Spring Session 2021

February 14 – April 11

 

Due to the Virginia Governor’s recent COVID safety mandate, spring session will be limited to smaller ensembles. We encourage you to register today. We are anticipating that spots will fill up quickly.

The spring program will include weekly “live” rehearsals and a final performance held in a sanitized environment with social distancing and masks being worn by all musicans and instructors at all times.

Playing in such small ensembles allows our young musicians to bring their art and preparation to a new level, further developing the expertise and confidence. In addition and if permitted, performing with the HRCP Sinfonietta will allow our students the opportunity to perform as soloists.

All participants must have at least 3 years of experience in order to participate. Students are placed in groups based on their individual skill level, as determined in an informal preliminary audition. Each applicant should schedule an audition. Dates and times are available upon request.

PRICE: $300

SESSION DATES: February 14 – April 11

TIME:  3:00-5:15 pm

LOCATION:
Kroc Center
1401 Ballentine Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23504

All COVID safety precautions will be put in place for all participating groups and instructors. Only HRCP staff and students will be allowed to enter the church. We will require all students to wear masks and parents will be required to perform health checks before dropping off their musicians. 

More detailed information about safety and attendance will be sent to registered students.

SESSION PAYMENTS:

Pay by Check
Checks can be made out to:
Hampton Roads Chamber Players

Pay Online
There is a $7 processing fee for online payments

Masterclass Instructors

Outside of our amazing HRCP instructors, we will also be welcoming three special guest instructors during the spring session.

Anouchka Hack

CELLO

Since making her debut in 2010 at the Festival van Flandern, Anouchka Hack regularly performs with various orchestras, such as the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, the Sinfonia Rotterdam and the French Chamberphilharmonic. In 2017 her Duo was granted the “Young Artist Award“ at the International Music Festival Buxtehude and the second prize at the Possehl competition, in the 2017/18 season they were presented in the series “Best of NRW“.

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Kelly Hall Tompkins

Kelly Hall Tompkins

VIOLIN

Acclaimed by the New York Times as “the versatile violinist who makes the music come alive” and as a 2017 New York Times “New Yorker of the Year,” for her “tonal mastery” (BBC Music Magazine) and “Groundbreaking” recording projects (STRINGS Magazine), and featured in the Smithsonian Museum of African- American History, violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins is trailblazing an innovative, creative and entrepreneurial career as a soloist and chamber musician. 

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Kelly Hall Tompkins

Andrew Gonzales

VIOLA

Hailed by the Strad Magazine for his ‘warm hearted playing and mellow tone’, Philadelphia based violist Andrew Gonzalez lives a fulfilling career as both a soloist and chamber musician, performing in prestigious venues throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. His playing has allowed him to collaborate with respected ensembles such as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Sejong Soloists, as well as members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Tokyo, Orion, Borromeo, and Vermeer quartets. 

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The Application Process

Step 1: Apply

All students interested in the Spring 2021 session must complete the application form below. 

Step 2: Audition

All new students must audition prior to being accepted into HRCP. There is a non-refundable $25 audition fee for all auditions. We will be emailing all applicants available audition slots. If you have questions, please reach out to Jorge Aguirre. Students that have participated in a HRCP program within a year do not have to audition. 

What to prepare:

  • Prepared piece that shows skill level
  • Scales (musician’s choice)
  • Demonstrate the ability to sight read music

What to bring:

  • $25 audition fee (Make checks payable to  Hampton Roads Chamber Players) and printed copy of your registration form confirmation (this should have been emailed to you immediately following online application). 

Step 3: Acceptance

HRCP will notify all students that have been accepted into the program by email or phone call.

  • An email will be mailed with additional registration information as well as options for payment
  • Once registration is completed, you will receive a welcome email before the start of the session/camp

 

 

Application

  • Registration Information

    All participants must be in grades 6-12. Students are placed in groups based on their individual skill level. For new HRCP students, an audition must be completed before registration is finalized. There is a $25 non-refundable audition fee. Applicants can audition by sharing a video, setting up an online meeting (Facetime) or by an in-person evaluation with the music director. For more information or to set up an audition, call 757-537-9565.
  • Parent/Guardian Info

  • Student Musician Info

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Share how many years your musician has been studying and achievements or previous experience.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.