Advanced Chamber Music

At an advanced level, teachers will often say we play music with our ears—our ears have to demand a specific sound from our fingers. When playing on our own, it may be difficult to form an audio imagery of the music in our minds, but in chamber music we can take stimulation from the ensemble’s playing, we can listen to how another player shapes a musical phrase and then imagine how that phrase should be responded on our instrument.

Such attentive listening also inspires us to find and solve technical problems, because if we cannot make the intended musical response to our partner’s playing, then something is not right with our technique and we owe it to our chamber partners to fix it.

Participants of the Advanced Chamber Music course will be required to rehearse on a regular basis with a designated chamber group.