Does playing in a small group without a conductor sound like fun? Well, it is! It’s also a challenge, but chamber music is one of the most rewarding forms of musical performance. NVYO offers young musicians chamber music opportunities during the school year and in the summer as well.
Crescendo, our school-year chamber music program, holds auditions at the same time as the orchestras. Rehearsals are at a separate time and place from the orchestras’, and are arranged by the individual ensembles and coaches. A final recital is held the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Dal Segno is NVYO’s summer chamber music day camp program. Students in grades 5-9 learn to work cooperatively through chamber music concepts. Students receive training in both small ensemble and larger group performance. A performance completes the five-day camp session. (Dal Segno is a musical term that means “the sign” and indicates a return to an earlier place in the music. It’s pronounced Dahl SAYN-yo). Intermediate and Advanced levels are offered.