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Chamber Camp

June 15-18, 2014High School Chamber Music/ Piano Camp

Registration Deadline

June 2, 2014

Resident Camper: $310.00
Commuter: $165.00

Chamber Music/Piano Camp Handbook

Overview

Sam Houston State University presents an exciting High School Summer Chamber Music Camp for piano, strings, and winds, held June 15-18, 2014 in Huntsville, TX.

The camp is designed for young musicians who wish to participate in an intensive chamber music experience. State-of-the-art facilities offer the students an exquisite venue for music making. Extraordinary faculty that includes: Patricia Card (clarinet), Kevin Clifton (music theory), Peggy Demers (horn), Henry Howey (euphonium), Serena Rowe (oboe), Nathan Koch (bassoon), Javier Pinell (violin), Seth McAdow (saxophone), and Ilonka Rus-Edery (piano) will be performing and sharing their artistry with the students.

More information about the separate divisions of the High School Chamber Music Camp, activity schedules, and audition information can be found below. Links for the registration process can be found using the menu to the right of this page. You may also contact the camp director, Dr. Ilonka Rus-Edery, at ilonkarus@yahoo.com or (936)294-1385 for additional information.

We look forward to seeing you this summer in Huntsville!

Sincerely,

Ilonka Rus-Edery
Director of the High School Summer Chamber Music Camp
Sam Houston State University

Piano

Summary
We are focused on providing a fun and enriching music education for all students who participate in our program.
Pianists will spend three days of individual and chamber music lessons with highly qualified piano faculty, master classes, and the opportunity to perform in a concert.

Activities

  • Individual piano lessons
  • Master Classes - open to the public
  • Chamber Music Class- every student will be matched up by level and experience with other camp students to prepare and perform music for four hands one piano, six hands one piano, eight hands two pianos
  • Music Theory - campers will explore the fundamentals of music in this informative environment

Auditions
The auditions will take place on Sunday, after or prior to registration in the Recital Hall (see schedule).  Each camper should prepare two solo pieces by memory. ALL ability and experience levels are welcome.

Performance
The final performance will take place at 5:00pm on the last day of camp. Each camper will perform a solo piece and a chamber music piece that they worked on during camp.
The location will be indicated on the schedule and registration packet.
All campers must perform in the final performance. Camp will conclude at the end of the performance.

Afternoon & Night Activities
Afternoon and night activities will vary day-to-day. Activities will include:

  • movie night
  • dance night
  • visits to the University game room
  • other activities as announced

Winds and Strings

Summary
The Sam Houston State University Chamber Music Camp for strings, piano, and winds, will be held June 15-18.  This program is designed for young musicians who wish to participate in intensive chamber music training.  The schedule consists of daily coaching, rehearsals, master classes, performances and theory lessons by faculty of Sam Houston State University.  Pre-formed groups with prepared repertoire will be able to perform in opening master classes.
Activities

  • Individual lessons- students will study privately with Sam Houston State University applied music faculty.
  • Chamber Music Class- every student will be matched up by level and experience with other camp students to prepare and perform music for their appropriate discipline.
  • Master Classes- students will enjoy classes appropriate to their specific instrument.
  • Music Theory – campers will explore the fundamentals of music in this informative environment.

Auditions
The auditions will take place on Sunday, before or after registration.  Each camper should prepare material that will display their ability level. ALL ability and experience levels are welcome.

Performance
The final performance will take place at 5:00pm on the last day of camp. Each camper will perform a musical selection that they prepared during the camp.
The location will be indicated on the schedule and registration packet.
All campers must perform in the final performance. Camp will conclude at the end of the performance.

Afternoon & Night Activities
Afternoon and night activities will vary day-to-day. Activities may include:

  • movie night
  • dance night
  • visits to the University game room
  • other activities as announced

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