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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 Spring 2023

Please contact Christina McGann with the subject line Spring Academy Chamber Music by December 16, 2022 with the following information:

- Name, Preferred email address, Grade, Age, and Instrument.

- For new students only - Video of a recent performance via unlisted YouTube link

- Available days for rehearsal and coaching

- If you are in an existing group that would like to continue, please state that here.

- If you are already registered with a coach, but have not contacted Christina McGann, you may not be included on informational emails.

 

Groups will be assigned by December 19. It is the responsibility of the students to finalize coaching times with their assigned coach before the semester begins on January 9. If coachings are missed due to slow scheduling, they will not be made up.

 

If a member drops out of a group, it is not guaranteed that the other members will be reassigned to a group. The member who is not continuing must contact Christina McGann, their coach, and all the members of their group.

 Collaborative Piano Spring 2023

This class will help you develop skills to work with different instrumental partners. Learn how to develop teamwork and confidence in making music with others. Pianists in grade 7 and up are welcome. 

For more information, please email Amy Dorfman.

Chamber Music (Cassel)

This course offers weekly coaching sessions of small instrumental groups, culminating 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. All ages are encouraged to participate. Scholarship opportunities are available by audition.

Chamber Music (Dorfman)

This course offers weekly coaching sessions of small instrumental groups, culminating 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. All ages are encouraged to participate. Scholarship opportunities are available by audition.

Chamber Music (Huebl)

Christina McGann, coordinator christina.mcgann@vanderbilt.edu; (615) 322-4911 This course offers weekly coaching sessions of small instrumental groups, culminating 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. All ages are encouraged to participate. Scholarship opportunities are available by audition.

Chamber Music (McGann)

Christina McGann, coordinator christina.mcgann@vanderbilt.edu; (615) 322-4911 This course offers weekly coaching sessions of small instrumental groups, culminating 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. All ages are encouraged to participate. Scholarship opportunities are available by audition.

Chamber Music (Middleton)

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)

This course offers weekly coaching sessions of small instrumental groups, culminating 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. All ages are encouraged to participate. Scholarship opportunities are available by audition.

Chamber Music (Reinker)

This course offers weekly coaching sessions of small instrumental groups, culminating 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. All ages are encouraged to participate. Scholarship opportunities are available by audition.

Chamber Music (Spina)

Christina McGann, coordinator christina.mcgann@vanderbilt.edu; (615) 322-4911 This course offers weekly coaching sessions of small instrumental groups, culminating 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. All ages are encouraged to participate. Scholarship opportunities are available by audition.

Chamber Music - Jazz

Ryan Middagh, coordinator ryan.middagh@vanderbilt.edu; This course offers weekly coaching sessions of small instrumental groups, culminating in a final performance. Students will be active participants in the collaborative process, gaining a greater knowledge of jazz ensemble techniques, improvisation, and arranging. Opportunities for students ages 14-18 and adult students.

Collaborative Piano

This class will help you develop skills to work with different instrumental partners. They may be wind players, strings, or brass. Learn how to develop teamwork and confidence in making music with others! Pianists in grade 7 and up are welcome.