The Chamber Music Network

Live Stream Masterclass FAQ

ACMP will present the third annual Live Stream Masterclass on Saturday, April 11 2020, 2:30 - 3:30pm EST.

What is a live stream masterclass?

This is where a professional quartet works on some repertoire and shares tips and technicuqes. 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?

HOW TO WATCH: The Livestream will be accessible on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ACMPchambermusic/ - ACMP - Associated Chamber Music Players and on our website HERE. Comment on live Facebook chat feed or twitter: @ACMPMusic #ACMPlivestream.

Do I have to pay?

No - accessing the livestream  

Where can I get the music?

The scores and parts are 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 technology to create a lively and fun experience for players everywhere. 

What can players expect during the masterclass?

Players 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.