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Ensemble-rama (Ages 10+)

Classes fill quickly. Call (617) 277-4593 to register!

Designed for intermediate to advanced instrumental students, Brookline Music School’s Summer ENSEMBLE-RAMA! weeks provide a varied full-day of musical exploration, ranging from traditional classical music, to jazz improvisation and composition.

Requirements: Ages 10 and up, minimum 2 years private instruction;  informal placement audition required.

For more info or to schedule an audition, contact chamber music coordinator Egle Jarkova at: ejarkova@bmsmusic.org

Secrets of Chamber

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The morning session of ENSEMBLE-RAMA! focuses on the exciting tradition of classical chamber music, grouping students into level-appropriate instrumental trios and quartets that rehearse selections for performance at the week’s end.  The varied morning schedule includes a balance of:

  • Group warm-ups
  • Sight-reading practice
  • Small-group coaching and rehearsals
  • Music history & listening response exercises
  • Supervised individual practice time
  • Larger group master classes and workshops

All That Jazz!

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Following lunch, young musicians put on their jazz hats and delve into the colorful world of improvisation, jazz, and the blues. Larger group workshops and smaller ensemble activities include:

  • Improvisation games
  • Original jazz composition project
  • Learning the Blues Scale
  • Listening and learning from the greats of Jazz History
  • Classical-to-Jazz Theory “Translation” Workshop
Session IAgeDaysTimeLengthDatesInstructorCost 2017
FULL DAY 10+ MTWThF 9 - 4 1 week, 7 hours 6/26 - 6/30 BMS String and Winds Faculty $750 Register
Morning Only 10+ MTWThF 9 - 12:15 1 week, 3.25 hours 6/26 - 6/30 BMS String and Winds Faculty $425 Register
Afternoon Only 10+ MTWThF 12:45 - 4 1 week, 3.25 hours 6/26 - 6/30 BMS String and Winds Faculty $425 Register
NEW: Extended Day 10+ MTWThF 4-5 1 hour 6/26 - 6/30 BMS String and Winds Faculty $15/Day Register
Session IIAgeDaysTimeLengthDatesInstructorCost 2017
FULL DAY 10+ MTWThF 9 - 4 1 week, 7 hours 8/14 - 8/18 BMS String and Winds Faculty $750 Register
Morning Only 10+ MTWThF 9 - 12:15 1 week, 3.25 hours 8/14 - 8/18 BMS String and Winds Faculty $425 Register
Afternoon Only 10+ MTWThF 12:45 - 4 1 week, 3.25 hours 8/14 - 8/18 BMS String and Winds Faculty $425 Register
NEW: Extended Day 10+ MTWThF 4-5 1 hour 8/14 - 8/18 BMS String and Winds Faculty $15/Day Register

*Discount for Sibling in Full Day: $50

*Discount for Sibling in Half Day: $25

Brookline Music School
25 Kennard Road
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: (617) 277-4593
Fax: (617) 277-4437

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