Chamber Music

Piano Chamber Music

Piano chamber music is an optional 4th class during both sessions 1 and 2.  The class is open to piano students age 9 and older, in Suzuki Book 3, Kuhlau Sonatina and above. This class is offered in addition to the regularly scheduled three classes: individual lesson class, repertoire review class, and Orff/improvisation class.

Piano chamber music students play duets during classes and join friends and students in ensembles. All groups play in a final piano concert.

Advanced piano chamber music is open to students age 12 and older in Book 5 and above. These students will learn more advanced 4-hand duets. A list of required non-Suzuki chamber music to be studied will be sent to registered students after May 5th. Students will purchase their own copies of this music. This class is in addition to the regularly scheduled three classes.

Piano Chamber Music has limited enrollment and student registrations are due by April 15th. Late registrants may not be able to be accommodated in the program.

 For more information on the Piano Program, please contact:    
Susan Crosser
(616) 784-4438
suecrosser@gmail.com

String Chamber Music

String chamber music is open to any string student age 9 and older in:  Violin Book 5, Viola Book 3, or Cello Book 3, or higher.  Ensembles will be formed with each student playing one on a part.  Each ensemble will perform  once during each session. 

The daily schedule of these chamber music students will include 4 classes: the individual lesson class, repertoire review class, orchestra, and ensemble.  Students participating in the string chamber music program are encouraged to attend both sessions for a more extended experience, however ensembles will be formed both 2nd and 3rd sessions.

There are 2 orchestras each session: “Haydn” for the younger students, and “Mozart” for the older students. Each orchestra will perform in the concert the last day of each session.

To facilitate the formation of ensembles at camp, string students NEW to the chamber music program will be asked to send an audio recording.  A chamber music information form with music excerpts and more specific instructions regarding preparation will be sent after receipt of registration form. 

Former students may choose to send a recording showing progress in sight reading skills.  Students will be placed in groups corresponding to the sight reading, teacher’s comments, and playing demonstrated on the recording.

 

Young Reader's Orchestra

This orchestra is for students ages 7 and up: Violin, Bk  3-4, Viola, Bk 2, Cello, Bk 2. Bass. Bk 2.  Class will meet every day in addition to the regularly  scheduled  3  classes.  No recording is required. This orchestra will perform on the last concert of each session.

2017 Dates

SESSION 1 June 14 - 17 Piano

SESSION 2 June 18 - 21
                    Piano and Strings

SESSION 3 June 22 - 25 Strings

Teacher Training Courses
Piano Book 2: June 13-17
Piano Book 3: June 17-21
Violin Book 1: June 17-25
Violin Book 2: June 17-21
Violin Book 3: June 21-25
Cello Book 3: June 21-25