Students will have an opportunity to participate in 2 types of ensembles, Festival Orchestra and Chamber groups. The Festival Orchestra is a conductor-less ensemble which will dive into a few orchestral masterpieces, as well as a few jazz/pop favorites. Students and faculty collaborate in an open environment where all participants are encouraged to share ideas. Through the mentorship of our top-notch faculty, students will also improve leadership skills and rehearsal technique.
In mixed-instrument chamber groups (some may include piano), students will learn and perform various styles of ensemble performance.
TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE
9:00 – 9:50 am Warm up/Technique Class
10:00 – 11:20 am Festival Chamber Orchestra
11:30 – 12:15 pm Applied Theory
12:15 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Chamber Music
2:00 – 3:30 pm Private Lessons/Practice
3:30 – 4:30 pm Creative Workshop
This class approaches theory from a refreshingly different perspective. Students will be challenged to use their theory knowledge to:
CREATE chord/rhythm charts from recordings
LEARN to read and perform from chord charts
IMPROVE their internal rhythm through the use of eurythmics (body rhythm)
The result is a clearer understanding of the purpose/application of music theory in our everyday music-making.
There will be at least 2 class-levels, divided by experience. Classes will be determined on the first day of camp, following a short assessment.
Put away all scores, notebooks, and sheet music! In these fun workshops, students will create music through improvisation, games, storytelling, and a few other fun techniques. No improvisation experience? We’ll walk you through! Are you an experienced improviser? You will be challenged to expand your toolbox!
Students will have a chance to receive individual instruction in one of 3 masterclasses. There will be a sign-up sheet on the first day of camp. On alternate days, students will participate in seminars – addressing issues relevant to their budding musical lives.
CYMC-SOA 2018 will include outreach performances, a Vancouver Island mini-tour, and a chamber music performance. Repertoire will be announced prior to camp, and music will be sent ahead of time.
CYMC FACULTY CONCERTS
All students will attend the Thursday evening faculty concerts, a cornerstone of the busy summer season for CYMC students and local classical music lovers alike.
RCM Levels 6 – ARCT (or equivalent)
Admission is by audition (see instructions on the registration form).
REGISTRATION & FEES
Fees for the String Orchestra Academy 2018 program:
Tuition: $900.00 ($50 discount for *early-bird applications)
Room and Board: $900.00
Day Camper Fees (for those not staying overnight; includes activities and transportation to and from activities and events): $50
*Early Bird Fees for tuition is $850.00 if paid before April 15, 2018. (tuition paid upon acceptance)
Need help coming up with enough money for camp? Download a fundraising kit here: CYMC-Student-Fundraising-Kit
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Application for the 2019 String Orchestra Academy will be available soon.