Chamber Music Workshop

Workshop Faculty

Constance Cook teaches at the IU Jacobs School of Music. She has championed contemporary and minority composers, and was formerly president of a chamber music organization. For 20 years, she was on the faculty of chamber music programs in Colorado, including Lamont School of Music Pre-College Academy, which she founded.

Brenda Brenner

Brenda Brenner is Eugene O'Brien Bicentennial Executive Associate Dean (Interim) and associate professor of music in music education at the IU Jacobs School of Music. She specializes in string music education, teaching applied violin and courses in violin and string pedagogy.

Frank M. Diaz is associate professor of music in music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. An active scholar and teacher in the field of contemplative science, he is also affiliate faculty for the IU Cognitive Science program and co-director of the IU Music and Mind Lab.

Jorja Fleezanis is adjunct professor emerita of music in orchestral studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Fleezanis was concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1989 to 2009—the longest-tenured concertmaster in the orchestra's history and only the second woman in the U.S. to hold the title of concertmaster in a major orchestra when appointed.

 

Simin Ganatra is professor of music in violin and chair of the Strings Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She is also first violinist of the Pacifica Quartet, the school's quartet-in-residence. Ganatra has won wide recognition for her performances throughout the United States and abroad.

Hilary Glen, cellist, has been praised as a “standout performer.” She is assistant principal with The Atlanta Opera, principal with the Columbus Symphony, and section member of the Atlanta Ballet and Des Moines Metro Opera. She has worked with distinguished musicians including Janos Starker, Alan Harris, and Michael Tilson Thomas.

Sun Min Kim serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Denison University. He has been a prizewinner of national competitions such as the Maria Canals International Piano Competition, MTNA, and International Crescendo Music Awards. He holds the DMA degree in Piano Performance at the Eastman School of Music.

Shelley Taylor

IU Jacobs School of Music alumna Shelley Taylor has more than 30 years of professional experience as a yoga instructor in the Bloomington, Indiana, community. In addition to having lead master classes in yoga and working with Jacobs faculty and students, she has served as adjunct yoga faculty at the IU Department of Kinesiology since 2006. 

 

Brandon Vamos is professor of practice (cello) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a member of the Pacifica Quartet, the school's quartet-in-residence. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras worldwide and has collaborated with many distinguished artists. As a member of the Pacifica Quartet, he won a 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance and the Cleveland Quartet Award, in addition to being named Musical America's 2009 Ensemble of the Year.

Steven Wyrczynski

Stephen Wyrczynski is professor of music in viola at the IU Jacobs School of Music, where he has been on faculty since 2010. He has been an artist-faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival and School since 2006. Wyrczynski was a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra for 18 years, joining in 1992.

For more information, please contact musicsp@indiana.edu.

Summer 2021 Schedule

The workshop will take place from Thursday, June 3, to Sunday, June 6. Schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, June 3 (3–6 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.Introductions and Lecture - Performance by workshop faculty
4:30 p.m.Mindfulness Session
5:00 p.m.Master Class 1 - Coaching for 1 pre-formed ensemble
Friday, June 4 (3–6 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.String Quartet Dissection by workshop faculty
4:30 p.m.Chamber Music Rehearsal and Performance Techniques
Saturday, June 5 (2–5 p.m.)
2:00 p.m.Piano and Strings Chamber Music by workshop faculty
3:30 p.m.Master Class 2 - Coaching for 1–2 pre-formed ensembles
Sunday, June 6 (2–5 p.m.)
2:00 p.m.Lecture - Performance by workshop faculty
3:30 p.m.Master Class 3 - Coaching for 1–2 pre-formed ensembles

Workshop Details

  • This seminar is intended for participants over the age of 18: Applicants may be students, semi-professionals, or professionals.

  • The workshop will be online-only and conducted using Zoom.

  • For more information, contact Constance Cook Glen at cglen@indiana.edu