Young Musicians Experience Chamber Music at the Soundscapes Chamber Music Workshop, Providence, Old Lyme, CT

On June 26, 2017, 25 strings students ages 10-18 began a week-long program presented by the Soundscapes Chamber Music Workshop, Old Lyme, CT. Students were assigned music in advance and came ready to learn with their group, under the mentorship of six faculty coaches. In addition to three hours of rehearsal and coaching each day, the workshop included classes in improvisation, technique, and fiddle music. Students also spent time making a connection between music and visual art. Soundscapes partnered with the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and used teaching spaces for the workshop and the art gallery as a venue for the mid-week faculty concert.

The week culminated with a student showcase for families and friends. Students performed their pieces and the concert closed with an all-group performance of a Danish fiddle tune.

Below are some comments from students:

      I learned to play louder with more confidence because in our chamber groups there are only one or two on a part.

      At first I found it challenging to hear how my part fit into the other parts of my group, but now it comes easily.

      I learned that putting a story to a song is really helpful to incorporate moods and emotions into music. 

      I was surprised that you can be more expressive with your music by using facial expressions and body gestures.

Soundscapes Chamber Music Workshop is one of more than 80 chamber music workshop and programs supported by the ACMP Foundation this year. For more information about ACMP’s grant programs, visit our Grants Programs page.

 

 

 

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