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The PRIZM Chamber Music Festival for musicians, 12 years or older, will be at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, June 10-15, 2013. The PRIZM Ensemble is ensemble-in-residence at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church and St. George's Episcopal Church and consists of world-class musicians from the Memphis area.
To participate in the Festival, students must be 12 years or older, and have a minimum of two years experience with their instrument. Local amateur musicians are invited and encouraged to participate. Preformed groups are encouraged to attend. The instruments that are eligible are as follows:
Woodwinds-flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone
Brass-trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba
Evening concerts given by the PRIZM Ensemble are kid-friendly and will take place at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church. Childcare is provided and children in the nursery will be invited to enjoy select pieces on each concert. Admission to all concerts during the festival is free with a suggested donation of $10.
2013 Festival Faculty
Daniel Gilbert, violin, The PRIZM Ensemble
Searmi Park, violin, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Anthony Gilbert, viola, The PRIZM Ensemble
Caitlin Sullivan, cello, IRIS Orchestra
Paul Vest, cello, The PRIZM Ensemble
Alice K. Dade, flute, U. of Missouri-Columbia faculty
Anna Pennington, oboe, United States Military Academy (West Point)
Carina Nyberg-Washington, clarinet, The PRIZM Ensemble/Festival Artistic Director
Lecolion Washington, bassoon, The PRIZM Ensemble/U. of Memphis faculty/Festival Director
Dan Phillips, horn, The PRIZM Ensemble/U. of Memphis faculty
Peter Miyamoto, piano, U. of Missouri-Columbia faculty
Mary Wilson, soprano
Featured Works are:
About the Festival
Each group will receive daily chamber music coachings, participate in masterclasses, and have the opportunity to perform in pre-concert recitals.
Select students will play alongside the faculty in a chamber group and perform in evening faculty concerts. In addition, all string players and selected wind participants will play in an orchestra without a conductor, based on the model made popular by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which continues its philosophy of performing without a conductor and rotating musical leadership roles for each work, and thus changing and challenging the way the world thinks about musicians, conductors, and orchestras. The Orpheus Orchestra also strives to empower its musicians by integrating them into virtually every facet of the organization, and the PRIZM Ensemble follows this principle.
In addition to the daily practice experience and routines, all students will have daily classes in topics ranging from music theory to music history to music appreciation.
For more information, contact Lecolion Washington at (901) 361-6454.
Tuition and Placement Performances
$325 is the general tuition for the Festival. There is an early bird tuition of $300 (10% off) for all participants who are paid in full by April 1. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance must be paid by June 1, 2012. Registration can be done online or by downloading and completing a paper registration form. Make checks payable to The PRIZM Ensemble and mail the registration form and a check to:
P.O. Box 171361
Memphis, TN 38187-1361
Shady Grove Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of Shady Grove and Yates at:
5530 Shady Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38120-2498