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Gemini Piano Trio Chamber Music Workshop

Continuing their tradition of high-quality music education, the award-winning Gemini Piano Trio, consisting of Drs. Benjamin Myers (cello), Hsiu-Hui Wang (piano), and Sheng-Tsung Wang (violin), conduct their five-week coaching workshop for chamber music ensembles. Past participants of the workshop have been accepted to major music conservatories, All State orchestras and ensembles, and have gone on to win international and major state and area competitions.

Gemini Piano Trio

Hsiu-Hui Wang, Piano
Sheng-Tsung Wang, Violin
Benjamin Myers, Violoncello

JUNE 20 - JULY 25, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015 7:00 PM: Chamber Concert for Participants
Monteabaro Recital Hall, Howard Community College Horowitz Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:30pm - Outreach Concert, Vantage House, Columbia, Maryland
This event is NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Piano & Cello DuoTrout Quintet
Piano & Cello DuoPiano Quintet

The Gemini Piano Trio Chamber Music Workshop is open to a limit of ten pre-formed intermediate to advanced level groups preferably with performance-ready repertoire. Depending on the number enrolled, an audition may be held. Other outreach performing opportunities may be offered.

Any Chamber Grouping! Bring your Duo, Trio, Quartet, or Quintet—Strings, Winds, or Brass—any instrument combinations OR any instrument with piano

Basic Workshop Fee is $395 tuition + $20 fee, per person, for one group.  This is an all-inclusive cost which includes 4 one-hour coachings, one masterclass given by all members of the Gemini Piano Trio, and three chamber music seminars. For those who would like to participate in a second group, an additional discounted workshop fee of $192 + $16 fee, per person is applied.

All participants are required to participate in both performances and in at least one masterclass.

Interested pre-formed groups should contact Dr. Benjamin Myers. Individual instrumentalists without a pre-formed group must contact Dr. Benjamin Myers by the inquiry deadline below or sooner to be put on a wait list to form a possible chamber group. Placement is not guaranteed; payment will not be required until placement is confirmed. All first-time participants must submit, via email or through YouTube, a digital audio or video recording of his/her playing ability, along with the completed registration form. 

 Chamber Music Seminars to enhance your workshop experience!

Seminar I - June 20 (Sat) 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: "Effective Chamber Music Rehearsal Strategies - Synchronicity in Motion and Time"
 - Learn how to see beyond the scores and devise a plan for practicing your parts, as well as learning how to run a successful rehearsal as a team.  Q & A session regarding the Workshop - June 20 (Sat) 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (following Seminar I).  We will address any questions regarding    the workshop including the orientation materials we sent out.

Seminar II - July 1 (Wed) 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM: "Instrument Playing Techiniques for Chamber Music - Sectional masterclass with GPT members"
 - Similar to a sectional, this seminar will workshop specific instrumental techniques (keyboard, strings, winds, etc.).  You will learn about special chamber music techniques for your specific instrument and receive advice to overcome challenging sections in your parts.

Seminar III – July 10 (Fri) 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: “Stage Peace - Successful Chamber Music Performance Planning - Overcoming Stage Fright and Building Individual and Group Confidence"
 - Learn about successful performance planning and how to stay calm and centered during a performance.  Other performance related topics will also be addressed.

Please note the following important dates:

June 1, 2015 – Inquiry Deadline for Individual Applicants who do not have a group
                          Deadline to submit digital recordings

June 6, 2015 – Extended Registration Form & Required Electronic Documents Deadline
                                     Click here to download the GPT Chamber Music Workshop Registration Form
                                    
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June 8, 2015 – Tuition Payment Deadline (if payment is not received in full by this date, participants will not be permitted to participate in the program)

*Featured Workshop Events*

~All events are held at the Horowitz Center for Visual and Performing Arts (HVPA) at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD, except the Vantage House Concert on July 23, 2015.~

June 20, 2015 (Sat., 1:30 to 3:00 PM, HVPA TBA) – Seminar I - "Effective Chamber Music Rehearsal Strategy - Synchronicity in Motion and Time" 

June 20, 2015 (Sat., 3:30 to 4:00 PM, HVPA TBA) – Q & A session regarding the Workshop
July 1, 2015 (Wed., 7:30 to 9:00 PM, HVPA TBA) – Seminar II - “Instrumental Playing Techiniques for Chamber Music  - Sectional masterclass with GPT members"
July 10, 2015 (Fri., 7:30 to 9:00 PM, HVPA TBA) – Seminar III- “Stage Peace - Successful Chamber Music Performance Planning - Overcoming Stage Fright and Building Indiviual and Group Confidence"
July 20, 2015 (Mon., after 6:00 PM, MRH) – GPT Combined Masterclass I

July 21, 2015 (Tues., after 6:00 PM, MRH) – GPT Combined Masterclass II
July 23, 2015 (Thurs., 7:30 PM, Vantage House) – Outreach Concert
July 25, 2015 (Sat., 7:00 PM, MRH) – Final Workshop Concert

For more information about registration, please contact Mr. James Bailey at JBailey@howardcc.edu or call (443) 518-4297.

For more information about the Gemini Piano Trio, please visit www.geminipianotrio.com.

"I want to thank you three wonderful coaches for all your generous, kind and helpful suggestions and direction. . . I especially appreciate your positive and encouraging manner - something that helps your students to aspire to do better and better. . . ” – Carol B., violinist

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