"The coaches are world-class musicians and people, and the participants are friendly, eager to learn, and excited to make music. It is one of the best chamber ensemble workshops out there for learning more about a particular piece, your ensemble skills, and your own playing abilities." -- Pro-Am participant
June 24 to 30, 2019 Community Music School of Webster University 535 Garden Avenue Webster Groves, MO 63119 Tuition $350 (due at time of registration)
The Missouri Chamber Music Festival (MOCM) Pro-Am places adult amateur instrumentalists in chamber ensembles of various sizes and instrumentation to work with faculty Player/Coaches. The collaborative faculty have included members of the St. Louis and Boston Symphony Orchestras, the Arianna String Quartet, and other St. Louis area performers and teachers.
Activities Each ensemble will rehearse with its coach for a series of sessions over the workshop week, culminating in a weekend performance. The ProAm experience also includes events such as Group Readings, Masterclasses, Faculty presentations and Concerts, practice and reading sessions, and social events.
Repertoire Individuals as well as pre-formed groups are encouraged to apply. Individual participants will be assigned groups and repertoire 6-8 weeks in advance of the workshop. Assignments are based on playing level and prior chamber music experience. Repertoire requests will be granted when possible and ensemble requests are accepted. All participants are encouraged to learn their parts in advance of the workshop.
Questions? Contact the Community Music School of Webster University at 314.968.5939.
Past Pro-Am Faculty Artists Andrews Cuneo, bassoon Felicia Foland, bassoon Melissa Brooks, cello David Kim, cello Ken Kulosa, cello Alvin McCall, cello Catherine Lehr Ramos, cello Jennifer Lucht, cello Bjorn Ranheim, cello Scott Andrews, clarinet Dana Hotle, clarinet Jennifer Nitchman, flute Thomas Jostlein, french horn Nina Ferrigno, piano Ruth Price, piano Vera Parkin, piano Patti Wolff, piano Mike Chen, viola Shannon Williams, viola Chris Tantillo, viola Heidi Harris, violin Eva Kozma, violin Kyle Lombard, violin Wendy Rosen, violin Angie Smart, violin Shawn Weil, violin