Two of our faculty chamber ensembles, the Ainur Quartet and the Ahrya Trio, visited several local schools over the past two months, talking about and performing chamber music, which is music written specifically for small groups such as trios and quartets. Supported in part by a grant from ARTSFAIRFAX, the in-school presentations provided the young students with a unique musical experience often different than what they normally hear.
The Ainur Quartet (pictured above) includes Mason Community Arts Academy faculty members Claire Allen (violin), Andrew Juola (violin), Drew Robertson (viola), and Zach Whitaker (cello).
The Ahrya Trio (pictured above) consists of Seon Gyu Park (voice), Nayoon Choi (flute), and Yerin Choi (piano).
Last fall, we were honored to be awarded a Project Support Grant from ARTSFAIRFAX, the county’s officially designated arts agency. These in-school presentations and performances were part of the Faculty Chamber Ensemble Music Enrichment Project.
The mission of ARTSFAIRFAX is to be “the voice of the arts, dedicated to fostering dynamic and diverse local arts, ensuring that arts thrive by providing vision, leadership, capacity building services, advocacy, funding, education, and information.”
The Academy would like to express our deep appreciation for the support received from ARTSFAIRFAX for this project.