What is ChamberFlex?
ChamberFlex provides high-level chamber music experiences to talented young musicians (high school instrumentalists ages 13-18). The program is designed for advanced students who love chamber music and need a more flexible schedule for rehearsals and coachings. Participants, by invite only, are matched into small groups of three to five students according to their age, level, and (ideally) location. Ensembles receive coachings from local professional musicians and participate in a variety of performances and activities. Working in small ensembles instills skills that all young performers can use throughout their education and careers. Chamber music provides the perfect opportunity for a positive peer group dynamic, allowing a productive outlet for artistic exploration, creativity and expression.
ChamberFlex ensembles are formed each fall and stay together through the spring. Students are required to commit to both the fall and spring semesters.
Each ensemble receives 8 coaching sessions between October and May.
In addition to coaching sessions, ensembles will rehearse weekly on their own for one hour, and usually pick the most centrally located homes for rehearsals. Ensembles will rehearse on coaching days, or the week of a coaching, if at all possible.
Ensembles will work towards submitting an application to the Coltman Chamber Music Competition in the spring (March 24, 2018).
Students will receive FREE admission to all Saturday Synchronism Concerts from October to April.
- Sunday, January 20 at 12:30pm with violinist Harumi Rhodes at Armstrong Community Music School
A retirement home/outreach performance
- Sunday, April 15 (time and location TBA)
End of year collaborative concert
- Saturday, May 9 at either 1:00pm or 3:00pm (time determined with ensembles individually) at Westlake United Methodist Church, 1460 Redbud Trail.
How to participate in ChamberFlex
ChamberFlex is currently an invite only program either through an ACMC faculty or teacher recommendation. However, if you have interest in participating in the program please contact ACMC Director of Education.
Students interested will be required submit a video audition of a solo/etude of their choice (3-5 minutes) that show off the student’s level of playing technically and musically. This will be in place of a live placement audition.
Already established ensembles are encouraged to contact ACMC Director of Education if interested. In this case an ensemble audition video will be requested (3-5 minutes) if necessary.
Ideally students doing this program will live or go to school close to each other.
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|Full tuition – 1 chamber ensemble||$320|
|Full tuition – 2 chamber ensembles||$640|
No tuition refunds will be given after tuition payment is received for the program.
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