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2017 Conference Chamber Music Master Class

NJMTA 2017 State Conference presents Chamber Music Master Class

Sunday, November 19, 2017, Westminster Choir College of Rider University


What is Chamber Music Master Class?

The 2017 NJMTA State Conference has invited three accomplished string players, experienced chamber musicians, and educators who, as a string trio, will conduct a master class session for selected chamber groups as part of the conference programs on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Westminster Choir College of Rider University. All students and teachers may observe this master class.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


                          Anne Ku, Violin                                                Rachel Ku, Viola                             Glenn Fischbach, Cello



How can I register my chamber students to participate?

The application is open to NJMTA teachers (Free), and non-NJMTA teachers (Registration fee $60) with any of their well-prepared chamber music students who could respond positively in a master class setting. Any chamber music groups with three or more instruments are qualified. If you wish to register your students for selection, please adhere to the following guidelines:


1.    The entry begins on September 15th, 2017. Each teacher may submit a maximum of two chamber groups to play in the Master Class.


2.    An application form and prescreening recording is required from all applicants. The recording can be sent either by DVD or by a YouTube video format; however, we strongly prefer the YouTube format. Please email the link or mail the DVD to the Chairperson of this event, Ingrid Tang, postmarked by 11:59pm on October 20th, 2017. The master artists will select 4-6 groups to be coached during the master class session. The results will be posted online by November 3rd, 2017. If you do decide to send a DVD, NJMTA does not assume responsibility for loss of recordings. In addition, NJMTA will not mail any of the submitted recordings back to applicants. Please note that the audio quality of the recording should be at its best performance level.


3.    Each chamber group should perform ONE well-prepared repertoire, not exceeding 12 minutes long. Any level of repertoire is acceptable. Once the group is selected, the group is required to perform the same repertoire to be coached in the master class.


4.    Teachers must provide the following information for each student:

a.    Title and composer of the composition to be performed

b.    All students’ names and ages, and the amount of time the group has been playing together

c.    Teacher’s name, phone number, and email address


5.    Submit the required information to the chairperson, Ingrid Tang, via email at by the October 20th, 2017 deadline. Or mail it to the address: 29 Sequoia Drive, Dayton, NJ 08810 by October 20th, 2017 as postmark date.


After the deadline, the Chamber Music Master Class artists will make the final selection of 4-6 groups to coach, depending on the numbers of applicants. No change of repertoire will be allowed after the selection.


Please note that we welcome any ensemble that includes Piano. Not only are these coaches experienced with all chamber ensembles, they also know how to play piano themselves. Also, Mr. Charles Abramovic, our conference main guest artist, will also be joining to coach the chamber music group on an as-needed basis.


Please direct any questions or concerns to Ingrid Tang via email at

Click here to download this information and the application

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