Chamber Music & Orchestra!
Chamber music develops: Collaboration: Chamber music involves working with others while treating everyone as equals, sharing opinions and striving to come together to make something beautiful. Each individual voice is important so chamber music is a true collaboration.
- Leadership: There is no conductor! Each member of the group has to become the leader at the appropriate time to help achieve the goals of the group.
- Responsibility: When each student play his or her part alone, there is no place to hie. So each person is responsible for his or her part! Shares attendance an punctuality are important in an ensemble so this develops the inner sense of responsibility.
- FUN! Chamber music is a great combination of being with friends and playing some of the greatest music written in history!
- Listening: chamber music focuses on listening to oneself and to others, forcing rapid growth in this aspect
- Rhythm: Be there that anyone he can put I wanted to inrouce fodoes. is simply no better way to grow in rhythm than through chamber music and playing well with other musicians!
- Intonation: chamber music forces musicians to pay close attention to how to play in tune and to open up their internal and external ears to do so
For the less advanced student, Dolce also offers a String Ensemble which is, in essence, an orchestral experience.
Both ensembles are invitation or audition only so participation is in itself a worthy extracurricular activity for everyone involved
As dedicated educator, Luyan was awarded the Graduate Teaching Assistantship from University of Colorado at Boulder before she transferred her studies to U of I. After graduate, she taught violin in Encore music and Arts Academy, San Jose, CA. Dr. Gao’s enthusiastic priority is to guide her students to developing their technique for beautiful music making, along with discover their unique tune and style. Her students have won many competitions locally and nationally including the US open music competition (junior Division solo 2nd prize 2013, junior Division Chamber 2nd prize 2014), the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition (Senior Division solo 3rd prize 2015) , and many of them have been accepted to music conservatories and universities.
Chamber music is the 'social aspect' of music making which is similar to a 'band' an was also considered the highest form of art by many great musicians an thinkers of the Englithenment an Romantic eras. Chamber music is fun, social, challenging and generally more impressive an satisfying to perform than normal solo music.