels of play to join us in a non-competitive, musical workshop experience. As you can see by our workshop name, we also welcome some wind players and pianists. This workshop will be held in the beautiful and historic, Inn at Manchester, in Manchester, Vermont. Everyone will enjoy delicious dinners, created with great care by our new caterers, and served in the Inn at Manchester. Our outstanding coaching staff will support and guide us in the exploration of playing and interpreting chamber music literature. Our Workshop starts Thursday afternoon and ends at noon on Sunday. A full schedule, guaranteed to be musically rewarding, will be sent out by mid -September.
Small chamber ensembles and appropriate repertoire will be assigned to each participant several weeks prior to the workshop. Groups and repertoire are assigned according to self -evaluation feedback on our application, and from our Artistic Director’s knowledge of a participant’s playing ability from previous workshop attendance. Each participant will be assigned two pieces to prepare. This year, to encourage full participant final performance, we will also be assigning a third piece to everyone. This will be performed in a very casual GROUP setting, with all participants encouraged to participate. Our fervent wish is to show everyone that performing in front of each other …and WITH each other….is both rewarding and non-threatening.
The program's focus will be on playing and interpreting the musical literature in a chamber group setting. Sight reading in evening ensembles will be encouraged to help enhance each participant's confidence level to play in groups. There will be ample opportunities to put together "pick up" groups during the day. Come and join us! Make new friends, meet up with old ones, and enjoy the grandeur of Manchester, Vermont. There's lots to do: hiking, biking, shopping, sightseeing or just "chilling out" in the beautiful surroundings of Manchester.
What this workshop offers: ..... 3 nights lodging in a room with private bath (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) ..... 3 delicious Vermont breakfasts and dinners (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) ..... 18 hours of hands-on coaching sessions, rehearsal time, evening playing sessions, and a ..... master class
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT: Please click the button below to request more information on fees related to the workshop and to request an application.