Master Classes and Tune-Ups

Musicians-in-Residence are the perfect “master” instructors for focused technique and Tune-Up Sessions with community musicians, ensembles and music students. During the academic year and the Summer Festival, the opportunity to work directly with selected OICMF guest artists is just too good to miss. Individual guest artists as well as visiting trios and quartets find that the musical life of Orcas Island is populated with highly motivated individuals. The renowned Gryphon Trio and the Miró Quartet*, for example, are delighted to integrate Master Classes for both young and community musicians into their schedule of concert performances and rehearsals. For our preschoolers, teaching artist Rachel Bachman hosts Tune-Up Sessions as well as being the narrator of the musical storytelling Children’s Concert.

*Chamber Music America has awarded the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival a 2012 Residency grant sponsoring the Miró Quartet’s participation in education activities during the 2012 Summer Festival. Crowning this achievement, the CMA Residency names the Miró Quartet as this year’s Guarneri String Quartet Residency in honor of the famed Guarneri String Quartet.