chamber_music_camp_884_350.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription For more than 60 years, adult musicians have come to Interlochen to read, play and polish great works of chamber music together. Monday, August 13, 2018 to Saturday, August 18, 2018 (See note below regarding optional Sunday morning opportunity.) Registration Fee: $545 / $520 if registering by April 1 *K-12 Educators: Earn State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. Register Here Chamber musicians from around the world immerse themselves in instruction and performances with a faculty of leading string, keyboard, and woodwind musicians. A variety of class options provide an enriching and flexible experience to all participants, including daily reading pairings or intensive study. Pedagogy workshops, master classes, participant performances, large conducted reading ensembles, and the Chamber Concert Series, featuring daily performances with our professional artist quartet-in-residence, and notable faculty members from leading university musical instrument performance programs, round out this remarkable Camp.The theme for 2018 is "Fearless Pioneering." Please click on the Repertoire tab above for more information about the theme and the repertoire that will be studied in the Large Conducted Ensembles.For information about the structure of the camp, types of ensembles, including the date and time for check-in, times for workshops, master classes, and specific campus information related to Chamber Camp, please see the Schedule tab above and click on the schedule link. The schedule and information are subject to change as we get closer to August. **While Adult Chamber Music Camp officially ends Saturday evening after the quartet performance, some rehearsal spaces remain open Sunday morning (Aug 19) for optional coaching sessions. Participants electing this option must form their own groups and must make scheduling and payment arrangements on their own with faculty members for coaching. NOTE: Coaching fee is $100/hour and is paid directly to the coach. Faculty David Salness Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Violin and Artistic Director Daniel Sender Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Violin and Daily Scheduler Wendy Rose Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Bassoon and Wind Coordinator Cary Lewis Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Piano and Piano Coordinator Ines Voglar Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Violin Pamela Fay Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Viola Evelyn Elsing Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Cello Joël Belgique Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Viola Jay Mauchley Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Piano Sandy Mauchley Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Piano Colette Valentine Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Piano Nathan Williams Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Clarinet Paul Austin Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - French Horn Kacy Clopton Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Cello Thomas Knific Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Double Bass Telegraph Quartet Guest Artists-in-Residence, Interlochen Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty Quartet-in-Residence, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Schedule Click here for schedule and program information Adult Chamber Music Camp Program Definitions Organized EnsemblesParticipants may choose one of the following tracks for the Organized Chamber Music Groups that will be coached by faculty: “Horizons” is our traditional organized ensemble experience with exposure to a variety of repertoire and ensemble pairings. Individuals will be placed in groups with others of like abilities and interests for the first two days with the option then of requesting personnel, repertoire and coaches for their groups for the rest of the week. The only exception for the first two days of the program would be requested groups who will perform on the first Chamber Music Masterclasses on Tuesday or Wednesday. “Polestar” is a more intensive study experience allowing a group to focus on a more limited amount of repertoire covered in greater detail. “Polestar” is only for pre-formed groups and those individuals who wish to work with one group consisting of the same people for the entire week in a more intense exploration and refining of a piece. Large Conducted Reading EnsemblesThis first session of the morning makes for a bracing, energizing way to begin your musical day! The two string ensembles provide both a truly advanced repertoire challenge and an intermediate level alternative led by faculty. This daily course offers historical performance practice, pithy anecdotes, and practical advice on the way to a satisfying and edifying reading with multiple players on a part. The Wind Ensemble focuses on preparation for the popular evening pre-concert Bear Serenade performances. These reading ensembles for strings are optional and participants may choose to participate in either of these daily courses. Pedagogy ClassesThese educational seminars focus on individual instrumental issues, practice techniques and musical advice that are intended to further enhance individual’s performance experience. In addition to instrumental classes taught by various faculty members, participants are invited to attend open rehearsals for the quartet-in-residence and faculty concerts, which provide an “insider” look at the artistic process. There is time for Q&A at the end of these sessions. Chamber Music Master ClassesThese “open” events allow a large group of people to observe the coaching process of individual group performances toward a more polished, compelling and successful result. Everything is on the table and interaction between performers, coach and audience are heartily encouraged. Attendance is elective. Piano Duet and Two-Piano Repertory ClassAn opportunity to perform in master classes, individually coached sessions, and to learn about piano ensemble technique and repertoire. Pre-formed duos welcome. Faculty will help match players who need partners. Preparation of repertoire in advance is encouraged, but not required. Chamber Music Concert SeriesInterlochen College of Creative Arts and the Adult Chamber Music Camp faculty invite you to join us for the Chamber Concert Series which features daily chamber performances by the Telegraph Quartet, notable Adult Chamber Music Camp faculty, and our emerging artist quartet, invoke. Participant Chamber Concert Series tickets are included with paid registration (2 tickets per concert). Additional Telegraph Quartet concert tickets are available for purchase at Interlochen's Box Office. Faculty and invoke concerts are free and open to the public. Bear Serenades: Participant Wind PerformancesThe Bear Serenades are exciting pre-concert chamber music performances presented primarily by wind participants, featuring a variety of combinations from duos to double wind quintets. In addition to providing an excellent performance opportunity for participants, the Bear Serenades present some of the most charming repertoire written for winds. Participant PerformancesIn addition to the nightly Bear Serenade performances given by the winds, there are opportunities for participants to perform just prior to the Chamber Music Concert Series performances and at an informal participant concert with groups to be selected by faculty. Repertoire 2018 Adult Chamber Music Camp Theme and Repertoire: “Fearless Pioneering”We will be intrepid this year as we explore our Adult Chamber Music Camp theme: “Fearless Pioneering.” We all too often allow our fears of change and the unknown to keep us from finding new and perhaps even better places to “homestead.” Venturing toward the unforeseen, without assurances, demands an element of faith combined with hope, attributes seemingly ever decreasing in our society. Trailblazing takes a good measure of courage and an indomitable spirit, characteristics the great composers possessed in abundance.It is with this conviction that we will research music that explores new territories through the Faculty Concerts, the Large Conducted Reading Ensembles, and with the assigned participant repertoire that will be studied throughout the week. The evening Chamber Music Master Classes and the Pedagogy Sessions will provide additional opportunities to discuss how creative thinking and thoughtful questioning of accepted dogma can move us forward in our quest for better instrumental skills, insightful musicianship and, in general, enjoyment of music in our lives! String/Wind Chamber Music Reading Sessions:Serenade, Op. 44: Dvorak (Wed)Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20: Beethoven (Fri) Large Conducted Ensemble I (strings):String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127: BeethovenString Quartet No. 2, 1st movement Moderato: Bartok Large Conducted Ensemble II (strings):Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky: Anton ArenskyString Quartet Op. 18, No. 2: Beethoven Large Conducted Ensemble III (winds):TBD Click here for past years' repertoire lists.