Collaborative Piano Study Main Promo

EMF’s Collaborative Piano track is designed to meet the educational needs of young artists whose focus and career plans include work as accompanists and chamber musicians. Coursework will focus on practical aspects of collaborative piano: instrumental accompanying, score reading and preparation, skills and techniques required for successful ensemble playing and other repertoire and rehearsal techniques.

Private Lessons

EMF's Piano Program is an intensive study with the Festival's resident faculty and visiting artists. Young artists work on repertoire already in progress and new repertoire, improving technique and musicianship. Participants have ready access to pianos for daily practice and rehearsals.

Literature Classes & Performace Seminars

Students participate in weekly performance classes led by piano faculty. The small-group settings offer a supportive atmosphere for the development of performance skills. Piano literature classes and seminars focus on a variety of subjects integral to accompanying and collaborative work with other instrumentalists. Additional topics covered include: interpretation, repertoire, technique and performance practice.

Chamber Music & Ensembles

Collaborative piano students participate in ensembles. Students may be assigned to chamber music groups, orchestral parts and piano ensemble study, or they may be selected to accompany other instrumentalists in sonata or concerto literature. All assignments are made at the discretion of the piano faculty.

Chamber ensembles rehearse 3-4 times a week. Two of the weekly rehearsals are coached by EMF’s renowned artist faculty. Chamber ensembles are often invited to perform on the Young Artists Chamber Music Recital Series.

Performance Opportuniteis

Collaborative pianists perform in master classes, studio classes, chamber music recitals, community outreach concerts, and reading sessions with EMF conducting scholars. Some participants rehearse and perform with the Young Artists orchestras under the baton of EMF’s resident conductors or other festival ensembles. In addition, program participants work with the concerto competition finalists to prepare for the competition's final round.

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