Chamber Music Camp
Open to String and Piano students ages 7-15
August 7-11, 2017
$300, due at time of enrollment
(Enrollment begins 1/30)
Students will be placed in chamber music groups and will receive chamber music coaching, music theory, music history classes, and daily performance opportunities culminating in a chamber music concert on Friday, August 11th at 7pm.
All parents and family members are invited to attend.
Please submit a short video (5 minute maximum) that best represents your current playing level. To submit, upload your video to YouTube and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:00-9:30 Group warm-ups
9:45-10:45 Chamber Group Rehearsals
11:00-12 :00 Music Theory/Music History Class
12:45-1:45 Chamber Group Rehearsals
2:00-3:00 Studio Class
Featured Faculty Biographies
Violinist, Zo Manfredi
Zo Manfredi has enjoyed much success as a performer and teacher in Austria, Canada, and across the United States. She is currently a doctoral candidate (Doctor of Musical Arts) at the University of North Texas under the direction of renowned pedagogue, Julia Bushkova, where she has been awarded both a Teaching Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship. Ms. Manfredi regularly performs with the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra and Abilene Philharmonic and has performed at many prestigious music festivals including Banff Music Festival, Manchester Music Festival, Musicorda, Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival and Birch Creek Music Performance Center. Ms. Manfredi earned her M.M. at Arizona State University and her B.M. from the University of Puget Sound. Past teachers and mentors have included Danwen Jiang, Maria Sampen, Timothy Christie, Mary LaMonaca, Nancy Critelli, and Joyce Ramee. She studied violin and viola in Vienna, Austria through the IES Music Program with Barbara Gorzynska and Matthius Maurer. Ms. Manfredi is a passionate teacher and held the position of Adjunct Violin and Viola Instructor at Richland College in Dallas, TX from 2013-2014. She is currently the Adjunct Violin and Viola Instructor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Ms. Manfredi is originally from Billings, Montana and currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa.
Violist, Michelle Gasworth
Michelle Gasworth is currently the Director of Community Outreach at Chamber Music | OC and a member of Definiens, Ensemble-in-Residence at Idyllwild Arts Academy. She earned Bachelor and Master degrees in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Michelle has served as Principal Violist for the Waco Symphony Orchestra, Abilene Philharmonic, and Riverside County Philharmonic and performed regularly with the Dallas Opera Orchestra when living in Texas. She has served as Principal Violist of the Lexington Bach Festival Orchestra in Michigan where she appeared as soloist along with Cleveland Orchestra violist Mark Jackobs in a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. An active educator, Michelle has been Teaching Assistant at Birch Creek Music Festival and at the University of North Texas, has maintained a private violin and viola studio for several years, and has led sectionals for many youth orchestras including Idyllwild Arts Academy and the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra. Festival appearances include the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, AIMS in Graz, ENCORE, and the National Orchestral Institute. Recently, she was chosen along with Trio Céleste as artists-in-residence for a four-week period at the Grand Canyon National Park in 2014.
Cellist, Ross Gasworth
Ross Gasworth has performed and taught throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. Ross is the cellist of Trio Céleste, Ensemble-in-Residence at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine, and at Chamber Music | OC. Ross began playing the cello at age three, and earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Richard Aaron and Stephen Geber. Other past teachers include Eugene Osadchy and Michel Strauss. Ross has performed with the San Diego, Houston, Fort Worth, and New World Symphonies, and as principal cellist with the Waco Symphony and Miami Symphony. He has performed chamber music alongside principal players from the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In 2011, Ross was selected from thousands of international auditions to perform as principal cellist of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Tilson-Thomas in Sydney, Australia. Major festival appearances have included the Artosphere Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Pacific Music Festival. He has performed as a soloist with the Rochester Symphony, Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony, Michigan Youth Arts Festival Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, and the UCI Symphony Orchestra.