MOUNTAINSIDE MUSIC PROGRAMS
Have a listen to Bach & Vivaldi Concertos
Take the weekend to enjoy the culture of Nelson, hike the surrounding mountains, enjoy a swim in the lovely Kootenay Lake or just kick back and relax in the fresh mountain air.
June 21-23, 2019
Hone your Cello Skills: "THE ESSENCE OF SOUND"
Director and Inspiring Cellist, Jeff Faragher is pleased to announce that he will be joined by Calgary, cellist, composer and teacher from Calgary ~ Michael van der Sloot.
What draws most students to the cello is its deep, rich & sonorous tone. A lot more goes into capturing the iconic cello sound than most people realize. Join Cellists, Jeff Faragher and Michael van der Sloot for 12 hours of instruction in exploring the critical elements that go into capturing that desired rich tone. Over the 3 days, we will focus on the importance of intonation, appropriate application of vibrato & bow technique. Registrants will experience plenty of hands-on practice through music selections ranging from exercises to cello group pieces
Sessions will be arranged according to levels of experience so that each cellist will have their own needs addressed. Together Jeff & Michael will guide the students through an enjoyable and enriching cello journey.
For: Intermediate to Advanced players
Adults and youth ages 13+
Register for Chamber Strings and get 10% discount off Cello Focus tuition.
New students to the Cello now have the opportunity to AUDIT the CELLO FOCUS for $60 for all 3 days. Observing the sessions can be truly helpful for your cello journey as it can improve your playing now and the information you hear and see will be familiar to you in the future as you progress.
Fri: (4-7 pm) Nelson Covenant Church, Stanley St.
Sat: (10-4 pm) Nelson Covenant Church
Sat Eve: (7-8:30 pm) Concert with Jeff & Michael
Sun: (10-2) Mountain Lakes, Nelson BC
Community is welcome to attend the inspiring concerts by Faculty
July 8-12, 2019
This intensive week long program is for String players wanting to enrich your music studies while playing w/ other enthusiastic students of Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass.
Participants will be assigned to a small string ensemble as well as playing in a larger Orchestra. Chamber groups will be formed in advance to match skill levels based or application.
Included in this stimulating camp package are daily rehearsals & sectionals w/ coaching, a private lesson, fabulous faculty performance & our final student concert.
For Adults & Youth (13+) Intermediate to advanced. Minimum RCM 6
Our Faculty include Cellists Jeff Faragher and Olivia Walsh with Violinists Cvetozar Vutev and Martine den Bok who are all professional musicians and excellent quality instructors of strings. They will all work closely with our students daily during the Chamber Strings week offering small ensemble coaching, orchestral conducting, warm-ups, sectionals, and private lessons
(one 45' lesson per registrant).
We strongly encourage all participants to take the time before arriving at camp on Monday to learn your parts. If your part is either too challenging or way too easy please contact Sue once the music is sent out. Sometimes easier parts can give you an opportunity to master the music and spend time at camp refining the elements of ensemble playing. The goal of the coaching in ensembles is to focus on playing as an ensemble so it is important to know your part well. Time will be available during the week for further practice individually as well as with your small ensembles. Each afternoon after ensemble coaching with a faculty member, it is strongly recommended that you commit to spending additional time with your ensemble until the camp is over for the day. When Lessons are happening ensembles can practice with players who are available with good success and interesting learning on how parts fit together.
Please plan in advance to attend the wonderful faculty concert on Tuesday as they are here to kick off the week and to inspire all of musically!!
Music provided by June 7, 2019
Warm ups: 9-9:30 scales & body stretches
Orchestra: 9:30-11 daily
Sectionals 11:30-12:30 (M-Th)
Lunch 12:30-1 (bring lunch, fridges & microwave avail)
Ensembles 1-2:30 (M-Th) 11:30-12:30 (Fri)
Lessons & 2:45-4 ish
Final Concert: 2pm Friday
Faculty concert: 7 pm Tuesday
Luthier- Ross Hill from AEOLIAN STRINGS in Calgary will be on site during the chamber week and available for re-hairings, minor repairs, retail sales of instruments, bows, strings, and other accessories. TBA if he will attend this year!
NELSON CONVENANT CHURCH
702 Stanley St. Nelson, BC
There are SEVERAL coaching, rehearsal, and practice spaces for students to enjoy all day and all week! Space will be available for practice from 8 am to 5pm. Arrangements can be made for earlier or later hours.
Have a listen to Bach & Vivaldi Concertos
NEW! Advanced Students who have registered in the program are encouraged to apply to be soloist with our orchestra. We will be playing the Bach Double Violin Concerto (BWV 1043) and Vivaldi Cello Concerto (RV 399). For more information on applying CLICK HERE.