Chamber Music Roundup in Fort Worth

2016 Festival and Workshop
May 9-14, 2016

THE FESTIVAL

Director: Dr. Misha Galaganov

The Chamber Music Roundup in Ft. Worth provides an opportunity for amateur musicians of all levels to play with top professional musicians, to enjoy working in chamber music groups with other music lovers, and to learn great compositions written for small ensembles. The workshop will begin with registration at 9:00 am, Monday, May 9, 2016 and will conclude after the participants' recital on Saturday, May 14th at 3:00 pm.

The Faculty Performance will take place on Friday evening, May 13th; attendance will be free for workshop participants. The festival will culminate in an informal concert on Saturday, May 14th. The concert will be recorded, and CDs of the participant performances will be available to the participants at no charge upon request.

 

STRUCTURE

One of the unique aspects of the festival is that amateurs work together with faculty members, as colleagues, in rehearsals and performances.

Other features of the festival:

Two Ensembles: Each participant will play in two different ensembles, one rehearsing in the morning, and the other in the afternoon. Each of the ensembles will include one top class professional musician to supervise and lead, as well as play in the group. Participants are provided with music in advance.

Orchestra and Chamber Music Reading: A small orchestra reading session is offered three mornings, and chamber music sight-reading sessions might be arranged for each afternoon by participants.

Music Theory: An extended education class is offered at no additional charge. The class will will address music theory questions in an easy-to-understand format through lectures, in-class demonstrations, and discussions.

History of Chamber Music: on Wednesday afternoon, May 11, the class will explore chamber music for instruments and voice by a variety of composers from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

 

ROUNDUP SCHEDULE – new this year!


Morning rehearsals (start at 10:30 am): Group 1 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (10:45); Group 2 on Tuesday and Thursday
Afternoon rehearsals (start at 2:45): Group 1 on Tuesday and Thursday; Group 2 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Monday

9 am – orientation
10 am refreshments
10:30 – GROUP 1 rehearsal
12 – lunch
1:30 – 2:20 Theory/History Classes
2:45 – 4 GROUP 2 rehearsal
4:30 – optional sight readings

Tuesday

9 – 9:50 am – Section coachings/Technique classes for all instruments involved in the Roundup
10 am refreshments
10:30 – GROUP 2 rehearsal
12 – lunch
1:30 – 2:20 Theory/History Classes
2:45 – 4 GROUP 1 rehearsal
4:30 – optional sight readings

Wednesday

9 am – reading orchestra
10 am refreshments
10:30 – GROUP 1 rehearsal
12 – lunch
1:30 – 2:20 Theory/History Classes
2:45 – 4 GROUP 2 rehearsal
4:30 – optional sight readings

Thursday

9 am – reading orchestra
10 am refreshments
10:30 – GROUP 2 rehearsal
12 – lunch
1:30 – 2:20 Theory/History Classes
2:45 – 4 GROUP 1 rehearsal
4:30 – optional sight readings

Friday

9 am – reading orchestra
10 am refreshments
10:45 – GROUP 1 rehearsal
12 – lunch
1:30 – 2:20 Theory/History Classes
2:45 – 4 GROUP 2 rehearsal
4:30 – optional sight readings
7 pm – faculty chamber music concert

Saturday

9 – 12 dress rehearsal
12 – free time
3 – final (informal performance)

 

PERFORMANCES

The Faculty Performance will take place on Friday evening, May 13th; attendance will be free for workshop and extended education class participants. The festival will culminate in an informal concert on Saturday, May 14th. The concert will be recorded, and CDs of the participant performances will be available to the participants at no charge upon request.

 

LOCATION

The Chamber Music Roundup in Fort Worth is based at Texas Christian University.

FACULTY

TBA

PRIVATE COACHING

Individual coaching may also be available from the faculty upon request, for an extra charge. These private sessions provide the opportunity to address any musical or technical issues in a more intensive one-on-one format.

OBSERVER OPTION: IF YOU WISH TO OBSERVE THE WORKSHOP BUT NOT PLAY

Those persons who LOVE chamber music and its creation process, but who do not desire to play, may observe any or all of the festival rehearsals and events (apart from private lessons) for a reduced fee. Observers may also make arrangements for private coaching.

 

ACCOMODATIONS

Roundup participants may stay in the Extended Stay America - Medical Center hotel for special Roundup group rates. Extended Stay hotel has access to a very nice biking/walking trail along Trinity River, and it is very close to TCU, Fort Worth Zoo, and University Village.

 

TUITION AND FEES

Adults - $550
Full-time students - $350
Observers - $300

The application/tuition deadline is February 15, 2016. You may apply on-line with a credit card below or print out the application and mail it with a check to:

Dr. Misha Galaganov, School of Music, Texas Christian University, TCU Box 297500, Fort Worth, TX 76129.

Make checks payable to—TCU,Chamber Music Roundup“. If you wish to request a blank, printed application for you to complete and mail back, please contact Dr. Misha Galaganov at (817) 257-6619 or m.galaganov@ tcu.edu.

OTHER INFORMATION/WEBSITE

If you have any questions about the festival, wish to become a corporate sponsor, or make a donation, please contact Dr. Misha Galaganov at 817-257-6619 or M.Galaganov@tcu.edu.

WEB APPLICATION (participants)

 

 

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For further information, contact

Dr. Misha Galaganov
Associate Professor of Viola and Violin
School of Music
Texas Christian University
TCU Box 297500
Fort Worth, TX 76129.
817.257.6619

Please also visit our Chamber Music Roundup Academy page at http://www.musicprep.tcu.edu/chamberacademy.asp

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