The Counterpoint Club is a chamber music educational podcast. The Counterpoint Club is a new and innovative genre of chamber music education for the current times, when traditional teaching and learning methods for instrumental and choral music are not possible. The podcast explores chamber music history, outlines rehearsal and performance techniques, and features conversations with special guests. Created and hosted by Skyros Quartet, the episodes of the podcast form a unique and engaging curriculum-based learning resource.
The Counterpoint Club is available for free on all major podcast platforms and is enjoyed by student musicians, adult amateur musicians, and professional musicians, both performers and educators. The podcast website, thecounterpointclub.org, augments the learning experience with supplementary examples, resources, and a downloadable worksheet for each episode.
Special guests interviewed on the podcast include internationally renowned violinist Augustin Hadelich and violist John Largess from the celebrated Miró Quartet. Other guests include alumni of Chamber Music Madness, such as acclaimed baroque violinist Rachell Ellen Wong who was awarded a 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the contemporary Northwest Celtic band The Gothard Sisters.
Resources for Music Teachers
The Counterpoint Classroom is a free resource designed to help orchestra, band, choir, and private music teachers integrate the podcast into their virtual studio or classroom settings. With Teacher Guides, lesson plans and worksheets, it is an exciting addition to our podcast companion website, The Counterpoint Club.