Frequently Asked Questions

Questions

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Why do we ask for a recording and a detailed list of chamber music experience?

Is repertoire assigned beforehand?

How many pieces of repertoire will be worked on?

Do you accept ensembles already in existence or only individuals?

Will there be an end of the week performance?
How much performing time is each group allotted?

Are there grants or scholarships for participation?

Ideas on where to rent/borrow instruments for the Festival?

How many different ensembles will there be in participation?

How much coaching time will be allotted to each group/participant?

Will each group be coached by a single or various coaches?

In addition to accommodation being offered, are there also meal plans available?

Is the Alexander Technique required?

Is the culminating performance required or optional?




Why do we ask for a recording and a detailed list of chamber music experience?
Much care is devoted to the organization of chamber music groups. A brief recorded sample as well as the nature of repertoire studied and performed will better enable us to determine each participant’s level of experience and accomplishment. If necessary, in lieu of a recording, an applicant may opt for a live or Skype audition.

Is repertoire assigned beforehand?

Absolutely! Repertoire will be assigned by mid-March so that participants have ample time to practice their parts and study scores in preparation for the festival. We will do our best to honor repertoire requests.

How many pieces of repertoire will be worked on?

Participants will be assigned to two groups. Each group will focus on one major work or two shorter ones.

Do you accept ensembles already in existence or only individuals?

Pre-formed groups are encouraged to attend. We will accept whatever repertoire the group would like to study.

Will there be an end of the week performance?

Yes. Sunday, May 19th will be reserved for performances in our beautiful Miller Recital Hall, home to our most high profile faculty, student and visiting artists solo and chamber music concerts.
About Miller Recital Hall

How much performing time is each group allotted?

With newly formed groups, we anticipate performances of select movements, rather than complete works. Pre-formed groups may have the opportunity to play more.

Are there grants or scholarships for participation?

There is no financial aid available at this time. If you are interested in sponsoring an MSM student‘s participation in our festival, please let us know.

Ideas on where to rent/borrow instruments for the Festival?

Joseph Tanen, Violinmaker
3111 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 / 212 663-6219
info@tanenviolins.com

Gradoux-Matt Rare Violins
31 East 28th Street
New York, NY 10016
212 582-7536
www.gradouxmattrareviolins.com


How many different ensembles will there be in participation?

This will all be determined in part by our enrollment. We anticipate up to 50 participants.

How much coaching time will be allotted to each group/participant?

Each participant will receive 2 hours of coaching per day and a half-hour individual private lesson on pertinent chamber music during the week.

Will each group be coached by a single or various coaches?

No two musicians learn the same way. In order to offer a more in depth understanding and varied approach, two coaches will be assigned to each group.

In addition to accommodation being offered, are there also meal plans available?

Meals are not included in the tuition. The MSM cafeteria offers quality, inexpensively priced food for every diet including a grill, salad bar and deli. In addition, as we are in close proximity to Columbia University, there is a wide variety of restaurants and take-out options to choose from.

Is the Alexander Technique required?

It is optional although due to popular appeal, Ms. Schiff will also be offering private sessions. Many of our faculty will also be available for additional lessons at their private lesson rates.

Is the culminating performance required or optional?

As the festival is performance driven, we anticipate that all participants will want the multiple performance experiences we offer.

Contact

acmf@lists.msmnyc.edu

Genevieve Jeuck,
Assistant to David Geber
917 493 4587

David Geber, Artistic Director

Linda Chesis, Artistic Director