2018 Chamber Music Camp Registration Now Open

July 30 – August 3, 2018

At the downtown campus of Madison College, Madison, WI

Apply for Chamber Music Camp Here!

About

130-Chamber1415ksThis five day summer Chamber Music Camp is designed for young musicians, age 11 – 18 who are interested in developing their performance and preparation skills with peers in a fun and relaxed setting.

Playing one’s own part in smaller ensembles benefits the experience learned in orchestral playing. Listening and communication skills are some of the many facets of playing in a chamber ensemble that will have a direct impact on how one plays in an orchestra. Working with peers, under the guidance of a coach, provides an opportunity to have a voice in how music is prepared and performed. Whether a first time chamber musician or an experienced player in a small ensemble, there is a place for everyone in our program.

Who318-Chamber1415ks

  • All string players age 11 – 18
  • Pre-formed woodwind and brass groups
  • Non-WYSO members and WYSO members
  • Individual attendees will be placed into a chamber group on Day 1, after working with instrument coaches

Schedule

035-Chamber1415ksDay 1 – Monday, July 30 • 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Day 2 
– Tuesday, July 31 • 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Day 3 
– Wednesday, August 1 • 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (with optional outing to Concerts on the Square)
Day 4 
– Thursday, August 2 • 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Day 5
 – Friday, August 3 • 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Each day will include chamber coaching sessions, master classes and/or instrument classes, a large ensemble rehearsal, and a recreational activity.

Day 3 (Wednesday) will include an optional group outing to the Capitol Square for Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s Concert on the Square. Dinner will be included prior to the concert. Pick-up after the concert will be back at Madison College. The rain date for the concert will be on Thursday.

Day 5 will conclude with a student performance at Grace Episcopal Church at 4:00 pm.

Student Preparation

A minimum of three years experience on an instrument is recommended. Campers need not prepare an audition. Instead they will be placed into groups following a brief instrument specific class grouped by age.

Camp Focus

199-Chamber1415ksCommunication

Learning how to communicate through non-verbals while performing is a critical part of the chamber music experience.

Rehearsal Techniques

With one person per part, coaches will lead the groups and encourage input from all participants in their own music making.

Instrumental Techniques

The camp coaches are some of the finest musicians and educators int he area and will help to improve instrumental technique through daily master classes and/or instrument classes.

Fun

Camp counselors will lead campers in recreational activities such as soccer, hiking, swimming, Frisbee, volleyball, and/or scavenger hunts.

Perform

On the final day, perform with your new friends in a concert for your family and the public.

Fees

Camp cost is $350

Fees include all coaching sessions, master classes, recreational activities, final day performance, t-shirt, dinner and evening at Concerts on the Square. A limited number of partial need-based scholarships are available.

What to bring

Each camper should bring their instrument, accessories (bow, rosin, reeds, etc.), folding metal music stand and a bag lunch everyday. All music will be provided on the first day of camp.

Camp Staff

MSO_Cello_LavineKarl Lavine, Chamber Music Director, is Principal cellist for the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. As a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Heartstrings Quartet Program, Karl performs in many special needs communities throughout the Madison area. Karl appears regularly at John and Rose Mary Harbison’s Token Creek Festival in Wisconsin. he has held faculty positions at Luther College, Illinois Wesleyan University and the UW Madison Summer Music Clinics and is currently the director of the Chamber Music Program for the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras as well as a private studio. As a past member of the Milwaukee based contemporary music ensemble, Present Music, Karl has recorded recent compositions with the ensemble as well as solo repertoire. He is also a member of the Kepler Quartet, a string quartet which resulted from performances of works of American composer Ben Johnston. With the help of generous grants from the Aaron Copland Recording Foundation and support from New World Records, the Kepler Quartet is recording the complete string quartets of Ben Johnston.

Other staff will include professional musicians and educators from around the greater Madison area, WYSO Administrative staff, and student camp counselors.

The WYSO Chamber Music Program has been generously sponsored by:

Martha & Charles Casey
Stephen Morton
Cyrena & Lee Pondrom
Ann Lindsey & Chuck Snowdon
Nick and Judith Topitzes

 

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