If you enjoy orchestra-playing and would like to try it in a smaller group, or if
you love to play in quartets, trios and the like, this is your chance to enter the
fun and sometimes intense world of chamber music. Covering music from the
Baroque to the present, this course offers full-group and small-group rehearsals
and coaching, as well as mini-lessons in music theory and history. We’ll end
the week with an informal concert. String players are the core of the course;
winds and brass are welcome too, but please sign up early to ensure the best
repertoire and parts. Please indicate your instrument on your registration form.
Performers should play at Suzuki book level 3 and above. Beth Abbate earned a B.A. and M.M. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University and currently teaches at the Boston Conservatory.