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Amateur Chamber Music Retreat

The Chamber Music Retreat is designed for string players and pianists (and occasionally other instrumentalists) who love to play, want a chance to work on their chamber music skills, and would like to share their enthusiasm for music with old and new friends for a weekend at Garth Newel. No professional experience is required or expected. Preference will be given to pre-formed groups in the application process.

The weekend is full of chamber music coachings, rehearsals with fellow participants, reading sessions, a final performance by retreat groups, recreation, great food, company and conversation.

Please register early, and join us for this weekend of fun and friendship, packed with unforgettable musical experiences!

March 10-13, 2016

Participants receive all meals, residence on Garth Newel grounds (pending availability), and chamber music coachings, performance, and seminars.

Topics include:

  • Ensemble playing
  • Listening skills
  • Rehearsal and practice techniques
  • Intonation
  • Rhythm
  • Musical interpretation

THE 2016 AMATEUR RETREAT IS NOW FULL.  PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER IN THE YEAR FOR THE APPLICATION FOR THE 2017 AMATEUR RETREAT.


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