Music is more fun with friends! Play in a duet/trio/quartet in our Ensemble Camp.
Not only do you get to experience one of the most musically satisfying experiences ever!!! – you also learn skills that make you a better solo musician as well!
This is not just piano duets! Since Flourish is a multi-instrument school, you may be paired with an instrument other than your own. Try traditional pairings like string quartet or rock band, or non-traditional pairings
The Ensemble Camp includes Masterclass coaching and rehearsal times for groups to practice together, plus a culminating video recital that will be recorded during camp to showcase the student performances.
Students in Flourish’s K-12 lesson program (any instrument or voice) are welcome to participate in ensemble camp!
Ensemble Camp 2021 Dates:
Registration Deadline: May 27
#1 Music is more fun together. Not only do you get to play with friends (with new or old) … also the complexity and beauty of the music you can make is increased with more participants. The whole is more than the sum of the parts. It is one of the most musically satisfying activities to make music together.
#2 Learn really important musical skills that will improve your solo playing. In an ensemble, you have to stay in tempo and can’t stop if something goes wrong. You learn how to count better, to listen better, to keep going and stay together even when a mistake is made. All of these skills will make you a better solo musician as well.
#3 Cultivate empathy, listening and skills needed to work together well in a team. The key to a successful ensemble group is sensitivity and close listening to each other while still playing your own part. From the rehearsal process to the final performance, members have to work together.
(Note: You must be enrolled in lessons at Flourish to register for Ensemble Camp)
The sky is the limit when it comes to musical pairings and selections! Some examples we have had before:
We group students together based on who signs up for camp, keeping in mind their age/level and what music they like. Then we pick a piece of music and often arrange it in a custom manner for that specific group. (ie we write parts for each ensemble member)
If you have any requests (for partners and/or music selections) just let us know and we will do our best.
#1 Small ensembles. You may play or sing in a large ensemble at school (choir/orchestra/band etc). That can be a lot of fun. But you are one in many other musicians. In a small ensemble, you are a featured role in the group; your participation is an integral part of the success of the ensemble. Students have to rely on each other, rather than on an adult conductor or teacher.
#2 Varied instrument groupings. Because Flourish offers instruction in various instruments, you can potentially have a group that includes other instrument or voices.
#3 Rehearsal all happens at camp under teacher supervision; no need to arrange rehearsal times with other students outside of camp! We want to make this as easy on the parents as possible 🙂
Flourish Music Academy
2170 35th Ave, Suite D
Greeley, CO 80634
Serving the Northern Colorado area, including Greeley, Evans, Eaton, Windsor, Johnstown, Milliken, Ault, LaSalle, Kersey, Loveland, Fort Collins, Platteville and more!