12th Chamber Strings
Registration deadline:June 1st, 2019
Location: Villa Maria Academy High School
370 Central Ave, Malvern PA 19355
We are so excited to have Internationally renowned conductor Miguel Romea from University of Madrid,Spain to teach and conduct in the camp! This is great opportunity for the students to work closely with International renowned artist . Please read Maestro’s bio under Faculty!
Founded in 2008, Chamber Strings is open to violin, viola, cello and bass students ages 7 through 17. Chamber Strings Music Camp is a summer music camp program offering chamber music coaching, violin/viola or cello/bass ensembles and String Orchestra experience.
Three program options:
1.String Orchestra ( Full day 9am-3pm)
Open to Violin, Viola,Cello,Bass age 10-17
AM: Violin/Viola Ensemble, Cello/Bass Ensemble
PM: Performance Class, Full Orchestra
2.Intensive Chamber Music ( Full day 9:30am-3:30pm)
Open to Violin, Viola , Cello , Piano age 10-17
We are proud of our low student/teacher ratio . We strive to provide students with the unique experience of spending intense days of hard work while also experiencing the total joy of making music with peers and teachers. The camp will be very personalized.
AM: Warm up, Rehearsal, Coaching
PM:Performance Class, Coaching
3. Petit Violin/Viola, Cello Ensemble ( Half Day 9-12:30pm)
Open to Violin, Viola, Cello age 7-9
This program is for young string students. This program helps students to develop technique and musicianship through scales, etudes, music reading, and a variety of repertoire. Our faculty members bring their own experience to the program as they work together in creating a solid foundation and inspiring environment for our young string players.
Break/Snack, Musical Activities
2nd Ensemble Class
Extended Afternoon Petit Program ( 12:30-3pm)
Camp will include focused group learning of musical concepts, individual application of these concepts, group music games, free music play, and unstructured time.
By end of week, students should know the solfege hand signs and be able to sing scales, arpeggios, and simple melodies in a variety of keys (some reading, some by rote).
By end of week, students should be able to sing a simple two-part song. In addition to music-reading and pitch-matching, students will begin to learn concepts of good tone production.
By end of week, students should be able to write in counts for simple rhythmic exercises and demonstrate them.
By end of week, students should feel comfortable talking about vocal music that they like and why they like it, using some musical terminology.
In addition to the above activities, I plan to include music games, music play, and unstructured time in the following ways:
Class DJ — each day, one child will choose a vocal song(s) in any genre that they want me to play, and will explain to the class why they like the song. I will encourage them to use musical terminology, including elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, meter, tempo, and form.
Write a rap — give the group (or groups, if there are enough campers) a group of rhythm cards. Have them put the cards in an order they choose, write lyrics, and perform a rap song.
Musical twister — put musical symbols on the twister mat and dial. Instead of colors, students need to find and identify musical symbols.
Art and music — bring simple art supplies (markers, crayons, papers). Play several different vocal songs, have students draw while listening.
There is a concert at 2:30 pm on Friday of camp.
- No tuition refunds will be given.
- Full payment of tuition is due with application.
Extended day options:
- Before camp :8-9am
- After camp:3-5pm
- You can submit online application form
- Full payment of tuition is due with application. Before and After Camp fee is due by June 1.
- Applicants are required to submit an audition video.
- Application deadline is June 1, 2019.
- On line Paypal payment is available.
- Check payable to Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra
Mail your application/tuition to:
P.O. Box 721
Paoli, PA 19301
For further information,please contact Chamber Strings directors at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leah Kim and Jennifer Jie Jin,Co-directors
Why should young children play chamber music?
The greatest joy of learning an instrument is to be able to play chamber music.
The music-making experience only gets better when you play with your friends. Listening, awareness, responsiveness, and flexibility are all things which can be talked about in lessons, but they are learned so quickly through a chamber music experience. The more experience gained, the more that students can develop their radar and be very quick to react and respond to the players around them – the music becomes alive and breathing, with each performance being a unique experience.
By playing in small groups, young students get a head start on developing their listening and teamwork skills. We believe that young musicians should start playing with other musicians virtually from the beginning of their study. We offer pieces from early beginner level on up so that your students can start playing in groups before they even learn how to read eighth notes!
How will my child benefit from Chamber Strings Music Camp?
Your child will learn how to be better listeners and how to work together by playing in a small group. Chamber Strings summer camp strives to teach students to be more disciplined, to improve their musicianship, and to become better listeners while keeping their innate, childlike creativity alive and thriving.
*Please note there are NO individual lessons.