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LIU Post Presents 31st Summer Season of the Chamber Music Festival

Featuring the Pierrot Consort Ensemble-in-Residence

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
516-299-2333

Pierrot Consort Ensemble-in-ResidenceBrookville, N.Y. – The LIU Post Chamber Music Festival will celebrate its 31st anniversary season this summer from July 9 – 27. The Festival, one of the region's premier music events, is an intensive, three-week program that focuses on the study and performance of the standard chamber music repertoire. Nearly 100 participants at the festival are being mentored and coached by The Pierrot Consort, the faculty ensemble-in-residence at LIU Post, which includes Susan Deaver, flute and conductor; Dale Stuckenbruck, violin; Veronica Salas, viola; Maureen Hynes, cello; and Heawon Kim, piano.        

The festival's primary focus is the study and performance of standard instrumental chamber music, including string quartets, woodwind quintets and mixed chamber ensembles. It also includes a series of instrumental and performance master classes, a concerto competition, chamber orchestras, and a series of public concerts at Hillwood Recital Hall and Tilles Center for the Performing Arts featuring The Pierrot Consort, the faculty ensemble-in-residence at LIU Post; festival artists; and guest artists Lawrence Dutton, violist with the Emerson String Quartet and David Alan Miller, music director and conductor of the Albany Symphony.

Approximately 120 instrumentalists will be selected through auditions to participate in the three-week festival. The LIU Post Chamber Music Festival includes an artistry program for young professionals and pre-formed chamber ensembles; a performance program for college and conservatory musicians; an advanced program for students ages 15 to 18; a seminar program for students ages 9 to 14; and a music educators' program for the advancement of chamber music, which caters to those interested in developing chamber music programs at their schools, or who are interested in expanding existing programs.

In addition to chamber music, the festival includes musicianship classes, individual master classes, chamber music performance classes and a conducting program -- an overview of conducting and rehearsal techniques, score study, musical style and full orchestral and chamber orchestral repertoire. Conducting participants attend master classes, receive training with the Conductors' Ensemble and actively observe rehearsals of the Festival Chamber Orchestra. 

The Chamber Music Festival is available on a non-credit basis or participants may elect to earn undergraduate or graduate credits for participation. High school students may earn college credit through the High School Enrichment Program. Scholarships, fellowships and Tilles Center Scholar Awards will be available. Auditions will begin in April and continue through early June, offering gifted students and young professionals from the New York region the opportunity to perform and learn in a rich musical experience.

For more information, or to schedule an audition, please visit www.liu.edu/post/chambermusic or call the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival at (516) 299-2103. The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is now known as LIU Post.

Posted 03/26/2012

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