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Posted on Sep 30, 2015 in Music Education Commentary, Our Teachers, Prelude Chamber Music, Testimonials

Successful Extended Day – Expression is Elementary

Often, we focus so much on playing our instruments well or learning a new technique that we forget to have fun and embody what we mean, to tell the story we meant to tell. At Prelude Chamber Music, we teach that emotions and expression are a really important facet of music appreciation and performance. For our younger kids in 2015, we added a new enrichment program for the late afternoon hours providing more exploratory ways to grow expressively through music and visual story-telling. What started out as a way to help our families that needed a later pick up time option in order for their children to be able to participate in our music camp, quickly blossomed into a big hit. Kids enjoyed finding new ways to connect their mood and story ideas with a visual interpretation of their emotions and a little acting. We thank our donors who saw a need and stepped up to help! Meet Gigi and Learn more about Art & Story. 

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Posted on Sep 30, 2015 in Music Education Commentary, Our Teachers, Prelude Chamber Music, Testimonials, Uncategorized

We Love Prelude Chamber Music – Trio and Quartet Inspiration

“My children, ages 15 and 12, have attended Prelude Chamber Music Camp every year they were age-eligible. Initially, the greatest benefits were to work with and get to know our fine Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra musicians and to meet peer string players from a larger area than our youth symphony attracts. Then there was the obvious – the rare opportunity to play in small ensembles. The exposure to the rich string quartet literature and the specialized skills gained from performing chamber music have enhanced my children’s musicianship and love of their instruments. They were inspired to start their own trios and quartets! We have returned to camp, year after year, because it has grown with the children. The addition of master classes and performances with world renowned quartets, such as the Dover Quartet and Vega Quartet, has elevated the camp to new levels. It is a huge privilege to learn from these accomplished young role models in a friendly setting where they are approachable and eager to share. Thanks to its founder and longtime Jacksonville resident, Jeanne Majors, Prelude Chamber Music Camp embodies that big, small-town character that makes Jacksonville special. It is a blessing to have a camp of such high caliber so close to home.” – Elizabeth Maddox

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Posted on Jan 8, 2014 in Prelude Chamber Music, Testimonials

Prelude Chamber Music Camp, on Friendships

“My son has gone to Prelude Chamber Music Camp every summer since he was 8 years old.  He is now 14.  It has always been a wonderful experience for him.  He has made lasting friendships and recieved excellent instruction.  He looks forward to attending prelude every summer,” Mom, Thrift (January 2014).

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Posted on Jan 8, 2014 in Prelude Chamber Music, Testimonials

Prelude Chamber Music Camp, an Enriching Experience

“We’ve been fans of Prelude Chamber Music Camp for 6 years! The camp has been a staple of our summer activities. They have something for everyone, from my 7 year-old  beginning violinist to my 14 year-old advanced violist. Beginners grow beautifully as musicians in a supportive and encouraging environment while advanced players enjoy challenging repertoire and are expertly guided by some of the best professionals in the area. There’s plenty of time for friends and fun with enriching elective activities such as guitar, chorus, and fiddling. We’re incredibly fortunate to have such a valuable resource in our own backyard!,” Mom, Remmer (January 2014).

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