Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School Announces and Summer Ensembles, Workshops and Camps

RIPhil.logoNEW.blue.MAINA listing of summer workshops, ensembles and camps for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School this spring and summer is below. All ensembles, summer camps and workshops are held at the RI Philharmonic’s Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence.

Chamber Music Camp
Monday-Friday, June 25-29, 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

This one-week intensive chamber music workshop is for young people and adults who play strings, woodwinds, brass or piano. Although prior chamber music skills are not required, applicants should have good music reading skills. In addition to daily coaching, the program includes rehearsals, masterclasses and performances. Already established chamber groups are welcome, and we offer a one-day enrollment for adults.

 Applications for the Chamber Music Camp are due May 15. Applications received after May 15 will be handled on a space-available basis.

Alternative Strings Ensemble
Tuesdays, July 10-August 28, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Alternative Strings Ensemble explores alternative styles and different string playing techniques used in rock, jazz and folk music. Come learn to chop, improvise and play chords on your instrument along with a drummer and keyboard player, then incorporate these into some familiar songs. This group is open to string players with more than three years of experience. Perfect for older strings players that want to have fun and a great challenge for younger players.  No audition required!

Piano Plus & Piano Kids
Monday-Friday, July 30-August 3, 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Piano Plus is an opportunity for intermediate and advanced students to enjoy their piano studies in a varied workshop that includes piano four hands, coaching, accompaniment, supervised practicing and music appreciation class. There are daily discussions on many aspects of piano playing including effective practicing, performance preparation, music memorization and more. Piano Plus Workshop will conclude with a recital of all the participants who will be featured accompanying soloists and playing piano pieces for four, six or eight hands.

Piano Kids is designed for beginners between the ages of six and 10 who are just starting their piano studies. The day will begin with warm-up piano exercises. Then it will be filled with musical games, daily composer sessions and learning simple duets, which will be performed in a recital.

 Applications for Piano Plus and Piano Kids are due May 15. Applications received after May 15 will be handled on a space-available basis.

Jazz Rock & Blues Camp
Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Week 2: Monday-Friday, Aug. 6-10, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

This one or two-week intensive summer workshop gives middle and high school music students the opportunity to develop musicianship, collaborate with other musicians and gain confidence in performance. Curriculum includes music theory, improvisation, introduction to a recording studio, styles class for drummers and Latin percussion. Prior jazz, rock and blues experience is not required.

 Applications for Jazz Rock & Blues Camp are due June 15. Applications received after June 15 will be handled on a space-available basis.

Trombone Workshop
Tuesday-Thursday, August 14-16, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Trombone Workshop provides the fundamentals of brass playing and performance of innovative repertoire for low brass ensemble. Alexei Doohovsky is a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra’s trombone section and serves on the faculties of Rhode Island College and Brown University. This workshop welcomes middle and high school students who play trombone, euphonium or tuba.drivw

 

At-A-Glance

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Chamber Music
Monday-Friday, June 25-29, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Applications are due May 15. Applications received after May 15 will be handled on a space-available basis.

Alternative Strings Ensemble
Tuesdays, July 10-August 28, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Piano Plus & Piano Kids
Monday-Friday, July 30-August 3, 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Applications are due May 15. Applications received after May 15 will be handled on a space-available basis.

Jazz, Rock & Blues
Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Week 2: Monday-Friday, Aug. 6-10, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Applications are due June 15. Applications received after June 15 will be handled on a space-available basis.

 Trombone Workshop
Tuesday-Thursday, August 14-16, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

 All ensembles, summer camps and workshops are held at the RI Philharmonic’s Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence.

 

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