Choral Chameleon August Ear-Training Workshop
Upper East Side, Manhattan, NYC
10 x 3-hour evening classes, Monday-Friday over 2 weeks, with weekend break.
All classes 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Beginner: Aug 7-18
Intermediate: Aug 7-18
Intermediate: Aug 21-Sept 1
Advanced: Aug 21-Sept 1
55 E84th Street, New York, NY, 10028
Subways – 86th Street 4, 5, 6, Q
$350 Per 2-week Session
$550 For 2 Levels (2 x 2-week Sessions – $150 discount)
8 places per level, per 2-week session
What You Get:
All materials provided
Patient and highly skilled faculty
Time-tested and effective international conservatory approach
Adaptable assignments to meet any level of musicianship
Gain more tonal and rhythmic independence
Decrease fear of mistakes and stage fright
Remove the ego from music making!
Have fun in a supportive and fast-paced environment
Vince Peterson – Artistic Director of Choral Chameleon
Robert Fleitz – The Juilliard School, Ear Training teacher
Joseph Stillwell – San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Music Theory & Musicianship faculty
About The Ear-Training Workshop:
The traditional methods and secrets of the Paris Conservatories have long proven themselves as enablers and guarantors of musical success. However, in today’s tech-driven world, we can sometimes inadvertently divorce tradition and elbow grease from our desire for efficiency and effectiveness.
Out of these conservatory traditions, Choral Chameleon has forged a simple and effective way of meeting musicians of all levels where they are and harnessing musical intuition and skills they already possess.
In this intensive boot camp style workshop, highly experienced teachers of these methods will lead you through adaptive practice routines you can continue on your own long after these first weeks. These will help you to change the way you listen, the way you process musical information, the way you read music – even out of key context, and the way you perceive your musical self in just a short amount of time.
Heavy concentration on rhythm and singing, in tandem with listening analysis, greatly bolsters personal musicianship skills, while increasing enjoyment of music-making alone or with others, and making the practice of these skills fun and more efficient. Most students have experienced a profound change within themselves in just one session.
Suitable for both choral singers and non-choral musicians.
Guide to Levels:
This course is geared toward those with little or no prior experience in reading music. It will cover the basics of rhythm, pitch, harmony, and the process of synthesis: translating information you see into audiation, and then into performance. Focus will be on simple meter rhythms, melodies with stepwise motion and some leaps in treble clef and bass clef, and oral dictation with rhythm and pitch identifications.
If you already know the basics of rhythm and pitch, this course will take it to the next step. It will cover more complex rhythms and melodies including compound meter and more leaps and rudimentary chromaticism. Your personal sense of audiation and synthesis will tighten up and become a faster, more intuitive process.
Not for the faint of heart, the volume is turned up in this course, which covers complex rhythmic constructions including shifts between simple and compound meter with either beat or division constant, melodies outside of diatonic tonality, and multi-voice written dictations. Emphasis will be placed on musical multi-tasking: processing 2 or more musical lines at the same time in listening and performance settings, as well as building strong tonal and rhythmic independence.