Tucson Adult Chamber Players

September 10–November 12, 2017

Information Session
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10am–2pm
U of A, Fred Fox School of Music, Room 170

Come for more information, to meet coaches, and for placement auditions (no one is turned away!)
> Schedule your audition time

Fall Session Begins
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Fall Session Recital
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 1pm
Pima Communicate College Center for the Arts
Recital Hall

Registration
Cost: $195
By registering for this program, you are making a commitment to yourself and to your ensemble to practice between rehearsals, to be available for 8 coaching sessions over the 10-week period, and to be available for the recital. If you have travel plans, please let your group and your coach know so you can schedule accordingly.


TACP is a chamber music educational opportunity offered twice a year by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music to amateur string, wind and piano players. This program brings together musicians from all over Tucson and Southern Arizona, helps to build musical communities, provides world-class learning opportunities, and brings the joy and passion of chamber music into daily life.

Who can join?
Any string, wind or piano player is welcome to join.
Are you dusting off your fiddle after 25 years away? Come join us!
Do you currently play with a chamber ensemble? Your group is welcome to join!
Are you an adult beginner? A semi-professional musician? This is for you.

How does it work?
Participants form chamber groups with the help of experienced coaches. Over the next two months, you have 8 90-minute coaching sessions. At the end, you get to show off what you’ve learned at a recital at Pima Community College Center for the Arts. Adults of all levels and abilities are welcome to join!

New participants are asked to attend an information session with the coaches and program director. This is a great opportunity for you to meet us, and for us to hear you play. After hearing everyone, we will build groups based on ability, and will assign repertoire that will be an enjoyable challenge for each group.

When and where do we rehearse?
Rehearsals arranged by each group based on mutual availability, and are held in the homes of the participants, at the home of one of the coaches, or, occasionally, at the Fred Fox School of Music.

Have more questions?
Email the program director, Kaety Byerley, tacp@arizonachambermusic.org


Coaches

YVONNE CREANGA

Romanian-born violist Yvonne Creanga studied at the University of Michigan and the Yale School of Music with Raphael Hillyer. She earned diplomas in chamber music performance from the Conservatoire Américain and L’Accademia Chigiana. Her ensembles have won prizes at numerous chamber music competitions. Yvonne is currently a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

EMILY CHAO

Originally from Edison, NJ, Emily made her solo debut at age 13 with the Union Symphony Orchestra in Union, NJ. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from New England Conservatory, and a DMA degree from Boston University. As a member of the Iris Quartet, she has given recitals and coached chamber music at the Lyceum Music Festival. She is currently a member of the Desert Camerata Trio.

JUAN MEJIA

After his early studies in Medellín Columbia, Juan attended Interlochen Arts Academy and completed his Masters degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he worked to bring chamber music to low income students. In 2016 he received a graduate Fellowship award at the University of Arizona where he is pursuing his DMA degree in Cello Performance.

EVAN KORY

Originally from Nogales, Arizona, pianist and historical keyboardist Evan Kory recently completed his DMA degree in Piano Performance at Manhattan School of Music and a Master's degree in Historical Performance at The Juilliard School. He is a former faculty member of the Interlochen Center for the Arts and is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts in Patagonia, AZ where he performs solo and chamber music repertoire.

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