Portland Summer Ensembles

a chamber music workshop for young musicians
piano, strings, and percussion

Monday July 14th - Saturday July 19th, 2014 at Marylhurst University

Faculty Concert

July 17th, 2014 at 7:00pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Avenue

Student Concert

July 19th, 2014 at 7:00pm
St. Anne’s Chapel, Marylhurst University

This year, there will be one six-day workshop - July 14th-19th.

The workshop will give students the opportunity to play, study, and perform chamber music with other young musicians of a similar level. Students will receive instruction in a variety of aspects of ensemble music making, including practice and performance techniques, and other activities designed to enhance the art of ensemble playing. Each day includes chamber ensemble rehearsals, movement and rhythm classes, coachings, master classes with the outstanding Portland Summer Ensembles faculty and guest artists. The workshop will take place on the beautiful Marylhurst University campus, located 10 miles from downtown Portland, Oregon.

Sample Daily Schedule (subject to change)
9am-10amGroup Class
(theory/rhythm/history)
10am-12pmRehearsal/Coaching
12pm -1pmLunch
1pm-2pmLecture/Demonstration
2pm-4pmMaster Class or Sectionals
4pm-5pmRehearsal/Coaching

2012 Portland Summer Ensembles

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2012 Faculty Plays Kenji Bunch

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Portland Summer Ensembles Mission Statement

The mission of the program is to encourage young musicians of all ages and all economic levels to understand that they can keep music in their lives whether they pursue a career in music or whether they choose to take other career paths. Through teaching them the art of playing with others we hope to open up to them the art and repertoire of ensemble playing and instill in them a lasting sense of music as a grounding force in their lives. We also hope to give them a means of relating in a meaningful way to other people of all ages and all cultures.