Certificate of Achievement in Chamber Music

Description

This Certificate of Achievement in Chamber music offers a course of study for current Eastman students interested in gaining additional skills in chamber music performance, public speaking, engaging audiences of all ages, entrepreneurial thinking, grant writing, and concert production. The goal of this certificate program is for students to be able to successfully launch and self-run a chamber music ensemble upon graduation. It is the hope that the student will emerge as a professional small ensemble player ready to contribute to rural or urban life by creating performance and educational opportunities, and discovering ways to use their art to make a difference in the community. The Certificate of Achievement in Chamber Music is open to all ESM students, both undergraduate and graduate.

Admission

Students are strongly encouraged to apply as a pre-formed group, with a history of working together. Only groups of 3 or more plays will be eligible, with the exception of piano duos. Students that are not able to apply as a pre-formed group will still be considered, provided they have a serious chamber music group to work with them in their final semester of the certificate, both in coachings and in the Capstone Project performance.

The application requires the completion of the application form, a letter of recommendation from a chamber music coach, and a live audition (as a group, if applicable, or as a soloist). Students must complete all degree requirements in CHB before applying for the certificate (Exception: Guitar majors can apply after 2 years of CHB).

What are the requirements? 

CORE REQUIREMENTS

Course

Credits

Details

CHB 210

3 credits

Chamber Music*

CHB 286

1 credit

Eastman To Go: Must be taken in conjunction with CHB 210 or 245

ALC 212

2 credits

Entrepreneurial Thinking

*Students must take 3 semesters of CHB 210 beyond the applicants degree requirement. 

ELECTIVES

Course

Credits

Details

Upper level CHB Course

3-4 credits

Any interdisciplinary upper level course offered by the CHB department in conjunction with TH, HUM, or MHS

ALC 211

1 credit

Public Speaking for Musicians

ALC 211

1 credit

Gift and Grant Seeking

ALC 221

1 credit

Leadership Issues in Music

*In development*

1 credit

Engaging the Concert Audience

Questions?

Elinor Freer
Assistant Professor of Chamber Music
Program Director, Certificate of Achievement in Chamber Music
efreer@esm.rochester.edu