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Live Stream Masterclass FAQ

ACMP will present the second annual Live Stream Masterclass on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 2:30 - 4:30pm EST.

What is a live stream masterclass?

This is where a professional quartet works with a learning quartet on a particular piece of music. A multi-camera crew from VirtualArtsTV will deliver every detail of the workshop in a close-up, real-time high-quality stream. Chamber music players wherever they are can participate in groups, ensembles, or individually on their computers and devices, gaining tips and insights into playing technique and interpretation on two chamber music works. Participants can also interact throughout the session via a live chat feed, connecting with the event and each other. Online participants will fully experience the session as if they were in the room.

How do I participate in the livestream?

VIEW LIVESTREAM ON THIS WEBSITE HERE   https://acmp.net/viewlive

View and chat on our Facebook page here - scroll down to "posts."  ACMP - Associated Chamber Music Players: https://www.facebook.com/ACMPchambermusic/

In you're unable to access the livestream on Facebook, view on this website and post your comment on Twitter  #ACMPlivestream

Can I attend the livestream in NYC?

Limited seating is available for the live event at National Opera Center. 

Do I need to be a member to attend the livestream at the National Opera Center in NYC?

No.

Do I have to pay?

No - accessing the livestream and attending the event in NYC are FREE. Registration for the event in NYC is required and space is limited. A link for registration will be provided.

Where can I get the music?

The scores and parts will be available on the ACMP website

What is the point of this?

To engage in, share and play great chamber music together worldwide - ACMPs main purpose. This event uses great technology to create a lively and fun experience for players everywhere. Student groups and adult players are gathering together to particapte and play. 

What can students expect during the masterclass?

Students in regular chamber music coachings often focus on the fundamentals of putting together a piece of music without a conductor: pulse, rhythm, listening, pitch and dynamics. In our upcoming masterclass, they can expect us to take their preparation and focus it into a deeper level of musicality, one that involves emotions, phrasing, mood, style and pacing.

How difficult is it to learn this chamber music?

Chamber music can be difficult for musicians of any level depending on the rhythmic complexity of the music. The hardest and most crucial skill is to maintain a singular group-pulse that grounds all the musicians into the same time-feel allowing them to play their rhythms in sync with each other. Doing so requires a huge amount of situational awareness, being able to play your own part while simultaneously listening and noticing what others are playing. Even when a group is fully in-sync, one also has to correctly interpret the others’ rhythms so as not mistake someone’s upbeat for a downbeat.

 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.