CMC TWO EDUCATION FELLOWS
2024 CMC TWO EDUCATION FELLOWS INVITATION TO APPLY
Deadline: December 8, 2023
Chamber Music Charleston (CMC) is now accepting applications for the CMC TWO Education Fellows program, a 4-month program for four accomplished, disciplined, motivated, and responsible High School Strings Seniors at the Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) who successfully completed the Fall Senior Thesis Semester Class.
The 2024 CMC TWO Education Fellows will be selected from the Senior Thesis students who apply for the program. The goal is to select four students to make up either one string quartet. The fellows will be provided with repertoire to prepare (see repertoire list below) and be required to attend all schedule performances and coachings, in addition to rehearsing at least once a week on their own between coachings. Coachings will take place at SOA during B days between 8:30-10am. CMC will provide the coaching to ensure the students successfully prepare for the performances for elementary school audiences. Coachings will be provided by CMC professional musicians (to ensure music is performed to a high standard) and the director of Chamber Music Charleston (to oversee the overall quality of the program).
Musicians must prepare their individual parts in advance of all coachings and rehearsals.
Fellows who successfully complete the program and perform all of the scheduled concerts will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Chamber Music Charleston to be used for their 2024-2025 college year.
This program is a part of Chamber Music Charleston’s Youth Chamber Music Initiative.
Depending on the number of applicants, an audition may be required to select the participating students. More information will be provided after the December 8 deadline.
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2023 CMC TWO EDUCATION FELLOWS SCHEDULE AND REPERTOIRE
Below is the general schedule and repertoire overview.
Once the group is determined, a specific schedule will be developed with any scheduling restrictions taken into account. Individual rehearsals and coachings are expected to take place on B days during the first block. In-School concerts will also take place on B days during the first block.
PROGRAM 1: INTRODUCTION TO STRING INSTRUMENTS. Each fellow will introduce their instrument to the students, performing a selection of solos to illustrate how the instruments make sound. We then discuss chamber music and perform two individual movements.
Haydn String Quartet movement TBA
Singleton “Testimony” for String Quartet
Week of January 22: one orientation/score study session
Week of January 29: one coaching; group practice on own
Week of February 5: one coaching; group practice on own
Weeks of February 112 and/or 19: up to three in-school performances
PROGRAM 2: EXPANDING ON THE STRING QUARTET. The quartet will perform two more quartets before working with students in small groups to help them learn their class music.
Repertoire: Rhiannon Giddens “At the Purchaser’s Option with Variations”
Dvořák: String Quartet movement selection or other Quartet TBA
Week of March 4: one coaching/score study; group practice on own
Week of March 11: one coaching; group practice on own
Week of March 18: one coaching; group practice on own
Weeks of March 25: up to three in-school performances
PROGRAM 3: FINAL STRING QUARTET EXPERIENCE. The quartet will perform two more quartets before working with students in small groups to help them learn their class music.
Week of April 8: one coaching/score study; group practice on own
Week of April 15: one coaching; group practice on own
Week of April 22: one coaching; group practice on own
Week of April 29: up to three in-school performances
FINAL PERFORMANCE (Part of CMC TWO Spring Concert)
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 7pm. West Ashley Theater Center.