Indian Hill Music, Littleton MA, Phone: 978-486-9524, Community music school offering private and group lessons, all ages, abilities, styles near Acton, Westford, Groton, Harvard, Chelmsford, Concord. Professional performance series featuring symphonic concerts by the Orchestra of Indian Hill, plus chamber music, jazz, and family events.
|9:30-10:30 am||Ensemble 1 Rehearsal|
|10:45 - 11:45 am||Ensemble 2 Rehearsal|
|11:45 am - 12:30 pm||Lunch Break|
|12:30 - 1:15 pm||Ensemble 1 Rehearsal|
|1:15 - 2:00 pm||Ensemble 2 Rehearsal|
|2:00 - 2:15 pm||Break|
|2:15 - 3:15 pm||Electives|
|3:15 - 4:30 pm||Flex Period - workshops, masterclasses, large ensemble, lessons, practice time|
Amy Lee, program coordinator, piano faculty, Co-Chair, IHM Piano Department
U.D. and M.M. in Piano Performance, Longy School of Music; additional studies at Boston University and Emerson College. Principal teachers: Randall Hodgkinson, Roberto Poli, Judith Ross
Amy is a multi-faceted musician who is passionate about collaboration, chamber music, and education. Her repertoire ranges from Bach and Martino to new music collaborations with young composers. She performs chamber music regularly with Trio d'amis and frequently collaborates with composer Timothy Dusenbury. From concert halls to libraries, salons and jazz clubs, Amy has performed internationally and across the East Coast, with chamber performances in the UK, the Sheung Wan Civic Center in Hong Kong, as well as recitals at in New York, Harvard University, Bentley University, and the Brevard Music Center. An active member of NEPTA and board chair of the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association (MMTA), she also enjoys giving guest music lectures at local colleges and high schools and performing community outreach. Aside from being a musician, Amy thoroughly enjoys photography, culinary arts, and third-wave coffee!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those effected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.
Students should have very good late intermediate to advanced playing and reading skills. Previous ensemble experience is not required.Do I have to audition?
After you register, you will be contacted to schedule a 15-20 minute placement appointment. The program coordinator will assess your playing level and musical interests in order to make the best placement for you in ensembles. Students should prepare one or two contrasting pieces representative of their current skill level. Instrumental students should have a minimum skill level equivalent to MMEA Eastern Junior District guidelines. Pianists should have understanding and control of key signatures to 4-5 accidentals, and playing capability equivalent or higher than this representative repertoire - Bach Inventions and Sinfonias, Mozart or Hadyn Sonatas, Chopin Noctures, Waltzes, Etudes, Mendelssohn Songs Without Words.
Students who participated in Chamber Music Intensive in the past or those who are current students at Indian Hill Music will not have to audition unless the coordinator requests it to help in ensemble placement.
Students should arrive between 9:15 and 9:30 am. Check-out time is 4:30-4:45 pm. For young teens or pre-teens an adult must come in to the building to check-out students at the end of each day of the program.Will I be able to practice the music before the program starts?
Once registration numbers are sufficient and ensembles have been formed, music will be selected and distributed to all the students, at least several weeks before the start of the program.Is home practice required?
The high level of this program requires that all students practice and prepare each piece diligently throughout the week. Coaches will be clear in their expectations about which sections in the music students need to work on. If sufficient time for individual practice is not available during the program hours, home practice is required.Is daily attendance required?
Yes. Each student in every ensemble is essential to success. In small ensembles a student's absence, even for part of a day, makes it much more difficult for the other musicians to make progress. Appointments and other activities should not be scheduled during the Chamber Music Intensive week.What should I wear?
The students should wear comfortable, casual clothing. T-shirts and shorts are okay. Footwear must be worn in the building at all times. For the concert on Friday standard concert dress will be required.What about lunch and snacks?
Students should provide their own lunch, drinks, and snacks for the week. Because nut allergies are so common, please avoid bringing anything with nuts. Students will have access to a refrigerator and microwave.Is the performance open to the public?
Yes. Family and friends are welcome to attend the closing performance on Friday at 5:00 pm.
September through June:
The programs of Indian Hill Music are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and with funds from the council administered by the Local Cultural Councils.