Empire State Youth Orchestras’ Woodwind and Brass Chamber Program is an opportunity for young musicians to engage in collaborative music-making in small ensembles, coached by ESYO’s best teachers. This course will help students develop a deeper understanding of balance, blend, intonation, rhythm, and will guide them in the creation of a musical narrative with their musical peers.
Chamber music is what defines most music genres – it’s what lies at the heart of a rock band, a jazz combo, a hip hop group and a string quartet. While it may come in many shapes and sizes, the one consistent factor is teamwork. Chamber musicians are honing their skills, including knowing when to lead, when to listen, taking responsibility for one another, constant communication and problem solving collaboratively. Participating in a chamber group will allow students to develop many fundamental musical qualities in a focused and fun way. It is also a wonderful way for students to form bonds of friendship and musical partnerships with each other.
Ideally suited for woodwind and brass musicians in grades 5-9 who are comfortable playing NYSSMA level 2-4.
NOTE: Chamber groups will be created based on enrollment. These might include duos, trios, quintets, or any number of other varieties of small and large ensembles.
Check back in the Fall for 2017-18 season details.