Waverly Chamber Music Series wants to bring together members of the community who enjoy music, including Wartburg students. Musicians often say that their inspiration to pursue music often came from another group or musician. People learn from the power of observation their entire lives, and that doesn’t stop once you reach adulthood. In the same way someone would learn a magician’s tricks, by watching and paying close attention, musicians can gain knew knowledge watching other musicians perform.
Waverly Chamber Music Series features many different styles of chamber music, and many different types of groups as well. It is very beneficial for a student to be exposed to all styles of music to increase their repertoire.
Watching concerts will help young musicians discover new sounds. Often, music students are exposed to high school, maybe some college, and one or two professional concerts before they transition into post-secondary education. Every music group has a different sound, different instruments, and different skill sets. Hearing a wide range of music is very important to expand a student’s musical knowledge.
If anything, watching other musicians perform is inspiring for a young student. Seeing the skills of a particular musician or group can encourage someone to continue practicing and improving their own abilities.
Waverly Chamber Music Series’ mission is to bring together members of the community. When Wartburg students attend a concert, they’re able to be around and talk with music lovers from all walks of life, and they’re not just exposed to other students and their experiences. Everyone comes from different backgrounds, both music and otherwise, and getting to know people outside of a peer group can help develop a student’s worldview.
Seeing a live concert with the community is a great way for Wartburg students to spend their time and expand their horizons.