Summer Chamber Music Workshop 2020

Summer Workshop 2019 - 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 recital including all participants at the conclusion of the Workshop.

Placement Auditions will be held on April 27th and 28th 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.  

Audition Requirements: Applicants will be expected to play a scale (major scale - one octave for Week I and two 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 will submit a video audition in lieu of a live audition.  Video Auditions are due no later than April 12th.

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

All interested students should register for the program by April 1, 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 auto pay.  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 prior to 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 will not be assigned an audition time and should refer to the Video Audition Requirements and Submission Instructions link above.  

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

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

Week 1:  June TBA
St. Anthony Church: 660 Florin Rd, Sacramento, CA 95831

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tuition: $270 + $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: TBA 

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

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

 

By application (included in Week 2 program) and audition required.

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. It is a plus if the applicant has previously been through the Workshop as a student. Mentor students are required to register and participate in the Week 2 Program, July 8-13 with supplementary performances. A short paragraph supporting your interest in being a Mentor is found on the Week 2 application.

 

Mentoring of younger players will take place during the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day. Monday – Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be rehearsal sessions with coaches and Mentors. Mentors will participate in a 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.

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

5/10/20 and 6/10/20.

Week 2: July TBA

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

10:00 am – 4:30 pm  TBA

Concerts, Schedule TBA

Tuition: $420 + $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 in lieu of a live audition.  

Video Auditions are due no later than April 12th.

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

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


Registration will open January 1st, 2020

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3443 Ramona Avenue, Suite 22

Sacramento, CA 95826-3833

Tel: 916-731-5777

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