1:00pm - 3:00pm
College of the Canyons Valencia
Pico Canyon Hall, Room 202
Directed by Rachel Iba, MFA
Chamber Ensemble Musicians will become familiar with standard chamber repertoire, take personal responsibility for their part within an ensemble, as well as develop leadership, rehearsal and communication skills. Students will rehearse in small groups and participate in 'work in progress' performances, community outreach, take part in the large concert at the end of the semester, as well as recitals.
🎵 Who needs to audition for Chamber Music ?
(see requirements at bottom of this page)
🎵 ALL NEW STUDENTS musicians who did not participate in Chamber Music Ensemble during the prior semester who wish to join the ensemble must audition.
🎵 Who does not need to audition for Chamber Music ?
🎵 All students who participated in Chamber Music Ensemble during the prior semester do not need to audition. Continuing students must fill out the online enrollment form prior to in-person registration.
🎵 Concurrent enrollment in Orchestra, Novae Sinfonia or Advanced Brass is strongly recommended.
🎵 🎵 SKILL LEVEL & AUDITION REQUIREMENTS - MINIMUM:
The typical Chamber Music student has a minimum of 2 years experience playing their chosen instrument. Placement in ensembles is based on ability as determined by the Chamber Music Director.
🎵 All students auditioning for Orchestra, Advanced Brass or Novae Sinfonia may also use that audition for their Chamber Music Ensemble audition. Please be sure to indicate you are auditioning for chamber music as well as a core orchestral section on your audition form.
1st Violins - Can play 3-octave major scale and the relative minor
2nd Violins - Can play a 2-octave D major scale and the relative minor.
🎵Violas: - Can play a 2-octave G major scale and the relative minor.
🎵Cellos: - Can play a 2-octave D major scale and 1-octave of the relative minor.
🎵Basses: - Can play a 1-octave D major scale and the relative minor.
🎵Winds & Brass: Can play 2-octave major & minor scales, up to 4 sharps & flats
🎶 Chamber Musician member is is able to play a major solo from the repertoire for their instrument, excluding band and orchestra parts.
🎶 Chamber Musician member is able to consult with their music teacher for appropriate music.
🎶 Chamber Musician is able to sight-read from the coming semester’s music.