Education and outreach have been an integral part of the Melbourne Chamber Music Society since our inception. Each year we strive to have one or more of the ensembles or individuals appearing in our international concert series provide a clinic or masterclass for a local school or organization like the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Some of the recent highlights include a 2012 masterclass with world renowned violinist, Midori, a 2013 masterclass with trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom (one of only two she gave on her entire U.S. tour!) and a 2013 clinic for the orchestra classes of Melbourne High School by the Horszowski Piano Trio.
Some of the top level ensembles providing outreach events in the past include: American Chamber Players, Spanish Brass, Carducci String Quartet, Kuss String Quartet, Vienna Piano Trio, Borealis Woodwind Quintet and the American Brass Quintet.
Brevard Chamber Music Seminar
The Melbourne Chamber Music Society is proud to sponsor the Brevard Chamber Music Seminar, a unique educational experience for young musicians. Each year student chamber ensemblesform and are coached in a standard work from the chamber repertoire of their ensemble by a local music educator/musician. At the end of the school year the ensembles participate in a 3 day seminar featuring university level professors and professional musicians.
During the seminar the student musicians are guided by a number of different ensemble coaches, observe other ensembles as they are performing, participate in masterclasses for their instrument and finally, perform in a recital at the conclusion of the seminar. The Seminar faculty conclude the event with a recital of their own.
The Public is invited to attend the seminar sessions which are free to the audience. Donations to support the seminar are accepted at the recitals.
2017 Seminar Schedule (subject to change)
All Brevard Chamber Music Seminar events held at Eastminister Presbyterian Church, 106 N. Riverside Dr. Indialantic, FL
UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THE 2017 BREVARD CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR.
We are planning on resuming the seminar in 2018 so please stay tuned!