Small ensembles are an incredible environment in which to develop musicality in students. Having to master one part each, without a conductor, promotes musicality more powerfully than learning in larger ensembles or alone. Small ensemble learning also helps students develop transferable skills like leadership and teamwork, which can be used to build successful careers in any field.
This course is designed for music teachers who want to further promote the magic of small ensembles in their own schools, building and challenging the existing ensemble ethos with Pro Corda’s innovative and proven ideas. A small ensemble can be a string quartet, a piano trio, wind and brass, or almost any configuration of instruments that come together without a great deal of reportoire written for them.