Saturday Morning Baroque Ensemble Program

Our well-known baroque ensemble program is headed by long-time faculty member and Chair of Ensembles Grace Feldman. Open to musicians with experience on strings, flute, oboe, recorder or keyboard. A minimum of one year of instrumental study is recommended.
Admission is by teacher recommendation. Unsure where to start? Contact Grace Feldman at gfeldman@nmsnewhaven.org.

1. Beginning Baroque Ensemble

Ages 6 - 9. A first ensemble experience for children playing strings, flute, oboe, recorder or keyboard. A minimum of one year of instrumental study is recommended. Admission is by teacher recommendation.

2. Junior Chamber Ensemble

Ages 7 - 10. For intermediate youth players, Junior Chamber Ensemble is open to strings, keyboard and selected winds (flute, recorder, oboe and bassoon) and emphasizes techniques of large ensemble playing and sight reading. A minimum of two years of instrumental study is recommended. Admission is by teacher recommendation.

3. Advanced Baroque Ensemble

Ages 8 - 11. A chamber ensemble for advancing youth players. Open to strings and selected winds (flute, recorder, oboe and bassoon). The repertoire is drawn from intermediate-level Baroque Trio Sonatas. A minimum of three years of instrumental study is recommended.

4. Baroque and Beyond

Ages 9 - 13. An in-depth focus on the vast repertoire of Baroque Trio Sonatas, including works by Telemann, Bach, Handel, Corelli and Purcell. Open to strings and winds (recorder, flute, oboe, bassoon). A minimum of three years of instrumental study is recommended.

5. Double Quartet

Ages 12 - 15. A doorway into the vast repertoire of String Quartets, including works by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. We will also explore four-part Canzonas and Fantasias of the 17th century, as well as works by 20th century composers. Participants must sight-read well.