Ensemble Training

Ages 9–14

In our ensemble classes, students develop their collaborative playing, artistic, technical, and general musicianship skills while experiencing the joy of making music with friends and our expert faculty coaches. Our chamber music program provides older students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and passion for music through the study and performance of the world's greatest chamber music repertoire.

Tuesdays at Crowden are dedicated to chamber music

Tuesday Ensemble Training

Preparatory String Ensemble

Ages 9–12

Doris Fukawa, Conductor

14 weeks
Register now! Tuesdays, 4:00–5:30pm
Spring: January 24–May 16 (no class February 21, April 4), recital on May 16 at 6:30pm
Tuition: $465 per 14-week semester

In this ensemble for mixed strings, students work on following a conductor, playing as a group, and developing intonation, bowing, and phrasing. Repertoire includes beginning-level arrangements of standard string repertoire. A portion of each rehearsal is devoted to the development of musicianship skills, including ear training, sight-singing, and general music literacy.

Students are required to study privately with a teacher of their choice. Placement interview required.

Chamber Orchestra

Ages 10–14
Göran Berg, Doris Fukawa, Eugene Sor, Conductors


14 weeks
Register now! Tuesdays, 4:00–5:30pm
Spring: January 24–May 16 (no class February 21, April 4), recital on May 16 at 6:30pm
Tuition: $465 per 14-week semester

Crowden’s Chamber Orchestra is intended for string players with advanced reading ability and instrumental technique.

Participants develop and strengthen ensemble-playing skills through the study of standard string orchestra and chamber music literature. Semester culminates with a recital on the last day of class.

Students are required to study privately with a teacher of their choice. Placement interview required.

Registration

Registration Deadlines:

      • January 2, 2017 (spring)

Click below to register for a placement interview. The deadline to register for Spring 2017 is January 2, 2017. Upon receipt of your registration information, along with your $15 registration fee, Crowden will contact you to schedule the interview. Applicants should be prepared to play two pieces of contrasting style and to sight-read a short excerpt. Upon review of auditions, Crowden will contact students regarding acceptance into the programs for which they have applied.

Register for Placement Interview: Preparatory Strings

Register for Placement Interview: Chamber Orchestra

Ensemble playing is the heart of a Crowden education.

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