The Summer School Camerata is an ideal first ensemble experience for young string players, and for those who want to build their confidence surrounded by new friends.
This is a unique program, unlike any other in Victoria, where our team of tutors work all week with their section and lead daily tutorial sessions, giving each student individual attention and support.
In addition to ensemble participation, students will attend a range of voice, rhythm and games workshops to encourage the creative, social and fun aspects of music. Above all, the Camerata is a great way to make new friends from all over Victoria.
|STANDARD||*AMEB Grade 1-2|
|AGE||7 years +|
|INSTRUMENTS||Violin, viola, cello, double bass|
*NOTE: Before applying, please see important information for parents and teachers below.
Tania Casey is a passionate music educator, with a special interest in teaching beginning students. She has extensive experience in teaching junior string programs throughout Melbourne, and is currently teaching at Haileybury College. She has also worked with children’s choirs both in schools and in the community, and is a former director of the Berwick Youth Choir and the Da Capo Singers. For Tania, the voice is an integral tool in the development of skills essential in skilled and creative musicians.
FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS
Students need to be independent in the management of their instrument and should be competent using the first fundamental finger pattern in first position from the open string in G, D and A major tonalities. Violinists and viola players will be expected to use 4th finger. Some experience with basic shifting to harmonics and exposure to 3rd positions is required.
Students need experience with a range of bowing styles and articulations e.g. legato, detache, staccato, retakes as well as right and left hand pizzicato.
Importantly all students are required to possess music reading skills that support the above technical and musical parameters.
AMEB levels indicated are not a formal requirement, but are provided as a guide to the skills required.