2020 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 great small ensemble music for piano, string, percussion, woodwind & brass players. No previous chamber music experience needed; separate youth (13-18) and adult (18-onwards) tracks are available. Adult learners group also 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 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, May 31 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, 2020 Workshop Host.

The course fee of $215.00 includes 6 hours of coach-led sessions, ensemble rehearsal time, sheet music, clinic, Friday dinner, great experience and great fun!

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

2020 Workshop Schedule (subject to change)

Friday May 29

12:30-1:00        check-in and warmup
1:00-2:30          Clinic, topic TBA
2:30-4:00          Session 1a (break included)
4:00-5:30          Session 2b (break included)
5:30-6:15          Dinner (catered)
6:30-7:30          Informal public concert (details TBA)

Saturday May 30

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, May 31

11:30 – 2:30  Session 7a, 8b and dress rehearsal

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: The Chamber Music Network (New York) and the J.S. Acker Trust (Prescott).