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Chamber Music and Collaborative Piano

Playing music with others in small instrumental groups is intensely rewarding. Weekly faculty coached sessions along with weekly small instrumental group rehearsals culminate in a final performance. Students will be active participants in the collaborative process, gaining a greater knowledge of ensemble techniques and widening their musical perspective. Students will learn how to apply their knowledge of music history and theory to their musical performance decisions. By learning how to work and play together, students improve their interpersonal skills. 

Chamber Music, Fall 2021

Groups will be formed based on age, experience and availability. Occasionally it is not possible to find placement for all interested students. Chamber music is open to students of all ages, including adults. Scholarship opportunities may be available by audition. 

Chamber music ensembles will be offered in person for the Fall 2021 semester for those who so choose. Online instruction is also still offered. If you're not sure which you prefer, talk to the instructor about what’s right for your student. You may slso discuss our in-person COVID mitigation protocols with your instructor.

Zoom placement auditions will take place at a date and time TBD. To sign up for an audition, please email Christina McGann . For the audition, prepare 3-5 minutes of your current piece. You may be asked to sight-read a short excerpt. 

Several performance opportunities are available each semester. Groups may perform on any of the general Blair Academy recitals, and the end-of-semester chamber music recital.

 Fall 2021 courses

Chamber Music

Christina McGann, Instructor and Coordinator

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors.

Groups will be formed based on age, experience and availability. Occasionally it is not possible to find placement for all interested students. Chamber music is open to students of all ages including adults. Scholarship opportunities may be available by audition. Zoom placement auditions will take place Saturday, August 22 starting at 9am. To sign up for an audition, please email Christina McGann . 

Chamber Music (Bressman)

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors

Chamber Music (Cassel)

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors

Chamber Music (Dorfman)

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors.

Chamber Music (Dunnavant)

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors.

Chamber Music (Harris)

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors.

Chamber Music (Krieger)

Chamber Music (Krieger)

Chamber Music (Miahky)

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors

Chamber Music (Nies)

Chamber Music (Nies)

Chamber Music (Reagan)

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors.

Chamber Music (Reinker)

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors.

Chamber Music (Romero)

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors.

Chamber Music (Todd)

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors.

Chamber Music (Wang)

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors

Chamber Music (Wilson)

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors.

Chamber Music (Yang)

Rehearsals will meet in-person fall 2021

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors.

Collaborative Piano

Amy Dorfman, Instructor

Thursdays 4:00-4:45pm, Blair room 1167

This class is an introduction to the basics of collaborative techniques. Pianists in grade 8 and up are welcome.