String Ensembles

Larry Deming, Music Director

Alison Corigliano, Instructor of Beginner and Novice Classes

Rehearsals: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
first class, Monday, July 7
final class, Friday, August 1
Location: Danbury Music Centre
Dress Rehearsal: Friday, August 1, 2014
10:00am – 12:00pm
Broadview Middle School
Concert: Friday, August 1, 2014
Broadview Middle School
Tuition: $150.00 if received by July 1st.  After July 1st, tuition is $175.00
Tuition includes participation in one string class. If more than one level of strings is taken, there is an additional charge of $50.00.

Beginner Strings                        *9:00am – 10:00am

*On July 7th and 9th, the Beginner Class will meet from 8:30am – 10:00am.
      Attendance during the first two weeks of class is mandatory.

This class is designed for children entering grade 3 and higher, including adults. No previous string playing experience is necessary to join this class. The class will provide students with group instruction to learn the basic skills necessary to play a string instrument (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass). Parents are encouraged to observe the class. String Builder Book 1 will be used and may be purchased at local music stores. Students in need of an instrument may rent one at local music stores. Attendance during the first two weeks of class is mandatory.

Novice Strings                              10:00am – 11:00am

This ensemble is designed for students who have been studying privately for less than one year or who have had a full year of instruction in school. It is also an appropriate class for a string student playing at a more advanced level who is switching from one string instrument to another – such as a violin player wanting to learn viola. The class will concentrate on the reinforcement of early skills. Music will be provided.

Lunch and Tuning Time                11:00am – 12:00am

Intermediate students arrive to get unpacked and tuned before class begins. Early arrival is suggested. This is a large class and many instruments need to be tuned.

Intermediate Strings                    12:00am – 1:00pm

This class is designed for students who have been playing for two or more years. Students in this class must read music and be familiar with all first position notes. Music, appropriate to the level of the group, will be provided. Students should arrive early enough to get unpacked and tuned before class begins.

Advanced Ensemble                    1:00pm – 2:00pm

Participants in this group must be able to shift into third position. This ensemble will study and perform standard string literature, and in the past has performed such works as Warlock's Capriol Suite, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Bach's Third Brandenburg Concerto, Holst's St. Paul Suite, Johann Strauss' Emperor Waltz, Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, and others. Advanced ensemble playing techniques and sight reading skills will be taught. Music will be provided.

Chamber Music                            2:00am – 3:00pm              Beginning the second week

Members of this workshop will be selected from registered students by audition (date to be announced).
The workshop will include the study and performance of the standard string quartet literature. Depending upon enrollment, other types and styles of Chamber Music may be learned and performed. Participants in the workshop will be selected from registered students by audition (on a date to be announced). All registered string students, and their parents, are invited to observe the Chamber Music Workshop.

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