Current undergraduate courses
Various chamber groups—from quartets or quintets to violin and piano duos—are formed each year based on the number and variety of qualified instrumentalists who apply. There are weekly coaching sessions. Groups will have an opportunity at the end of each semester to perform in a chamber music concert.
In rotation over two years, students will have the opportunity to experience and participate in a broad range of musical styles from the Baroque to symphonic and contemporary repertory, including improvisation and experimental music.
This course is open to all instrumentalists who are interested in developing techniques to improve their sight-reading skills. Groups from duets to quintets will be formed according to level and will meet once a week. A sight-reading “performance” will be held at the end of each semester.
Violin Master Class meets weekly and involves both playing and discussion. Each student is required to prepare a solo piece. An accompanist will be present before and during each class to rehearse and perform with students. Each master class is organized as a series of individual lessons that address recurrent performance problems, including discussions concerning technical and musical issues (basic and advanced), as well as performance practices. All students will receive copies of the works being performed.
The Sarah Lawrence String Orchestra will meet for 90 minutes once each week and will be open to Music Third students, as well as other students who are interested in playing in a string orchestra. There will be one performance each semester. Each performance will highlight a soloist from the orchestra. Auditions will be held at the beginning of each semester.