Benefic Chamber Music Camp, Anna Vayman, Artistic Director, July 19th - July 28th, 2013 at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. New This Year: Due to popular demand, Benefic Chamber Music Camp is extended to 10 days!
Benefic Chamber Music Camp is intensive learning experience designed to enhance chamber music and collaborative skills of String, Wind, French Horn, and Piano students from High School through first years of college.
Students are instructed by artists and teachers of international renown, with extensive experience and expertise as educators, chamber musicians, and as members of major symphony orchestras.
Around 40 students attend each year, including many from the Philadelphia, New York, Washington and Chicago areas. Each student participates in two ensembles (mixed and alike), and Benefic Chamber Orchestra.
Camp Roster includes Faculty and Guest Artists from University of Cincinnati, Ball State University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Indianapolis Symphony, and Cincinnati Chamber and Cincinnati Symphony orchestras.
Camp activities include:
· Daily chamber ensemble coaching
· Record-and-Review ensemble sessions
· Individual coaching focused on mastering assigned chamber music repertoire
· Private lessons
· Master classes by Camp Faculty and Guest Artists
· Chamber Orchestra
· Concerto Competition: winner performs with BCMC Orchestra
· Guest Artist and Faculty Concerts and Presentations
· Student performances at Sursa Hall with high-tech tunable acoustics
Bonus programs include seminars and workshops on musician's development:
-Health and Wellness: Alexander Technique
-The Art of Collaboration
-The Art of Improvisation
-The Art of Sight-Reading
-The Art of Recording
-The Art of Composition
-Effective Practice Techniques
-Preparation to Public Performance: Strategies and Tips
-Instrument Maintenance and much more!
Application fee is waived for students applying before March 1st, and reduced tuition is offered to students applying before April 15th. Camp capacity is limited to 40 students.
Limited scholarships are available as well as discounts for pre-formed groups and siblings.
Camp takes place at the Music Instruction Building that features elite instructional facilities and one-of-a-kind Sursa Performance Hall.