It's your time to play! Engage with your peers in a fun and challenging ensemble program for amateur adult musicians, in a relaxed setting. Work on musicality, listening, and balance with our accomplished teacher artists. Participants will have the opportunity to play in two ensembles (trios, quartets, quintets) personally selected to match the musicians’ skill level and style preferences.Open to intermediate-advanced strings, winds, piano, harp, and guitar. While chamber music experience is not required, participants should have strong technical, rhythmic, and reading skills
Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.
Placement Auditions: All new registrants will be scheduled for a 15-minute audition/placement interview with the program coordinator. Musicians who participated in SummerNightMusic in previous years do not need to audition, but will be contacted by the coordinator to discuss repertory and ensemble preferences. Register early to allow time for the coordinator and coaches to select and distribute music to participants before the start of the program!
Absences: Students are allowed one absence during the program weeks (not August 9, 16 or 17).
Lessons: Preparatory lessons can be scheduled for musicians wishing to work through the technical and interpretive details of their assigned pieces prior to the start of the program. Please contact the Music School offfice to discuss lesson placement and schedule. Lessons are not included in the SummerNightMusic tuition amount and will be billed separately.
Tim Terranella, coordinator/strings/flute
Tim has performed as both cellist and flutist with many of Boston's most prestigious musical organizations including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Esplanade Pops, New Hampshire Symphony, Cape Cod Symphony, Symphony New Hampshire, Boston Academy of Music, Claflin Hill Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, and the Bostonian Chamber Players. He has also performed and recorded in the New York area as a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Tim has dedicated much of his professional experience to teaching the cello and flute and coaching chamber ensembles. He holds degrees from The Boston Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music, and has served on the faculties of Boston University, Buckingham and Nichols School, and the Groton School.
Cynthia Forbes, strings
Cynthia performs in New England area ensembles and orchestras, and has appeared as concerto soloist with Boston Virtuosi, New England String Ensemble, and Syracuse Camerata. She records for documentaries and films, premieres new works, and performs in summer festivals and chamber music projects. Cynthia has been on the faculty at Oak Meadow Montessori, Boston Latin School, and Cambridge Center for Adult Education. She holds degrees from Harvard University and Syracuse University.
Dorcas Mccall, strings
Dorcas has performed numerous solo and chamber music recitals in Boston, New York, and London, and appeared as a guest artist at the Hot Springs and Merrimack Valley Chamber Music festivals. She has also been featured as a soloist on WGBH radio in Boston and WQXR in New York. An avid champion of the viola, Dorcas was a founding member of the Boston Viola Quartet, which has been featured at the International Viola Congress, Boston’s First Night Festival, and on numerous concert series throughout Greater Boston. She enjoys a very active performance schedule with Orchestra of Indian Hill, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, the Handel and Haydn Society, and many other ensembles throughout New England. She holds degrees from Wellesley and New England Conservatory, and teaches at Boston College.
Henry Tervo, woodwinds
An active freelancer, Henry has performed with the Boston Pops, Emmanuel Music, Portland Symphony, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Acton Chamber Orchestra, and the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra. He is also a woodwind instructor for Acton-Boxborough Community Education and has been on the faculties at Lynn Public Schools, Gordon College, Lynnfield Public Schools, and Weston Public Schools. He holds degrees from University of Lowell and New England Conservatory.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those effected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.
Non-Discrimination Policy: Indian Hill Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or any other category protected under applicable law in its admissions, education programs, activities, or employment policies.