Summer Chamber Music Workshop 2020

Summer Workshop 2020 - Placement Auditions being held April 18th & 19th.             

Tentative Dates - Subject to Change

Sacramento Youth Symphony is proud to offer the 31st Annual Summer Chamber Music Workshop. Founded in 1990, the summer session of the Sacramento Youth Symphony’s Chamber Music Workshop offers an intensive week of ensemble playing, introducing young musicians, ages 7-12 (Week 1) and 11-19 (Week 2), to chamber music literature and rehearsal techniques. This program offers individualized coaching with professionals in the performance field, as well as a festival concert including all participants at the conclusion of the Workshop.

Placement Auditions will be held on April 18th and 19th for everyone except returning Week II students (enrolled in Week II Summer 2019). Returning Week II students will be asked to submit a video audition in lieu of a live audition.  Video Auditions will be due by April 13th, 2020.  

Claire Tatman

Director, SCMW

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Audition Requirements: Applicants will be expected to play a scale (major scale - one octave for Week I and two-three octaves for Week II) and a solo piece that best represents their playing ability (no longer than 5 mins), and be prepared to sight-read at the audition.  

Students who participated in Week 2 last summer 2019 will submit a video audition in lieu of a live audition.  Video Auditions are due no later than April 13th.

Click Here for Video Audition Requirements and Submission Instructions for Returning Week II Students. If the video is not presented by deadline, the student will be assigned an audition time.

All prospective students should register for the program by April 3, 2020.  All registrations are considered conditional until after the audition results have been delivered. At the time of registration, you will be asked to pay a $25.00 deposit and a $4.95 account fee.  You will also be asked to set up a tuition payment plan on autopay.  The tuition will be split into two equal payments and billed on 5/10/20 and 6/10/20.  If you choose to cancel your registration you must do so before May 8th, 2020.  If for any reason we are unable to accommodate your musician, a refund of tuition will be granted (less audition + account fee) even if the registration cancellation date has passed.

A limited number of scholarships are available, as well as tuition assistance for those who qualify. The tuition assistance application is included as an option on the registration form.

Once you have registered, you will be contacted regarding your audition date/time.  You will receive this information via email by no later than April 10th. Returning Week II students should refer to the Video Audition Requirements and Submission Instructions link above and submit a video by April 13th.  If the video is not presented by deadline, the student will be assigned an audition time.

Deposit & Account fee due upon registration.   Tuition Payment Plan:  Payments Drafted on

5/10/20 and 6/10/20.

Week 1:  June 29-July3
St. Anthony Church: 660 Florin Rd, Sacramento, CA 95831

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tuition: $280 + $4.95 account fee

Week I Faculty

This half-day preparatory program is suitable for string students ages 7-12 who have played their instrument as least one full year, offering a technique class, small ensemble coaching and string orchestra rehearsals. A mentoring program will be in place for advanced students who will spend the morning assisting with the preparatory program and the afternoons in side-by-side sight-reading sessions with faculty artists.

Week 1 Mentor Program: June29-July3

St. Anthony Church: 660 Florin Rd, Sacramento, CA 95831

Tuition: $100 + Applicants must also be enrolled in the Week 2 program

 

This program will accept 8 advanced string students who will assist the coaching staff during warm-up, technique and chamber music coaching sessions, as well as play side-by-side with the Preparatory students in their chamber orchestra Week 1. 

High-school students who have previously participated in SCMW Week 2 will be considered for the mentor program. Audition Required. A short paragraph supporting your interest in becoming a Mentor should be included with your application.

Mentor students are required to register and participate in the Week 2 Program, July 6-10 with supplementary performances.

 

Mentoring of younger players will take place Monday-Friday during the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day. Following the morning assistance, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. mentors will rehearse with coaches. Mentors will participate in a Wednesday performance at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Music at Noon Concert Series. 

Deposit & Account fee due upon registration.   Tuition Payment Plan:  Payments Drafted on

5/10/20 and 6/10/20.

Week 2: July 6-10 with Festival Concert on July 11

Sacramento State University, Capistrano Hall: 6000 J St  Sacramento, CA 95819 

10:00 am – 4:30 pm  July 6-10

Concerts: Chamber Music Showcase, 3 pm July 10, 2020 (2 performances simultaneously, Room 151 and 143)
Festival Concert, 7:30 pm July 11, 2020 (Capistrano Hall)  

Tuition: $430 + $4.95 account fee

Week 2 Faculty

 

The Sac State Music Department provides the ideal setting for the Sacramento Youth Symphony’s Chamber Music Workshop, Week 2. This program is suitable for ages ranging from 11-19 with at least two years of experience on their primary musical instrument. Instruments accepted into this program are violin, viola, cello, string bass. Flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, & french horn also accepted (depending on enrollment)  Brass players will be accepted only if at least four brass participants register for the program. Piano & harp students of high proficiency accepted to fill a small number of positions.

 

Students are grouped into trios, quartets, and quintets according to age and musical proficiency. These groups are coached in rehearsal and performance techniques and are taught how to work independently on musical interpretation and general ensemble playing. There are three string orchestra levels, with placement determined by age and skill level. All students have the opportunity to perform with their chamber groups and in the Benefit Concert.

Students who participated in Week 2 last summer will submit a video audition instead of a live audition.  

Video Auditions are due no later than April 13th.

Click Here ​for Video Audition Requirements and Submission Instructions for Returning Week II Students. 

If the video is not presented by the deadline, the student will be assigned an audition time.


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