Tue | 5:30-8:20 PM
MacAlister Hall, 2011
The Drexel Keyboard Ensemble I is a learning based group that works to develop skills for the keyboard player in an orchestra-like environment. Students should have completed Class Piano 1, or have a minimum 4 - 6 months of lessons and a willingness to practice their parts. The ensemble teaches beginner ensemble skills and helps beginning and early intermediate students improve reading ability along with listening skills. Generally students work on simple arrangements of classical themes, along with popular songs or folk tunes. An informal recital is given at the end of each term.
No audition required.
The Drexel Keyboard Ensemble II is a performance based ensemble that prepares and plays a recital each term. This group continues to teach performance and ensemble skills, and a solo performance opportunity for interested students. During the term students have the opportunity to work on arrangements of great classical music, along with folk or popular songs. Acceptance into this group is by audition, and generally students will have had at least 7 or more years of piano study, good sight reading skills and a willingness to practice their parts as needed.
Auditions may be in person or by submittal of recordings/online links along with a summary of piano skills.
More information may be obtained by contacting director, Ms. Wanda Canfield.