Chamber Music Youth Program
Fibonacci Fun was created to provide interested student musicians the opportunity to experience chamber music from the perspective of the performer. What does this mean and how does it happen?
First, a student chooses a type of work to prepare. The number of players may vary from a duet, trio, quartet, or even a quintet or sextet. With the assistance of our Program Director and their private instructor, the student will discuss which size and instrumentation best fits their level of ability, and repertoire will be chosen to fit their specific scenario.
Some students may have a previously formed group; others may have the desire to form a new one. In either case, the director will assist them in choosing appropriate repertoire and finding additional players if needed. Once the repertoire and ensemble have been selected, the student can get to the fun part: learning and performing a chamber music composition.
Individual practice will begin the process, guided by the students’ private instructors.
Interpretation and implementation of musical and logistical ideas will be the primary responsibility of the Fibonacci Fun coaches, who will work with ensembles on a bi-weekly basis. Additional coaching sessions may be scheduled at the student’s expense.
Finally, after each step of the process has been completed, there will be a performance. In addition, other performance opportunities will be made available to student musicians, including visits to school music programs, assisted living facilities for seniors, or private functions the musicians may schedule on their own. The most important part of learning and mastering a chamber work is performance. To that end, Chamber Music Amarillo is here to support and encourage our musicians in every way possible.
For more information on Fibonacci Fun, please contact Program Director, Jayson Bishop at (404) 312-3280.
During concert week, musicians arrive ready to participate in generous artistic collaborations not only on stage but in the community. CMA Artists take time out of their week to present upcoming repertoire in local Amarillo nursing and assisted living centers. In addition to the music, the artists take meet and greet with the residents to get a deeper insight on the music and the artists.
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