THE CASTLEMAN QUARTET PROGRAM

in residence at

S.U.N.Y.Fredonia

 

What to Expect at QP

*COST*

$5500 attendance for 7 weeks June 8-July 27, 2014

$2750 attendance for 3 weeks, June 8-29 or July 6-27

$3650 attendance for 4 weeks at CQP (including Sonata Week) June 8-July 6, or June 29-July-27

*CHECKLIST OF WHAT TO BRING TO FREDONIA 14063 *

Music stand/mute/extra strings/solo and chamber music parts and scores...Stationery/ hangers/laundry bag/swimsuit/$ for movies and snacks, Every room has its own computer outlets, but you may need an ethernet connector. Linens supplied. Wireless internet capacity. Computer banks in the library may be used to check email & access the internet. Laundry is free, except for the soap. Plenty of free parking.

 

*CURRICULUM*

The Castleman Quartet Program, in its forty-second season, develops both individual and ensemble skills and explores group dynamics, with at least 3 hours quartet rehearsal and 3 hours solo practice scheduled daily.

            

                SOLO

There are 2 1/2 lessons the first three weeks\. The fourth week features duo coaching and a private lesson.

 

Each seven-week participant selects, from solo repertory entirely learned at CQP, a work (up to 15 minutes), to be performed in a public concert at Fredonia, previewed when possible at an off-campus venue. There is a comparable performance opportunity for the three-week participant at either location

Each seven-week participant selects a work with significant piano partnership (which may or may not be the performed work) for duo coaching the fourth week. 

The private teacher is available daily for practice help.

Every seven-week participant is taught/helped by all CQP teachers of his/her instrument.

Four pianists with extensive accompanying experience are available for collaborative work.

              

                  QUARTET

Each participant is placed in a string quartet which performs a complete work every three weeks preceded by an off-campus tryout.

There are 9 hours of coaching on each work.

The quartet, by the final performance, is expected to be able to project its own ideas as well as those of the several coaches, taking responsibility for difficult interpretative decisions.

Each participant takes part in a weekly sight-reading session organized by the Director.

                   PIANO

INTERNSHIPS for Four Pianists with FLEXIBILITY and COLLABORATIVE EXPERIENCE  

 

The Castleman Quartet Program has for over 20 years offered a piano intern program whereby young artists, employed or working on advanced academic degrees, spend from 4 to 7 weeks at THE CASTLEMAN QUARTET PROGRAM, residing this coming summer at SUNY Fredonia from June 8 until July 27.

 

Attendance for Piano Interns is tuition-free, for seven weeks, or the first four weeks, the last four weeks, or the last three weeks. Room and board is supplied, but the position is unsalaried. Each intern has a piano to himself/ herself, for practice and for rehearsal by appointment in the afternoon/evening. Many works are learned, all of which will be coached with Kyoko Hashimoto at QP East. Many will be performed.

Applicants for the piano intern program of  THE CASTLEMAN QUARTET PROGRAM should send a CV, (including contact information) plus all works studied/performed to date, of whatever size, including violin, viola, and/or cello. Please also send a 15-20 minute CD/DVD of  movements/ excerpts in 3 contrasting styles. At least one should be chamber music- a Sonata is satisfactory. 

Please indicate if you are applying for less than seven weeks. Applications will be accepted until the end of March.

 

*SUMMER CONTACT INFORMATION*

Castleman Quartet Program East

Grissom Hall (physical location)

280 Central Ave.

University Commons

Fredonia NY 14063 (mail address)

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*RECREATION*

---Fredonia is one hour's drive from Niagara Falls.

For other local happenings, the Fredonia Village Chamber of Commerce website is: http://www.fredoniachamber.org/visit.html

*DAILY SCHEDULE*

7:30

Wakeup

7:30-8:30

 

Breakfast

8:45-10:45

Quartet rehearsal

11:00-1:00

Private practice (practice help during this period)

1:15-2:00

 

Lunch

 

One more hour

Quartet rehearsal

6:00- 7:00

 

Dinner

 

One more hour

Private practice

8:00

Concerts


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