Have you ever listened to an exquisitely played piece of music and wondered how much culminated effort went into that performance? How many years of work the talented musicians who produced that music must have undergone to achieve such level of excellence? How many hours of intense practice they must have put in day after day, week after week? How many lessons they must have received from the best teachers? And above all, the opportunities they must have been given every step of the way to develop their talent and attain that apex level of success? We at Hampton Roads Chamber Players (HRCP) have given these questions a great deal of thought! We understand that tomorrow’s expert performers come from developing today’s young musicians – and that we must do all we can to help them achieve success.
HRCP is a not-for-profit organization whose sole purpose is to provide musical instruction and performance opportunities to young talented musicians who are seeking to develop their talents. Our guiding principle is helping young musicians be their best! Since the organization’s inception in 1994, more than a thousand students have benefited from the program. HRCP offers a year-long program that is divided into two semesters as well as a local summer camp and an international festival. Students must audition to be accepted into the program – and about 15% of the students are there on scholarship.
During the program, students are exposed to HCRP’s unique approach to teaching music; they are provided with a combination of individual and small-group lessons from a musical faculty of the highest caliber. Each faculty member is a highly acclaimed performer in his or her own right. Students are taught the value of playing as a team, while still holding individual accountability. HCRP uses the power of music to teach important values such as team work, respect, dedication, excellence, cultural appreciation, and social responsibility. The students perform at numerous public recitals individually and in an orchestral setting including side-by-side performances with the Virginia Symphony orchestra. The program encourages students to give back to the community and share their talents by performing at hospitals, orphanages and schools. HCRP aims to expose budding young musicians to the full breath of the world of professional classical musicians.
You can share in this special transformation and watch as gifted young individuals unfurl their talents to the world. Your support plays a key role in helping our future musicians take those key steps towards professionals. Join the HCRP – help us grow so we can help our talented youth spread their musical wings and soar to great heights!