2021 Chamber Music Institute/So. Cal— Performer Application—July 6-18 —— Our 25th Year
Welcome! We love CHAMBER MUSIC and want to share great music with you! At the core of CMIsc is an opportunity to receive four intensive coaching sessions on the assigned literature (twice a week over two weeks). Quartets are carefully matched and assigned each summer. This will be our 25th summer and you may see lots of photos/videos of our 2020 July sessions celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday at https://chambermusicinstitute.com/2020-photos/

COACHED REHEARSALS July 6-18 (twice a week) in Cerritos, Placentia, and Tustin
Since the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage in our southern California area, we have decided to continue Chamber Music Institute/So Cal as we did last summer (2020). The tragedy of so many deaths in our counties leads us to decide that the best we can do is to wish for you a safe summer of good health. We encourage you to follow instructions to maintain social distancing, frequently washing your hands when “safer at home,” and wearing a mask when outdoors. At the same time we are fortunate as musicians to have the joy of playing our instruments when we’re feeling lonely or at a loss for “what to do?”

For July 2021 we are hoping that joining together in small groups of four or less people wearing masks, keeping our distance of 6 feet apart from each other and even rehearsing outdoors will be possible. We’re hoping for a July 18 concert at the Nixon Library at which we'll make a video of your group. This will be our 25th summer together and our aim is to celebrate with every group playing a short Haydn movement, as well as newer works that allow for improvisation. This summer also marks the 140th Birth Year of Bartok and 150th of Zemlinsky. If we have advanced applicants, we'll feature works by these composers.

Kay Pech, Director/Violin/Viola
Leslie Ho, Violin/Viola
Esther Back, Cello
Sarah Wallin Huff, Violin/Viola

APPLICATION by May 15. FEE: all fees are waived, thanks to several very generous donors

AUDITION (to help us place you with players of similar skill and experience)
• performing a 3 octave Major or minor scale and a solo of your choice demonstrating tone and vibrato [if this is too difficult for you, please consider waiting a year until you gain these skills]
• after you apply, you will be contacted for your choice of audition time on May 27 and 28, using FaceTime or Zoom.
• Pre-formed string quartets do not need to audition, but it would help us in selecting your assigned music; if you already know which Haydn movement you wish to study, the audition is not needed. It is highly recommended for pre-formed quartets to submit a video. Contact us for the video procedure.

INVITATION: Selected players will be invited (email) by June 4, 2021. After we have formed our groups, since we're all in a precarious health situation, we welcome additional applicants to form our Wait List. You will be informed about your chances after you apply.

TUITION: all fees are waived, thanks to several very generous donors. This includes the cost of music.

OUTDOOR COACHED REHEARSALS July 6-18 (twice a week) in Placentia and Cerritos. Indoor (large air-conditioned rooms) in Tustin's Lyceum Village.
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