In its inaugural year, Music & More SummerFest provides an opportunity for students to study with some of the finest names in classical music. More detailed information about our program and studies are provided below.
Instrumental Studies: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello
The weekly schedule will include private instruction, chamber music coaching; master classes and lecture presentations. Solo, chamber ensemble and string orchestra performances will make up the balance of the schedule. Participants will have three individual lessons with their primary instructor, one additional individual lesson with a second artist-faculty member and four chamber music coaching sessions. Formal MMSF evening concerts as well as additional informal public performances will be created throughout the festival.
All master-classes are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend as many of them as possible. Ample daily practice and rehearsal times will be available to each participating musician.
Ensemble studies: Chamber Ensemble and String Orchestra
The collaborative principle is fundamental to our program. Every chamber ensemble will be carefully assembled taking the levels and ages of participants into consideration. When coaching and working with advanced groups, a faculty member will in many cases play and perform along with participating musicians. Depending on the size of enrollment, we will strive to create two separate string orchestras, each one rehearsing and performing two different programs. The chamber and orchestra repertoire will be finalized by May 10th. We will then send all assigned parts to those selected musicians and groups.
A limited number of students who wish to take lessons in composition will compose a work, preferably less but not longer then five minutes for a featured instrument or festival’s chamber ensemble. A collaborative performance would be featured at one of the final concerts. If an applicant wishes to apply for the composition program, a short recently composed original work should be submitted along with the application for review. See Guidelines for all additional information.
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