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Chamber Music Roundup Festival in Fort Worth

2018 Festival & Workshop
May 14-19, 2018

The Festival

Director:  Dr. Misha Galaganov

The Chamber Music Roundup in Fort Worth provides an opportunity for amateur musicians of all levels to play with top professional musicians, to enjoy working in chamber music groups with other music lovers, and to learn great compositions written for small ensembles.

The workshop will begin with registration at 9:00 am, Monday, May 14, 2018 and will conclude after the participants’ recital on Saturday, May 19th at 3:00 pm.

Registration and Schedule information is located at bottom of page.

Location

The Chamber Music Roundup in Fort Worth is hosted at Texas Christian University.

Performances

The Faculty Performance will take place on Friday evening, May 18th; attendance will be free for registered workshop participants and observers.

Faculty Performance, Friday, May 18, 7pm – Live Stream: https://youtu.be/JL6D4XV45f4

The festival will culminate in an informal concert on Saturday, May 19th.

Structure

One of the unique aspects of the festival is that amateurs work together with faculty members, as colleagues, in rehearsals and performances.

Other features include:

  • Two ensembles: Each participant will play in two different ensembles, one rehearsing in the morning, and the other in the afternoon. Each of the ensembles will include one top class professional musician to supervise and lead, as well as play in the group. Participants are provided with music in advance.
  • Orchestra and chamber music reading: A small orchestra reading session is offered three mornings, and chamber music sight-reading sessions might be arranged for each afternoon by participants.
  • New this year!  Art History Class:  An extended education class is will address general and music-related art history questions in an easy-to-understand format through lectures, in-class demonstrations, and discussions.
  • New this year!  Choir for All: Participants will continue learning the art of chamber music, but in purely vocal form. This class is very beneficial for all levels and ages of musicians of any instruments.

Faculty

  • Elisabeth Adkins, violin (TCU)
  • Mikylah McTeer, violin (West Virginia University)
  • Sunyoung Lee, viola (South Korea)
  • Misha Galaganov, viola (TCU)
  • Alexander Russakovsky, cello (University of Southern Mississippi)

Private Coaching

Individual coaching may also be available from the faculty upon request, for an extra charge. These private sessions provide the opportunity to address any musical or technical issues in a more intensive one-on-one format.

Observer Option

The workshop is also available to people who only want to observe the workshop but not play. Those persons who LOVE chamber music and its creation process, but who do not desire to play, may observe any or all of the festival rehearsals and events (apart from private lessons) for a reduced fee. Observers may also make arrangements for private coaching.

Other Information

If you have any questions about the festival, wish to become a corporate sponsor, or make a donation, please contact Dr. Misha Galaganov at 817-257-6619 or  m.galaganov@ tcu.edu.

Thanks to our Chamber Music Roundup Sponsors:

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Charlene Smith
  • Heather Marinello
  • TCU School of Music

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For further information about Chamber Music Roundup, contact:
Dr. Misha Galaganov
Professor of Viola and Violin
817-257-6619
m.galaganov@tcu.edu

Morning rehearsals (start at 10:30 AM)
Group 1 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (10:45)
Group 2 on Tuesday and Thursday

Afternoon rehearsals (start at 2:45 PM)
Group 1 on Tuesday and Thursday
Group 2 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Monday
9:00 AM – Orientation
10:00 AM – Refreshments
10:30 AM – Group 1 rehearsal
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 – 2:20 PM – Art Class/Choir
2:45 – 4:00 PM – Group 2 rehearsal
4:30 PM – Optional sight readings

Tuesday
9:00 – 9:50 AM – Reading Orchestra
10:00 AM – Refreshments
10:30 AM – Group 2 rehearsal
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 – 2:20 PM – Art Class/Choir
2:45 – 4:00 PM – Group 1 rehearsal
4:30 PM – Optional sight readings

Wednesday
9:00 AM – Section coachings/Technique classes for all instruments involved in the Roundup
10:00 AM – Refreshments
10:30 AM – Group 1 rehearsal
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 – 2:20 PM – Art Class/Choir
2:45 – 4:00 PM – Group 2 rehearsal
4:30 PM – Optional sight readings

Thursday
9:00 AM – Reading orchestra
10:00 AM – Refreshments
10:30 AM – Group 2 rehearsal
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 – 2:20 PM – Art Class/Choir
2:45 – 4:00 PM – Group 1 rehearsal
4:30 PM – Optional sight readings

Friday
9:00 AM – Reading orchestra
10:00 AM – Refreshments
10:45 AM – Group 1 rehearsal
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 – 2:20 PM – Art Class/Choir
2:45 – 4:00 PM – Group 2 rehearsal
4:30 PM – Optional sight readings
7:00 PM – Faculty chamber music concert

Saturday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – dress rehearsal
12:00 PM – Free time
3:00 PM – Final (informal performance)

Adults: $550
Full-time students: $350
Observers: $300

The application/tuition deadline is February 15, 2018.

You may apply online with a credit card below or print out the application and mail it with a check to:

Dr. Misha Galaganov
School of Music
Texas Christian University
TCU Box 297500
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Online Web Application Form

 

Make checks payable to TCU Chamber Music Roundup. If you wish to request a blank, printed application to complete and mail back, please contact Dr. Misha Galaganov at 817-257-6619 or m.galaganov@tcu.edu.

Roundup participants may stay in the Extended Stay America – Medical Center hotel for special Roundup group rates. Extended Stay hotel has access to a very nice biking/walking trail along Trinity River, and it is very close to TCU, Fort Worth Zoo, and University Village.