Cultivating Artistry. THIS is what NCCMI does through the teaching and experience of chamber music. While the weekly coaching sessions are the foundation of the learning process, our students learn through all of our enriching events, workshops and opportunities.
To get it all started, we had an amazing IN PERSON(!) orientation on Sept. 11. And then our groups began the process of getting to know one another, learning their music and absorbing the inspiring wisdom of their teachers. It is going to be a terrific year with over 90 students in 24 small ensembles including a woodwind trio. There will be concerts both formal and light-hearted, among them our Pop Up Parks and Pop Up Libraries events all across Wake County.
The general public get to join in the fun attending our October 30 “Beethoven and Beyond” concert. This event is made possible by the North Carolina Arts Council which awarded NCCMI’s its first ever state grant (a “Spark the Arts” award). The concert is part of our newly-minted IMPACT Series. Look for our Chamber Treasures Concert on MLK, Jr. Day to hear amazing works by Black composers. Feel the INSIDE of a cello and then hear some heartfelt music at our Valentine’s Concert with Tactile Tour of Instruments in February. NCCMI has two new community partners: White Plains and North Raleigh United Methodist Churches will be providing weekly class space for ensembles. Both the North Carolina Symphony and Chamber Music Raleigh continue as valuable partners; many of their stellar artists will be providing master class opportunities for NCCMI.
We are so proud of all our musicians, families, teachers, volunteers and trustees for their consistent belief in the value of chamber music in educating the WHOLE musician. Let’s get it started!