CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, firstname.lastname@example.org
String players and pianists looking to fine-tune their playing skills may want to take note of the performance-enhancing power of playing chamber music. Indeed, participating in small ensembles improves aural skills and encourages musical teamwork while spurring creative musical decisions and increasing a player’s sense of balance and intonation.
The Drake University Community School of Music will hold an informational meeting for string players and pianists interested in participating in small chamber ensembles at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Harmon Fine Arts Center, 25th Street and Carpenter Avenue. Placement auditions will begin immediately following the meeting.
Coached by Drake music faculty members Lin He and Ashley Sidon, individual ensembles will receive weekly, 45-minute private coaching sessions. Recitals will occur during the spring semester.
The cost of participating is $16.50 per person per session. For more information or to reserve an audition time, contact Christine Schneider at the Drake University Community School of Music at 515-271-4011. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Nov. 15.