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NCCMI Workshops and Master Classes


Each NCCMI Ensemble is required to participate in at least one Workshop or Master Class, as part of their NCCMI curriculum requirements.

The general public is welcome to attend these free events!


Events 2020-21

Formal Performances

• Performance Reviews – January 9 and 10 – Zoom Webinar
Groups perform for a panel of teachers, receiving written feedback and scores.
• Spring Concerts – May 16, 2021 – Church of the Nativity
Final major event of year. Awards ceremony takes place in the middle of timeframe.

Master Classes

• James Ehnes – October 4 – Zoom
• Beilman / Binford – November 21 – Zoom
• Caroline Shaw – Late November – Zoom
• Beilman / Kleiankina / Gilmore – March 6 – TBD


• Violin to Viola Adventure – October 10 – Zoom
Targeted for middle school age and above violin students interested in learning viola
• Music and Your Future: Career and College Pathways – October 24 – Zoom
Panel with College Admissions Personnel, Faculty, Performing Musicians, etc.
• Creating a Remote Chamber Music Performance – November 15 – Zoom
This workshop will give students the skills to begin working on collaborative videos with their
groups or even by themselves (playing different parts!)
• All-State Audition Workshop – December 5 – Zoom
Musicians will have the opportunity to work on audition pieces and scales with Pamela Kelly
and Elizabeth Beilman in preparation for Regional Orchestra auditions
• Arranging 101: Creating Your Group Encore! – January 23 – Zoom
Students learn the basics of arranging their own music
• Public Speaking and Performance Anxiety – March 21 – TBD
Waltye Rasulala presents tips and training on overcoming performance anxiety
• CMS Side-by-Side Workshop and Concert – April 17 – TBD
Students from the Community Music School join NCCMI students to play side-by-side in a
collaborative program

Community Engagement Opportunities

• Pop Up Parks Concerts!
• Church Outreach
• Music Theatre Performances
• Library Outreach
• Team Genius Projects- Retirement Community and Library/School Videos

Special Events/Faculty Artist Series
• Doug Beilman: Memories of Beethoven Quartets and the New Zealand String
Quartet – November 8 – Zoom
• Faculty Artist Concert: Music by African-American Composers – January 18 – Zoom
• Small but Mighty: Chamber Music and Social Change – February 13 – TBD
• Faculty Concert: Performances TBD – April 25 – TBD