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2014 Worldwide Chamber Music Workshop Guide
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A 40-page worldwide listing of music study and performance opportunities open to adult amateurs.
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2014-1 Winter Newsletter International Advisory Council Member, Majana Rutkowski, describes international air travel with her cello,
Four stories of music in later life; Keith Bowen and his clarinet studies, Fred Nussbaum remembering his father, Robert Mann continues coaching, and Alice Herz Sommer, 109 yr-old holocaust survivor still plays her piano.
And more: A scam that wasn't; a rescued piano; Dale Domian joins the ACMP Board; NYC players respond to a call from the UN Orchestra; Portable stand light reviews
Beginning and Intermediate Chamber Music With Piano: A Bibliography
Format: Adobe PDF, 154kb
This is a graded list of chamber music with piano for early level players, including descriptive comments by the author, Nancy O'Neill Breth. All works are less difficult (or of similar difficulty but shorter) than Haydn and Mozart piano trios. Some works are clearly written with children in mind, but many others are suitable for both children and adults. Only pieces recommended by the author for high musical quality are included.
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Chamber Workshops for Amateur Musicians: A Practical Guide
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This 35-page comprehensive guide by David Yang contains guidelines and suggestions for putting together a chamber music workshop for amateur musicians. It addresses both general questions as well as details that come up in the day-to-day planning and execution of a workshop.
Children’s Orchestra Society
Format: Excel Spreadsheet, 611Kb
Over 2000 works listed including composer and dates, title and duration of piece. A few of the pieces are graded and have comments.

Yoel Epstein’s modified COS list
Format: Excel Spreadsheet, 75Kb
Also check out Yoel Epstein's modified version of the Children's Orchestra Society list, reformatted and with new material.
Dvorak Cello Conversion Kit
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It was common practice for 19th century composers to use the treble clef for cello passages in the high register, intending them to be played an octave lower. While these passages have been transcribed to tenor clef in Beethoven, for example, this false treble notation (dubbed "trouble clef" by a friend who is an amateur cellist) persists in much of Dvorák's chamber music. There is some reasonable doubt about the meaning of the notation in Dvorák, but the common performance practice is to play these sections down an octave. This kit allows you to replace the false treble clef with tenor clef, or true treble clef where necessary.
Exercises for String Quartet
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The Danish violinist Mogens Heimann (1915-1982) was a pupil of Carl Flesch. The exercises, divided into seven sections, include Intonation, Unity of Execution, Dynamic Shading, Rhythm, Phrasing, Tone Production, and Tempo. Each section is enriched with two examples from the standard quartet literature. The book is edited by Hans Erik Deckert, and produced by Board Member Franz Marcus (Vc, Brussels, BELGIUM) for ACMP and the Danish Branch of the European String Teachers Association.
Guide for Arranging an ACMP Play-In
Anyone can host a musical Play-In or “open house.” It is up to you to choose how large or small the event should be. This Guide may be especially useful if you plan an event outside your own home although many ideas will work just as well if you are hosting a musical “open house” in your home.
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String Quartet Self-Coaching (English) Though originally written for members of a string quartet who want to improve their playing so that their quartet sounds like a “real quartet,” this manual is useful for any instrumentalist in any chamber-music combination. It offers tips on how your ensemble playing may be improved and how you can reach a higher level and enjoy greater satisfaction. The manual was written by Stéphane Fauth as an outgrowth of the 2009 ACMP International Advisory Council topical conference held at Val du Seran Chamber Music Centre, France.
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String Quartet Self-Coaching (French)
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String Quartet Self-Coaching (German)

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