Workshops
We are offering the following Workshops for the Academic Year 2015-16:

Villa Musica’s “INFORMANCE” SEries
This series of low key performance opportunities gives adult students the chance to perform for each other without pressure. Come share what you’ve been working on with other adults who understand. It is customary for us all to raise a glass in congratulations after the show and share in our triumphs. An accompanist is provided.

 

“Informance” dates for this academic year are:

Friday September 25, 2015 7:00pm

Friday November 13, 2015 7:00pm

Friday January 22, 2016 7:00pm

Friday March 11, 2016 7:00pm

Friday May 8, 2016 7:00pm

 

If you are interested in performing at one of our Informances please contact Hanna Guenther admin@jwc.villamusica.org

 

Chamber Music Seminar Series

Villa Musica announces a new Chamber Music Program of master classes for adult amateur chamber players. This program is designed for pre-formed groups seeking to develop their ensemble skills. Sessions in the program are being co-produced with Mainly Mozart as part of its “Living Room Concerts” series, with both organizations providing chamber coaches at each session. Due to a generous grant from the Irvine Foundation to Mainly Mozart, these sessions will be tuition-free to all participants who register with Mainly Mozart through June 2014. Pre-formed ensembles of two to six performers involving any instruments, including voice, and with any repertoire, are welcome.

 

2015 Schedule of sessions:
January 18, 2015, 1:00 pm
February 7, 2015, 7:00 pm
March 7, 2015, 7:00 pm
April 19, 2015, 1:00 pm
May 17, 2015, 1:00 pm

If you have an ensemble that would like to perform at a future master class, please send an email to the program’s director:
Isaac Allen iallen@jwc.villamusica.org

 

 

The Villa Musica Workshop Mission
In order for music learning to be successful, students should be given the opportunity to grasp ideas and techniques in small, intimate groups, where individual attention is paramount. It is for this reason that Villa Musica’s workshop series class sizes are so limited.

In keeping with the ethos of community music education throughout the world, Villa Musica tries also to eliminate elitist attitudes that intimidate and alienate students in this environment, and encourages openness and a sense of collaboration in all that we do.

It is therefore a priority for us to highlight that auditions are not necessary to participate in these workshops, and places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. However, it is important that the potential student verifies the suitability of their chosen workshop by reading, carefully, the course description and, when directed, prepares appropriate repertoire for discussion and direction during the workshop sessions.