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Chamber Music Master Class with Christopher Jenkins

November 6th, 2019 in Blog with NO COMMENTS

CMCB was pleased to welcome violist and musicologist Christopher Jenkins (Associate Dean and Liaison for the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Oberlin Conservatory) to lead a Chamber Music Masterclass.  The Community Music Center of Boston is growing its chamber music program this year.

Students that take part in BEAM and ISP programming are all engaged in chamber music groups, consisting of 2-5 students per group that meet once a week with faculty coaches to focus on the essential skills that come with being a chamber musician, including team work and communication.

Christopher worked with five student groups on Saturday afternoon, identifying and working through a particular theme and area for growth with each group. Here are the groups he worked with during the master class:

1.String Duo (Viola/Cello): Pachelbel Canon

Bibiana Bautista
Bethiel Araia

2. Flute/Guitar Duo: Afro-Cuban Lullaby (Traditional Cuban Melody)

Kory Garcia
Kenny Mai

3. String Trio: (2 violins/viola) Cambini Trio

Sergine Muzac
Stanley Ng
Ashley Jiang

Christopher Jenkins stands with a violin as he helps a student

4. String Quintet (2 violins, 2 violas, cello): Mozart Viola Quintet in Bb, K146 Minuet and Trio

Justin Gao
Abigail Araia
Jean-Caleb Belizaire
Gavin Lin
Lila Aylwin

5. String Quartet: Quartet in C Major, Op.33, No.3 IV: Rondo (also pictured in video above)

YaoZu Chen
Liat Rimoni
Samuel Muzac
Sherry Xu

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