This week-long day camp is designed for students from around Suzuki Book 4 through concerto level. The schedule will include daily independent rehearsal in small ensembles, daily coachings with a faculty member, a daily quartet masterclass (i.e. coaching in front of an audience), a chamber orchestra in which students play side-by-side with faculty members, as well as some supplemental classes in music theory, history and sight-reading. Each small ensemble will work intensively on a movement from the standard chamber music repertoire, and then present the movement in concert at the end of the week. Tuition for our 2019 camp is $400.
While schedule details of the 2020 Camp Schedule are still being finalized, you can see the daily schedule from our 2019 camp below.
9:00AM-12:00PM: Quartet rehearsal, coaching, and supplemental
Students will spend one hour rehearsing independently with their other quartet members, one hour in coaching with a faculty member, and one hour in a supplemental class (music theory, music history, comparative listening, improvisation.) with their other quartet members and a faculty member. (There is a 10-minute snack break at 11.)
12:00PM-1:00PM: Chamber Orchestra
Students will play side-by-side with other students and faculy in a conductorless chamber orchestra.
1:00PM-1:45PM: Lunch break
2:00PM-2:45PM: Group Supplemental Class
Each day will end with a quartet masterclass in which students will have the opportunity to perform and receive additional coaching in front of their peers. Every group will have three opportunities to perforum during the week. Parents are invited to join the audience of the masterclass every day.
While we wish we could guarantee space for every student who is interested, the nature of chamber music necessitates that we form well-balanced groups to ensure that every student has a satisfying experience. If a student is not accepted for participation this summer, this is not at all an indication that a student did not perform well in their audition: it simply means that we did not have enough other students at the right level to form a group for that student. That being said, every opportunity to perform a live audition and receive feedback is a great learning experience for students, regardless of the outcome.
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July 13 - 17, 2020
Auditions: TBA Spring 2020