Chaparral MusicFest Chamber Music Workshop
May 31 - June 2, 2013
Trinity Presbyterian Church
630 Park Avenue
This weekend workshop for string, piano and woodwind players ages 13 and up is the only workshop of its kind in Arizona.
Individuals and pre-formed groups of violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, and piano are welcome. Participants will self-rate according to ACMP Self-Rating Guide below. Repertoire will be chosen by the Director in consultation with the group, and parts will be mailed in advance. Chamber Music Workshop final concert is Sunday June 2 at 3:00 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Groups will be coached by Dr. Katherine Shields of Quartet Sabaku, on the Teaching Artists Roster of the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
Participant from out-of-town are most welcome. Historic Prescott boasts dining, shopping, museums, and side trips for all tastes. Participants under 18 must be chaperoned outside of workshop hours.
- Course Fee: $195
- If participant is under 18 on June 3, 2013, and participant has a Prescott Mailing Address, Acker Trust Fund Scholarship applies: subtract $40
- Includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, performance shirt and one free ticket to the New Music Arizona Concert on September 9. For assistance in finding lodging, consult Visit Prescott at 800-266-7534
- Do not let the fee prevent you from applying. Scholarships are available.
(subject to change)
Friday, May 31st
2:30-3:30 Session 1
3:45-4 Snack Break
4-5:30 Session 2
Saturday, June 1
9:00 am-9;45 Drum Circle
10:00-11:30 Session 3
12:15-1:15 Session 4
1:15-2:00 Improvisation Workshop-sight reading
2:00-2:15 Snack Break
2:15-3:00 Session 5 and reconfigure rooms
Sunday, June 2
12:00-1:00 Session 6
1:00-2:30 Dress Rehearsal
2:30-3:00 Snack & dressing
3:00-4:00 CMW Final Concert
Family, friends, and community members are invited to attend the concert.
Click Here for the Registration Form
Mandatory Liability Release Form
To register, please print out the registration form linked above, fill it out, and send it to us with the appropriate fees:
Chamber Music Workshop
c/o Katherine Shields
1820 W. Raven Drive
Chandler, AZ 85286
Need based scholarships will be available. If you believe that you qualify for a need-based scholarship, please contact Henry Flurry for more information.
For questions regarding the Chamber Music Workshop, please contact Dr. Katherine Shields at 480-980-6516 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACMP Self-Rating Guide
Self-Rating Guide from ACMP: The Chamber Music Network (www.acmp.net/ratings)
These general grading categories enable players of similar skill levels to find each other. Use the following descriptions to determine your playing level. Plus or minus may be useful for greater precision.
Ask yourself which rating best applies to fellow musicians who enjoy playing with you. Keep in mind that you can always revise your grade as you improve and acquire more chamber music experience, or change it if lack of practice time affects your playing.
Feel free to add "+" or "-" to a letter to better describe your level.
You play a repertoire chosen to be within your technical limitations. On a first reading, you usually aim to get through the music and end together without too many stops and starts in between.
You are in the process of exploring the standard repertoire, perhaps avoiding those works that are currently too technically challenging. You concentrate on not making major mistakes while reading an unfamiliar part, though you are aware of what the others are doing. You often slow down a fast movement for technical reasons.
You are quite familiar with portions of the standard repertoire (perhaps pieces from certain periods or for certain instrumental/vocal combinations). You generally sound good and sight-reading is not a problem. You usually pay attention to blend, balance, dynamics, and basic phrasing on a first reading.
You have extensive experience with and a strong command of the standard repertoire, from many time periods and for a variety of ensembles that include your instrument or voice. If your partners make a mistake, you can often bring them back in without stopping. You are a superior sight-reader and you consistently sound good (both in tune and at tempo). You already aim for cohesive musical expressiveness with attention to fine nuance on a first reading.
"Pro" Professional Musician
You perform professionally.