The PRIZM Ensemble has always wanted to take the PRIZM Chamber Music Festival model of chamber music teaching into target schools in the community.
This week, that dream became a reality.
We are proud to announce PRIZM in the Schools! Starting this week we will be working with students at:
Hickory Ridge Middle School (HRMS)
3920 Ridgeway Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Mr. Phillip Joyner, Director
As a preview of the project, the PRIZM Ensemble performed alongside the Hickory Ridge Middle School Orchestra at the 2013 ArtsFest.
HRMS will assemble 2-4 groups from the school orchestra and band (string quartet, wind trios, brass quintets, etc.), and the PRIZM Ensemble members will have weekly coachings with these groups over a four-week period. They will work to improve both the group's and the individual player's chamber music performance skills, stage presence, and overall facility on their instrument. These small groups will then perform on the HRMS Spring Concert along with a performance by the world-class musicians of the PRIZM Ensemble. In addition to this performance, the PRIZM Ensemble will also perform for the entire student body at HRMS.
As an added reward, select participants from these student groups will also receive subsidized tuition to attend the 2013 PRIZM Chamber Music Festival!
We are honored that Dru Davison has championed our cause, and we are excited about this new and all future collaborations with area schools.
Stay tuned for more information about the wonderful faculty of the 2013 Chamber Music Festival.
Registration still open!
The PRIZM Ensemble consists of a group of artists from various organizations and disciplines who are interested in creating fun and exciting performances and exhibitions with a commitment to arts education and to bridging the gap between the performer and the audience in order to enhance the overall performance experience. PRIZM is focused on bringing the beauty and transcendence of the arts to as broad an audience as possible.
photo by Chip Pankey