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Arcos Chamber Ensemble

Ages: 12 - 18
Session Length: 30 Weeks
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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This ensemble focuses on leadership, team building, and chamber music skills with the ultimate goal of performing as a self-directed group. Open to experienced students who play string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass).

Prerequisite: All new students must complete an audition. Click below to submit an audition request form.

AUDITION FORM

Students who have previously participated in this ensemble do not need to complete an audition and are welcome to register at this time. Click the "Enroll" button below to proceed.

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Session Day Time Campus Fee  
October 04, 2022 - May 23, 2023 Oct 04, 2022 - May 23, 2023 Tuesday 6:45pm - 7:45pm University Circle $390 Enroll

Faculty

derek-snyder

Derek Snyder

Instructor, Suzuki Cello; Ensemble Director, Arcos Chamber Ensemble, Beginning Chamber Orchestra, Junior Chamber Orchestra

Derek Snyder has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in both the United States and Europe, and -- as a chamber musician -- has collaborated with members of some of the country's most exciting ensembles, including the Cavani and Cleveland String Quartets, and the Cleveland, Detroit, Montreal and Ba... Expand

Derek Snyder has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in both the United States and Europe, and -- as a chamber musician -- has collaborated with members of some of the country's most exciting ensembles, including the Cavani and Cleveland String Quartets, and the Cleveland, Detroit, Montreal and Baltimore Symphonies. He is the cellist in the nuevo tango band Oblivion Project, which explores the music of Astor Piazzolla, the Hastings Piano Trio, and a board member of the Cleveland Cello Society.

Derek's arrangements of the music of Graham Nash and Bootsy Collins have been performed by the Contemporary Youth Orchestra with the composers. He has created numerous transcriptions and arrangements for cello ensembles, focusing primarily on the music of Dave Brubeck and Astor Piazzolla. His arrangements of music by Brubeck can be heard on the Naxos label as preformed by the Yale Cellos.

Derek is the founder of the publishing company Cellocelli Music (www.cellocelli.com), a source for unique and contemporary sheet music and recordings for string players.

Education
MM, New England Conservatory
BM, University of Michigan Close
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