Nov 22, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 University Catalogue

MMED 659 Chamber Music Ensembles in School Orchestra



3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Chamber Music Ensembles in School Orchestra. Chamber Music combines the soloist element of
playing with the ideal of the orchestral team player, while conserving individual sounds and
personalities. Playing chamber music is one of the best ways to introduce ensemble techniques to
string players. In order to coexist as an ensemble there must be essential values such as
partnership, collaboration, respect, consideration, unity, and empathy. These innate
traits are essential in both rehearsal and performance. Chamber music embraces elements such
as unity in sound, mastery in ensemble, rhythmic precision, visual awareness, and a sense of
flexibility. Learning these elements through chamber music will transfer into any type of
playing, whether in the orchestral setting or in solo playing. This course will focus on
developing instructional and rehearsal skills for teaching and performing chamber music with public
school students. Students are expected to bring a string instrument as playing will be a
significant component of the course.

This course is not repeatable for credit.