Chamber Music Project 2017-2018

Mountain West String Academy
Chamber Music Project
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OBJECTIVES
·         Enrich students’ (grades 6-12) musical experience through chamber music
·         Enhance technical skills on instruments
·         Develop listening capabilities in ensemble playing
·         Develop leadership and team building in rehearsal setting
·         Provide opportunity for all ensembles to perform in public performance
·         Provide opportunity for selected ensembles to perform in same concert with visiting artists [Spektral Quartet] in Spring concert, Logan High School auditorium 
·         Prepare all ensembles to perform for Regional Solo and Ensemble and ASTA festivals
·         Accomplish above objectives without increasing work load of orchestra teachers



SUMMARY
·         Registration is now closed.  There is a $160 registration fee that will cover regular chamber coachings with a chamber coach, two  masterclasses with guest clinicians, Chamber Music Society of Logan student tickets (3 concerts), and one ticket to a Fry Street Quartet performance.  Financial Aid available for those based on need.  Please email mountainweststrings@gmail.com for more information. 
·         Participating students must be in 6th grade or older for the 2017-2018 school year. 
·         Students must have at least 2 years of playing experience on their string instrument and must be at a Suzuki Book 3 level (or equivalent).
·         Students are encouraged to participate in their school orchestra program.
·         All students participating in CMP are required to take private lessons.
·         Students will audition on their instrument (one scale and a solo to demonstrate playing level and ability) on either Saturday, August 26th (12:00 – 4:00 pm) or Thursday, August 31st (4:00 – 8:00 pm), location TBD.  Audition sign-up times will be emailed to you after you have registered in August.
·         Acceptance to CMP is based on the audition and enrollment availability.  Students will be assigned to a chamber ensemble and coach based on playing level, age, and school.  Students may make requests to be with a friend, but we cannot guarantee requests will be granted.



  
IMPORTANT DATES

  • August 26, 2017 (Saturday), 12:00 to 4:00 pm and August 31, 2017 (Thursday), 4:00 to 8:00 pm, location TBD.   CMP Audition.

  •   September 8, 2017 (Friday), 6:00 pm, Pizza Party Parent Meeting, River Heights Elementary.  Mandatory for all participants.

  • Week of September 10, 2017, CMP rehearsals with coach begin

  •   February 22, 2018 (Thursday), 6:00 - 8:00 pm CMP Recitals, location TBA

  • March 15, 2018 (Thursday), 7 pm, CMP Competition, location TBA

  • March 20, 2018 (Tuesday), 4-6 pm, CMP Spektral Rehearsal, location TBA
  • March 20, 2018 (Tuesday), 7 pm, CMP Spektral Concert




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