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Symphony Orchestra Intensive

Ages 13–18

July 9–22
Two-week session

Student Performances
Saturday, July 15, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 22, 4 p.m.

Designed for the most talented high school-aged musician, the program offers you an intensive, two-week long orchestral experience. A large ensemble working at a very high level, the orchestra sight-reads, rehearses, and performs the finest symphonic literature from a variety of musical style periods.

Works performed in the past two summers include Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, Bernstein’s Candide Overture, Mussorgsky/Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2, Respighi’s Pines of Rome, Ives’s Variations on America, and Saint-Saens’s Dance Macabre.

Daily instruction will include sectional rehearsal and two full rehearsals. In addition to participating in the Symphony Orchestra, you will receive private lessons arranged individually with the faculty. During these lessons, the instructor will determine assignments for master classes and recitals. Sectional placements and seating will be made following the live audition on Registration Day.

A recorded audition is required for acceptance. Find audition information here. The audition deadline is March 31, 2017, but applicants are encouraged to register and audition as early as possible.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $50

Early enrollment is encouraged.

Conductor: Larry Livingston

 

Chamber Festival Intensive

Ages 14–18

July 23-August 6
Two-week session

Student Performances (subject to change)
Chamber Music Concerts
Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m.
Thursday, August 3, 7 p.m.
Friday, August 4, 7 p.m.

Orchestra Concerts
Saturday, July 29, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 5, 1:30 p.m.

Final Concert
Sunday, August 6, 3 p.m.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Designed for the most advanced and serious musician, this intensive program provides a unique opportunity to develop and refine the skills needed to excel both as a chamber musician and, equally, in an orchestral setting. You will work with outstanding orchestral conductors, esteemed applied faculty, and renowned chamber music coaches. Unlike other youth festivals, Chamber Festival places dual emphasis on chamber music and orchestra. Orchestra rehearsals are in the morning and chamber music coaching and private lessons in the afternoon.

Concert-giving is core to the intensive, which will include opportunities for recital performances. Chamber ensembles will explore a rich array of music, from pieces for duos to mixed ensembles of 8-10.

Past orchestra works include Mahler’s Symphony No. 3First Movement, Hanson’s Merry Mount Suite, Tan Dun’s Internet Symphony Eroica, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Leonore Overture No. 3, Berlioz’s Beatrice and Benedict Overture, and Durufle’s Requiem.

Chamber Festival is aimed at those who aspire to have a career in music; admission is highly selective.

Pianists: You will participate in chamber music rehearsals, receive daily private coaching, and may, depending upon experience and ability, play collaboratively with other students on student recitals.

A recorded audition is required for acceptance. Find audition information here. The audition deadline is March 31, 2017, but applicants are encouraged to register and audition as early as possible.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Music Fee: $100

Early enrollment is encouraged.

Intensive Directors: Larry Livingston, Edie Orloff, John Walz