2018 Workshop & Schedule

Faculty: Seventh Roadrunner Ensemble- Dr. Stefanie Gardner, clarinet; Dr. Andrew O’Brien, piano; Dr. Katherine Shields, viola/violin. Joined by Maria Flurry, percussion.

FUN weekend workshop in historic Prescott, AZ (2 hours north of Phoenix) features mountain air, homemade meals and great music for piano, string, percussion, woodwind & brass players age 15 upwards. No previous chamber music experience needed; separate youth and adult tracks are available.

Ensemble skills are built in a relaxing, supportive atmosphere. Musicians play several pieces of different instrumentation, mailed in advance. They leave with new skills and repertoire ideas to explore over the coming year. Each participant receives 6.5 hours of professional faculty coaching, plus group-led rehearsal time. Preformed groups are welcome!

Chaparral Chamber Music Workshop culminates in a free, public Celebration Concert Sunday, June 3 at 3:00 pm at Mountain Oak School, 1455 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, featuring faculty and student performances. Donations will be accepted for Mountain Oak School, 2018 Workshop Host.

The course fee of $215.00 includes 6.5 hours of coach-led sessions, ensemble rehearsal time, sheet music, mini-sessions, Friday dinner, great experience and great fun!

For information email: chamber@chaparralmusicfest.org or phone 480-980-6516.

2018 Workshop Schedule (subject to change)

Friday June 1

12:30-1:00        check-in and warmup
1:00-2:30          Clinic,”Chamber Group 101-Who Needs a Conductor!”
2:30-4:00          Session 1a (break included)
4:00-5:30          Session 2b (break included)
5:30-6:15          Dinner (catered)
6:15-7:30          Clinic, topic tba

Saturday, June 2

9:00-10:30        Session 3a (break included)
10:30-12:00      Session 4b (break included)
12:00-1:00        Lunch (bring your own) and optional activity
1:00 -2:00         Session 5a (break included)
2:00-3:00          Clinic, topic tba
3:00 -4:00         Session 6b (break included)

Sunday, June 3

11:30 – 12:30  Session 7a (break included)
12:30-1:30       Session 8b (break included)
1:30-2:30         Concert set-up and soundcheck
2:30-3:00         Break for changing
3:00-4:30         Celebration Concert & Reception

Seventh Roadrunner Ensemble is on the Teaching Artists Roster of the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
The Chamber Music Workshop is made possible through the generosity of ACMP-Associated Chamber Music Players (New York) and the J.S. Acker Trust (Prescott).