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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 21 - JULY 26, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014 7:00 PM: Chamber Concert for Participants
Monteabaro Recital Hall, Howard Community College Horowitz Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, July 24, 2014 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. 

NEW! Chamber Music Seminars to enhance your workshop experience!

Seminar I - June 21 (Sat) 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: "Effective Chamber Music Rehearsal Strategies"
 - Learn how to break things down and team things up during rehearsals. Bring your music scores and chamber music partners and we will help you devise a plan.

Seminar II - June 28 (Sat) 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: "Successful Chamber Music Performance Planning"
 - Learn about successful performance planning, stage presence, pre-concert warm up techniques, etc., tailored to your upcoming performances.

Seminar III – June 28 (Sat) 3:20 PM – 4:50 PM: “Instrumental Playing Techniques for Chamber Music”
 - 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.

Please note the following important dates:

May 26, 2014 – Inquiry Deadline for Individual Applicants who do not have a group
                       Deadline to submit digital recordings

June 2, 2014 –  Registration Form & Required Electronic Documents Deadline

                                     Click here to download the GPT Chamber Music Workshop Registration Form
                                    
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June 9, 2014 –  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 24, 2014.~

June 21, 2014 (Sat., 1:30 to 2:00 PM, HVPA 155) – Orientation
June 21, 2014
(Sat., 2:00 to 3:30 PM, HVPA 155) – Seminar I - “Effective Chamber Music Rehearsal Strategies”
June 28, 2014 (Sat., 1:30 to 3:00 PM, HVPA 140) – Seminar II - “Successful Chamber Music Performance Planning”
June 28, 2014 (Sat., 3:20 to 4:50 PM, Various) – Seminar III- “Instrumental Playing Techniques for Chamber Music”
July 21, 2014 (Mon., after 6:00 PM, MRH) – GPT Combined Masterclass I
July 22, 2014 (Tues., after 6:00 PM, MRH) – GPT Combined Masterclass II
July 24, 2014 (Thurs., 7:30 PM, Vantage House) – Outreach Concert
July 26, 2014 (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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