Summertrios

inspire and transform musicians of all levels

Virtual  Workshops for

Strings, Winds, Piano, & Voice

of all levels

Possible In-person workshops

June 2021

Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

Watch for an announcement of the fall festival & registration

Scroll down for more info about Summer 2020

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Summertrios

inspire and transform musicians of all levels

Welcome to Virtual Summertrios 2020

June 21 – 25, 2020

Join us as we Zoom into June for 4 days of interactive sessions for strings, winds, and piano. Scroll down to explore the wide range of options from favorites adapted to our circumstances like Piano Night and Receptions to inventive new choices. The talented (and adaptable!) Summertrios Faculty share useful, interesting information to enrich your music-making despite the limitations of distance learning. All sessions will take place on Zoom, so they are interactive in real time.

While Summertrios will be a virtual experience this year, our community can remain connected and energized as we celebrate and support the Summertrios Faculty.

ABOUT

Summertrios offers Workshops for adult string, wind, piano instrumentalists, and vocalists of all levels in an array of styles from chamber music to Tango. Whether you are an advanced player, are returning to your instrument, or are a diligent late starter, we invite you to join the Summertrios community. 

Each workshop is designed to inspire and transform a musical journey. Participants immerse themselves in music, receive coaching, and play with the world-class Summertrios faculty. They attend daily Lab Sessions,  have ample chances for sight reading and a variety of performance opportunities and Faculty concerts to attend. Everything happens in an atmosphere of camaraderie and fun. Please scroll down to learn more about Summertrios 2020.

"...the whole experience was amazing. Really transformative. Count me in as a regular from here on out! Just want to say thank you again! I loved every minute of it".

 

​Step up to your absolute best and play chamber music with Summertrios' world-class faculty! Choose  two works to rehearse and perform with the gifted and caring concertizing teachers. Receive daily coachings, rehearsals, and Lab Sessions. There are ample opportunities to sight read with fellow participants. 

ProAm WEEK
 
JUNE 6-13, 2020
Play with Summertrios faculty.
STRINGS, WINDS, PIANO
APPROACHING CHAMBER MUSIC
 
JUNE 12-14, 2020
 
Supportive exploration of chamber music.
STRING, PIANO

Summertrios welcomes you to delve further into the chamber music you have always wanted to play, or try it for the very first time. Approaching Chamber Music is a Workshop designed for both pianists and string players with previous chamber music experience AND those who are curious but have yet to give it a try. This immersive  three-day program welcomes instrumentalists into a supported learning experience

IMPROV ACROSS MUSIC
 
JUNE 13-20, 2020
Anyone can improvise.
ALL INSTRUMENTS

Anyone can improvise! Join expert bassist/composer/educator Mark Helias in an inspiring exploration of ensemble improvisation. Winds, strings, pianists, composers, and percussionists of all levels and musical backgrounds work together in small groups to discover the joy of improvising in a collegial, supportive setting.   

 
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JUNE 2020 OFFERINGS

Come see what Play in the Key of Rhythm is all about. Shem meets with those who are curious about this offering to explain how this virtual version will work. Free and fun.

See the session here

PLAY IN THE KEY OF RHYTHM
INTRO SESSION
WITH SHEM GUIBBORY 
All Instruments
1 Session    |     Free

Make your rehearsal preparation and practice skills more effective in these sessions where participants play, listen and give feedback to one another as peers. Think of this as your first rehearsal. Is there a passage that you are really not sure how to approach?  Submit it to us in advance and get ready to have some fun. Faculty members Sara, Linda and Shem gently guide the conversation, focusing on how to communicate constructively to others - and to yourself. Bring excerpts from the chamber music repertoire whether familiar to you or brand new. Members of pre-formed groups are invited to choose a section of their piece 

to play individually.

COMMUNICATION AND TRUST: HOW TO GIVE AND RECEIVE IN REHEARSAL AND PRACTICE
WITH SHEM GUIBBORY, SARA MALE, AND LINDA ROSENTHAL
All Instruments
SOLD OUT

Shem guides participants through Steve Reich’s exciting, iconic Music for Pieces of Wood in a session designed to develop your feeling for rhythm, listening, and ensemble. Play on tuned claves (if available) or drumsticks and breakthrough musical barriers as Shem shows you “how rhythm sings”. An original member of “Steve Reich and Musicians” Shem performed the work many times with the ensemble’s master percussionists. Format: Participants must buy the music at their earliest convenience here

Participants have access to practice tracks and additional free sessions for practice help will meet

Friday June 12, 11am ET

Wednesday June 17, 11am ET

6 sessions 

PLAY IN THE KEY OF RHYTHM
WITH SHEM GUIBBORY
All Instruments
SOLD OUT

Join the discussion with faculty and participants to share solutions to the challenges of virtual teaching, learning and playing. Topics include: about microphones and their sound quality, pricing and technical “difficulty”; Ethernet; tools for recording and sharing files, editing, all about lag time. Kate Dillingham moderates

HOW TO SOUND YOUR BEST, VIRTUALLY
MODERATED BY KATE DILLINGHAM
All Instruments
1 Session   |   Free

By separating rhythm from pitch in notation, Kim helps you lay the steady foundation needed to understand the reading and execution of rhythm as a separate skill or task from producing a pitch. These sessions give precise guidelines for developing your sense of inner pulse, and show you how to divide each beat internally to form the rhythms in the music you play. Learn to practice these elements in chamber music settings or solo settings, complete with online rhythm and pulse training resources and connection to Kim's Facebook page for personalized practice support.
Also included are written rhythm and pulse exercises for your use at home with a metronome or even together in a group setting .

FEELING INNER PULSE AND RHYTHM
WITH KIM FOSTER
All Instruments
1 Session   |   $30

Join Doris as she explores the many practices involved in playing a wind instrument as part of a mixed instrument chamber ensemble. She’ll address the unique issues facing musicians including cuing and breath, intonation between winds, strings and piano, and the blending of instruments with differing timbres.
This session is open to all instruments.