Diller-Quaile’s Adult Chamber Music Workshops provide opportunities for amateur instrumentalists to explore chamber music repertoire within a musically dynamic and supportive environment. The programs’ goals are to: provide artistically beautiful collaborative ensemble playing experiences; deepen knowledge of and facility with chamber music repertoire that is diverse in genre, era, instrumentation, and style, and; develop the innate musicality of each participant within a connective ensemble experience. Repertoire is chosen to be both technically challenging for each player at his or her experience level, while also setting realistic goals for preparation and performance. Chamber groups are formed with experience levels and individual participant goals in mind, and dedicated coaches work closely with each ensemble to make constructive suggestions for individual and ensemble technique, to facilitate collaboration and discussion within the ensemble, and to pursue customized musical objectives.
Diller-Quaile’s workshops provide personalized coaching and opportunities for players of different levels of experience, and create ensembles with diverse instrumentation, all within a setting that is acoustically and visually exquisite. In the coached sessions, players explore different instrumentation and repertoire selected for their skill level, and work with professional instrumentalists and coaches.
Participants play in ensembles ranging from trios to quintets, and each ensemble works with a professional coach. Groups are carefully assembled according to skill level and experience. Music is sent to participants at least two weeks in advance. Currently, we can only accept strings and piano; pre-formed groups are welcome.