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Topic: Getting Involved With Chamber Music  (Read 1631 times)

Offline thomas_williams

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Getting Involved With Chamber Music
on: October 17, 2003, 09:32:31 PM
This is a huge problem to me.

I really want to play chamber music, but I hardly know any other classical musicians and I'm not sure how to go about getting involved.  I asked my piano teacher, and the only thing he knew that might help would be to contact teachers who taught other instruments (string programs, etc.), and they might be of help in putting a group together.  He said it is hard to get into a group below the collegiate level, and perhaps it is true, but that dosen't lessen my desire.  Also, my family lives out in the country and there doesen't seem to be much classical music in the nearest towns, although the musically rich city of Atltnta is just an hour or so away, and there are smaller towns closer by that have some good music.   Does anyone have any suggestions for me on this matter?  They would be much appreciated.  Playing chamber music is something I want to do more than almost anything else.


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