Playing music in an ensemble of any size takes copious application of many senses at once! It’s not a race mentality, with a feel of “every man for himself!”, which would result in total cacophony. Rather, musicians work together to create the whole of the music. They take turns leading the melody and providing the hushed accompaniment. They must breathe together as one in order to begin together. Music created in an ensemble has motion – and the story that an ensemble can tell is a vibrant one, with many layers and textures. Come to the Teen Strings Camp and explore what it takes to play with others and tell a story. Follow a conductor’s gestures – how to come in together, when to get louder, quieter, faster, and slower, and when to bring your part out, and when to be the accompaniment! Work on these aspects of musicianship as you also try playing as an ensemble without a conductor. Learn how to create gestures and cues for others to follow, such as for entrances, fermatas, and cut-offs. Hone your listening skills as you work together to tell the story as one. This is a great opportunity to focus on playing in an ensemble for one fabulous week. Join Mr. Chris this July!
July 8-12, 12:00 – 1:00pm, Sewickley, ages 11-17, COST $125
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