FASI Cello Boot Camp for young artists
Jul 9, 2012 to Jul 13, 2012, 9-3PM
This five-day intensive brings motivated students together for five days of focused study with Dr. Mark Chambers, a professor in the Department of Music at York University.
Activities will include daily masterclasses on a wide range of essential cello techniques, performance classes, cello ensemble rehearsals and private practice on daily assignments. The week concludes with a concert by selected student soloists and cello ensemble.
Cello students who have had at least three years of instruction (minimum Grade 6 RCM) are encouraged to apply.
Mark Chambers is a cellist, conductor and early music specialist. He studied cello with Martha Gerschefski, Lubomir Georgiev and David Miller, and has performed extensively in the US and Ontario as both a chamber musician and orchestral player.
At York, Dr. Chambers directs the York University Symphony Orchestra and the Baroque Ensemble. He performs in a piano trio with his faculty colleague Christina Petrowska Quilico and his wife Heather Chambers, and is also very active as a clinician and adjudicator throughout southern Ontario.
A former Theodore Presser Foundation Fellow, Dr. Chambers’ research interests include Baroque music, period instrument performance practice, the ‘Tartini Tone’, and scordatura, altered tunings for strings. He has authored several articles for the American String Teachers Journal and is a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
Workshop fee: $250 + HST
Fine Arts Summer Intensive (FASI) is a series of creative experiential workshops for high school and university students, emerging professionals and educators, offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University. From two-day training sessions to three-week boot camps, FASI offers intensive experiences in dance, design, film, music, theatre and visual arts designed to whip you into creative shape!
FASI is supported by York University's Academic Innovation Fund.