The Adult Department welcomes all who are interested in instrument instruction, ensemble classes, and chamber music coachings and workshops. Both beginners and experienced players and singers will find a supportive environment for developing proficiency and confidence on their chosen instrument. Diller-Quaile’s faculty are distinguished performers and expert and caring educators, who shape an individualized course of study for each student.

Individual instruction for beginning through advanced students is offered for the following instruments: piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, recorder, saxophone, and guitar. Diller-Quaile accompanists visit string, woodwind, and voice lessons regularly, and Adult Department Recitals provide performance opportunities for interested students.  In addition to individual lessons, Diller-Quaile offers the Ensemble Class Program and the Chamber Music Program. Weekend Chamber Music Workshops are held on select Sunday afternoons from October through May.

If you are interested in individual instruction and/or ensemble classes, please submit an application or apply online. All lesson students interview with the department head to ensure placement with the teacher best suited to their musical needs and skill level.

 

ENSEMBLE CLASS PROGRAM

Camerata
Camerata, a chamber orchestra for intermediate and advanced adult players, provides an opportunity to study and perform repertoire for small orchestra from Baroque through Contemporary periods. Participants hone ensemble and playing skills while rehearsing and performing in a mutually supportive atmosphere. The focus is on guiding participants to a high level of ensemble playing, and each section is led by a professional coach from Diller-Quaile’s faculty. Camerata works in a time frame of five rehearsals leading up to a performance, with repertoire announced in advance.

Schedule and Repertoire TBA Uli Speth, Instructor

Recorder Consort
A small ensemble experience, playing music from Renaissance to contemporary, with emphasis on original music for recorder ensemble. When possible there is one-on-a-part playing. Experience with soprano, alto, and tenor recorders is required, and a willingness to play bass recorder is encouraged. New participants will interview with the instructor. The Recorder Consort performs at Diller-Quaile each semester.

Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Anita Randolfi, Instructor

Vocal Ensemble
The Vocal Ensemble provides adult singers an opportunity to study and perform choral music from the Renaissance to the present day. Participants develop vocal technique, and part singing and ensemble skills in a collegial and supportive environment. Seasoned choristers, as well as those new to choral singing, are welcomed. The Vocal Ensemble performs each semester at Diller-Quaile.

Wednesday 12:00-1:00 p.m. Mary Thorne, Instructor

Adult Guitar Class
Adults new to guitar study learn guitar technique through the study of a variety of music styles in these small classes. Students have the opportunity to perform in concerts at the School.

Wednesday 7:00-8:00 p.m. Thomas Flippin, Instructor
Saturday 9:00-10:00 a.m. Geremy Schulick, Instructor

 

CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAM

Weekly Chamber Music Coachings
Participants are placed in a well-matched trio, quartet or quintet, and the ensemble receives weekly instruction by a coach. Groups are assigned based on players’ levels, experience, preferred rehearsal style, and schedules. Ensembles may elect to cover a vast amount of chamber music repertoire or study a single movement or piece in-depth. Ensembles have an opportunity to perform each semester. Pre-formed groups are welcomed. Placement is not guaranteed to all applicants.

Weekend Chamber Music Workshops
Held on five Sunday afternoons from October through May, the workshops provide adult musicians with opportunities to expand their repertoire, build musicianship, and refine chamber music skills. Participants play in ensembles ranging from trios to octets, and each ensemble works with a coach. Groups are carefully assembled according to skill level, experience, and preferred rehearsal style. Music is sent to participants two weeks in advance. All instruments and levels are welcomed. Participants may register for one or more workshops as they wish.

Deadline for registration is three weeks prior to the workshop date:

Sunday, October 2015 – Date TBA 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 2015 – Date TBA 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 2016 – Date TBA 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 2016 – Date TBA 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 2016 – Date TBA 1:00-5:00 p.m.

If you have questions or would like additional information pertaining to the Chamber Music Program, please contact Elizabeth Glennon, Adult Chamber Music Program Director, at 212-369-1484, ext. 23 or eglennon@diller-quaile.org.

 

TUITION RATES 2015-2016 (15 WKS) (30 WKS)
ADULT DEPARTMENT
30 minute lesson $1,000 $1,980
45 minute lesson $1,340 $2,680
60 minute lesson $1,790 $3,580
ENSEMBLE CLASS PROGRAM (15 WKS) (30 WKS)
1 class $600 $1,200
CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAM (15 WKS) (30 WKS)
Weekly Chamber Music Coachings $600 $1,200
Weekend Chamber Music Workshops (Each Workshop) $115
Camerata (5 Rehearsals & Performance) $250

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DOWNLOAD 2015-2016 DILLER-QUAILE APPLICATION (PDF)

Please call 212-369-1484 for more information on Adult Programs, or email info@diller-quaile.org.